Aji Cito is a rare chilli from Peru. It grows big and dankly in a pot to about a metre high and more than a metre wide. It is easy to grow, has a long season and furthermore a great producer. The size of the pods are torpedo shaped and are 5 cm long and 1 cm wide. First the pods are green then they change to a beautiful orange colour when they are fully mature.
This chilli would be excellent in a salad, a vegetarian dish, with chicken or dried and powdered.
All in all the chilli is eye catching and produces an abundant amount of beautiful pods. You will be picking pods trough all summer.
Flavour wise: Bean flavour with a hint of citrus.
Heat level: The hottest baccatum measured at 100.000 SHU by the Chilli Pepper Institute at New Mexico State University