Dedo de Moca Pepper
Dedo de Moca Pepper is another great variety from South America. It is a tall gangly plant and it loves to grow and looks similar to the Aji Lemon. Pendant type pods 6 cm long and 1.5 cm wide. Thick skinned and juicy with a great stingy heat, that hits all over your mouth and stays for a while. The flavour is fantastic and has a sweet initial taste, then it’s peppery and finally the heat hits and builds for a bit. The great taste stays for ages as well.
The Dedo do Moca would be great in fried rice, Chili con carne or a curry.
Flavour wise: Sweet and peppery, a really nice taste.
Heat level: Upper Mid Heat