Ornamental Pepper (Capsicum baccatum 'Aji Omnicolor') in the Peppers Database

Heredity: Open Pollinated
Country of Origin: Peru

Data specific to Peppers (Edit)
General Type: Other: Baccatum
Pepper Shape: Tapered
Fruit Length: 2 - 2.5 inches
Fruit Width at Shoulders: 0,5 - 0.625 inch
Fruit Ripening Color Sequence: Other: Yellow to pale Purple to Orange to Red
Days to First Harvest and Maturity: 70-80 Pale Yellow, 90 Pale purple to Orange-Red
Scoville Heat Units (approximate SHU): 30,000 - 50,000
Heat: Hot 30K-300K 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 Nov 12, 2012 11:36 AM

Aji Omnicolor
Capsicum: Baccatum
Origin: Peru
PI: 260590
Scoville units: 30,000-50,000
Blossom end shape: pointed
Fruit position and shape: erect, elongate
Fruit size and color: 2" - 3"L yellow > purple > orange > red
Calyx shape: cup shapes
Flower: erect, rotate, small
Petals/Spots: white/yellow or tan spots
Filament color: white
Anther color: yellow
Habit: bush
Stem: smooth
Leaves: smooth, relatively small
Germ. Time: 2 wk > 2 mo.
Maturity: 80 days
Plant height: 18 > 24"
Taste: .."citrusy" "fruity"
Uses: .condiment, garnish
This prolific ornamental variety produces 2 to 2.5 inches long by 0.5 to 0.625 inch wide pendant shaped peppers which grow upright on the plant. The pods mature from a pale yellow to purple then to yellow and orange before finally ripening to red.

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