SHU: 250,000 Estimated
There’s nothing quite like a rocoto pepper, and the Peru Bitdumi Rocoto is an amazing cultivar proving it. One of the most underground rocoto peppers you will find, there is not a lot of information about this one out there. Big Ups to Hydro Mode1 for the organic specimen.
Growing the Peru Bitdumi
What separates this plant from other rocoto plants is it seems to be less fussy, a damn fine trait to have. Not as large as other rocotos, on average around two inches. Exceptionally prolific, tough, early and can be grown in any climate.2 Like most other rocotos, it’s still a difficult pepper to grow.
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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.
A bit spicy and a pungent baccatum! Another Peruvian favorite. Also called the Aji Limon, or Kellu Uchu in Peru.
Similar to the Aji Cito or Aji Pineapple, but, a sharper taste. Very floral and tastes a bit like lemons, especially when cooked. To clear up any confusion relating to similarly spelled pods, check this out.
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Type: Capsicum Baccutum
What does an Aji Amarillo taste like? Ted Danson would simply call it, “Heaven.” It has a fruity flavor that is complex and well rounded especially when cooked–almost like a spicy mango, apricot or carrot. People have compared it to tasting like sunshine!1
Amarillo means yellow in Spanish, however, this fruit ripens to dark orange. Even unripe, the green Aji Amarillo has a splendid taste with great heat!
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