Aji Panca Red
Aji Panca Red is a new variation of the well known Aji Panca. If you are a fan of the brown and mild version, but would like some more heat, this is one for you. Heat wise this chilli is in a whole other level than the brown version, because it is HOT. However it still has the fantastic berry sweetness and a slightly rich smoky flavor. Originating from Peru and is frequently used in the Peruvian cuisine.
The plant grows well in a pot to around 70 cm in height and is very bushy.
The pods are long tapered pods about 7-8 cm’s long and 2 cm wide. They change colour from a medium light green to red.
Aji Panca can be used in any dish and would make an excellent paste or a powder. Ideal chilli for making a hot Mexican Mole.
Flavour wise: It has a berry like, fruity flavour and an aromatic smoky taste.
Heat level: Upper mid heat