Aji Amarillo Pepper

Species: capsicum baccatum
Flavor: Fruity, berry-like flavor
Scoville Heat Units: 30k–50k
Origin: Peru
Pod size: Up to 7-inches long
Main Uses: Making paste, powders, frying, grilling, and stuffing



Casa Verde Note: This is a Peruvian staple in the culinary world of Peruvian cooking. An ancient pepper, which is considered part of its condiment trinity together with red onion and coriander. This plant is extremely productive and can take a lengthy time to ripen, so make sure to start in February in Canada. Pods are medium- to thin-walled, has a unique flavor, and a versatile pepper to work with. 

Rich in color and flavor, the aji amarillo pepper is an integral part of Peru’s culinary culture. As its name suggests—aji meaning chili pepper and amarillo translating to yellow—the pod starts off with a distinct hue before ripening into bright orange hues as it matures. A member of Capsicum baccatum, which consists of five domesticated species cultivated throughout Latin America, this 4-5-inch-long chile packs serious heat, registering between 30K and 50K on the Scoville Heat Unit scale; but don’t let that scare you away! The spicy kick is balanced by hints of fruity notes like passion fruit or mango for added complexity, alluring enough to elevate any dish from ordinary to extraordinary.

Aji Amarillo Pepper Seeds

Experience the vibrant flavors of Peru with our Aji Amarillo Pepper seeds, offering a tantalizing blend of fruity sweetness and moderate heat that ignites the senses. Cultivate these seeds and infuse your dishes with the authentic essence of Peruvian cuisine.

Flavor Profile: The Aji Amarillo Pepper is a culinary treasure, boasting a fruity taste with a moderate heat that adds depth to dishes. Its distinct flavor, reminiscent of a sun-kissed apricot with a lingering spiciness, makes it a cherished ingredient in traditional Peruvian recipes.

Growth and Harvest: Thriving in warm climates, these peppers mature into stunning shades of vibrant orange, signifying their readiness for harvest. With a medium to large size and a radiant hue, these peppers not only enhance your garden’s beauty but also enrich your recipes with their unique flavor.

Versatile Culinary Use: The Aji Amarillo Pepper’s moderate heat and fruity sweetness make it a versatile addition to Peruvian cuisine. Incorporate it into sauces, ceviches, or marinades to impart a distinct fruity flavor followed by a pleasant, lingering heat.

Why Choose Our Seeds? We take pride in sourcing premium, non-GMO seeds, ensuring a successful yield of these prized peppers. Our meticulously selected seeds guarantee authenticity and quality, empowering gardening enthusiasts to cultivate these exceptional peppers effortlessly.

Growing Tips: Plant the seeds in well-draining soil in a sunny location, providing warmth for optimal growth. With consistent watering and care, you’ll enjoy a plentiful harvest of these flavorful peppers, ready to elevate your culinary creations.

Enrich your culinary journey with the Aji Amarillo Pepper. Cultivate these peppers and infuse your dishes with the unique blend of fruity sweetness and moderate heat that defines the authentic flavors of Peruvian cuisine.