Aji Chirel is a rare C. Chinense from Venezuela. It’s very hot and the pods are very soft and squishy. Would be great for a hot sauce.
We got the seeds from Lindberg Figueroa in Venezuela and he wrote Baccatum? Upon close inspection it seems the Aji Chirel is a Chinense. The flowers & leaves are C. Chinense flowers and it has a Chinense flavour.
The plant grows to a bit over a metre in a pot and would probably grow bigger, if you plant it in the ground. The pods are thin wall and squishy, about 5 cm long and 1.5-2 cm wide. They start out green and end up a bright red.
Flavour wise: Sweet Chinense flavour without that earthy taste
Heat level: Hot, it builds a lot after a while – 9/15