Aji Duke Chilli
‘Great for cooking’
Aji Duke chilli was created at Duke University in USA. This variety is easy to grow and is very prolific. It grows well in a pot to about a meter in height and you will pick lots of pods numerous times during its long season.
The plant fills with pods that start off green and end up a bright red, when they are fully mature. Flavour wise it tastes sweet and if you dry them, they will also get a smoky flavour as well.
Perfect for stir fry, pickled or in any dish your are cooking as it won’t overpower the dish heat wise. You can also make a delicious chilli powder with the Aji Duke Chilli.
Here in Australia it bears fruit nearly all year round due to our warm climate, so definitely one worth growing.
So all in all a great plant for beginners, amazing producer of delicious pods.
Pod size: 5-6 cm long and 1,5 cm wide
Flavour: Crunchy with sweet flavour. When dried it as a smoky flavour as well.
Heat level: Upper mid heat. Nice deep burn