Aji Norteno Chilli
Aji Norteno is a Capsicum Baccatum from Peru. The name Aji Norteno means “Northern Aji”. It got this name, because it’s very popular in the northern coastal valleys of Peru. The plant grows to over 2 metre in a pot and imagine how big it will be, if you plant it in the ground. It’s an amazing producer of 3 to 4 inch long pendant pods. The pods are fairly thin walled and mature from yellow to red and also orange.
The Vir and Lambayeque valleys in Peru are the main production areas for this variety. People from Northern pledge that the Aji Norteno has a “better northern taste.” Commonly eaten fresh with seafood, but it would be great in salads and if you aren’t into insane heat, this would be a great choice.
An amazing chilli variety, easy to grow, a good producer of medium hot pods with an apple flavour.
Flavour wise: Taste like a green apple without the bitterness.
Heat wise: Mid heat