Hot Pepper (Capsicum baccatum 'Aji Colorado') in the Peppers Database

Heredity: Open Pollinated
Country of Origin: Bolivia and Peru

Data specific to Peppers (Edit)
General Type: Other: Baccatum
Pepper Shape: Tapered
Fruit Length: 3 - 6 inches
Fruit Width at Shoulders: 0.75 - 1 inch
Fruit Ripening Color Sequence: Green to Red
Days to First Harvest and Maturity: 90+ color not specified
Wall Thickness: Thin
Scoville Heat Units (approximate SHU): 20,000 - 30,000
Heat: Medium Hot 2.5-30K SHU

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Plant Height: 24 -36 inches
Fruit: Showy
Uses: Vegetable
Suitable as Annual


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Posted by DanCarmona (Fort Wayne, Indiana - Zone 5a) on Oct 9, 2012 7:29 AM

Aji Colorado
Capsicum: Baccatum
Origin: Bolivia
PI: 590506
Scoville units: 30,000-50,000
Blossom end shape: pointed
Fruit position and shape: pendant, elongate
Fruit size and color: 3"-5"L green > red
Calyx shape: cup shaped
Flower: erect, rotate, small
Petals/Spots: white/yellow or tan spots
Filament color: white
Anther color: yellow
Habit: small, usually low tree
Stem: smooth
Leaves: smooth, relatively small
Germ. Time: 2 wk. > 2 mo.
Maturity: 75-80 Days
Plant height: 18 > 24"
Taste: .
Usage: .condiment, garnish, salsa
This tall variety from the Peruvian Andes produces brilliantly colored 3 to 5in pendant shaped pods, which are slightly wrinkled. These tasty peppers are used both fresh and in their dried powdered form.
Credits & Sources: thechileman Aji Colorado

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