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Aji Norteno

Aji Norteno

Aji Norteno
Capsicum: Baccatum │ Bolivia│ PI: │ Scoville units: 30,000-50,000

The name of the Aji Norteno translates to "northern ají" because it is a variety that is only popular in the northern coastal valleys of Peru. The plants are vigorous producing many 3 to 4 inch long pendant pods which mature to yellow, red, and also to orange colors.

The chile has a smoky-fruity flavor that is characteristic to this particular species and cannot be found or reproduced in any other chile species. The heat of these pods are as varied as it gets and can range from totally mild to fiery, scorching hot. Interestingly, even in the chillies that have a significant amount of heat, the wings are still mild and sweet, giving the fruit a taste that is complex and complete without being overpowering.

Douglah (or dugla) is a word used by people of the West Indies, especially in Guyana, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago. It is used to describe Caribbean people who are a product of African and Indian descent.

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Interesting info. Thank you.

10 Sep, 2016


They sound yummy!

10 Sep, 2016


i have grown regular green peppers but have not tried hot or mild ones, do you start from seed or a plant? and are they easy to grow, thinking of something new for next yr

18 Sep, 2016


In my experience growing peppers from seed, I start the seeds very early - last week in February. That's because the seeds can take 2 weeks to germinate. Also you may only get 50% germination if you're lucky, you may need to start a 2nd batch. They also grow very slowly and a few won't make it. Once they mature, they will reward you abundantly and are quite forgiving and not much bothers

19 Sep, 2016

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