Yellow Aji Fantasy Pepper

SHU: 5,000
Origin: Finland

A fine specimen, cultivated by Jukka at fatalii.net. This variety is NOT open source.

I own plant breeders rights (PBR) for this variety which means that I have the privilege to decide how it can be used commercially. PBR is a “patent for plants”. 1

How does it taste?

aji-fantasy-boxThe yellow variety is crunchy and fruity ajíwave awesomeness! It’s earthy and mild, with a clean baccatum flavor. Absolutely perfect for fresh snacking while playing Final Fantasy VII. One of the best.

Unfortunately, they will not be available for purchase anytime soon in the local ShopRite! That is, until Jukka starts a grow operation overseas or licenses distribution rights. Get it together Jukka, I would buy these things by the pound!

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Guyana PI 199506 Pepper

One of the most underground peppers available. Very sweet and fruity! Taste is similar to the Jamy, but, a little more tropical. Fairly long pods with a medium heat. Great spice to this for a baccatum–the burn sticks around for quite a long time on the lips. In the dark!

Native to Guyana, which at the time of this posting, is under threat from a Venezuelan territorial dispute. I think this is more to do with the PI 199506 than silly borders.

Aji Santa Cruz Pepper

rad-racer-sunsetThese bright red peppers remind me of the sunset level on Rad Racer, they’re that chill. And FAST.

One the largest baccatums I’ve seen. By far, one of the most underground and sexy peppers. They out there. However, in terms of spice, little or no heat to this one. Very mildwave.

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Aji Verde Pepper

PI 290983
10,000 SHU
Capsicum Baccatum
Bolivia, Colombia, and Peru

One of the more popular baccatum peppers–these boys are very popular in Peru. Definitely a great introduction into the capsicum baccatum family since the pleasant and subdued flavor isn’t overwhelming.

Similar to the Aji Santa Cruz with the addition of a nice heat. Almost identical to the Aji Amarillo, with some sites calling it the same pepper. However, the difference seems to be this one ripens to a red instead of a dark orange like the Aji Amarillo. In addition, they also have different PI numbers.

These are perfect for those long drives down SR 1.  Generally harvested when green for salsa, and absolutely delicious. Stay tuned for more updates on this fantastic pep.