Aji Chinchi Amarillo

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unripe fruit, Sept 2019 ©Kelly
flower, Aug 2019 ©Kelly

Grower: Kelly

Year: 2018, 2019, 2023

Accession: 224

Seed Source: Original seed from Dan & Val McMurray.


2023 These did wonderfully for me this year, I got so many fruit I completely lost count. Nice hot but fruity flavour, I also pickled them and they have an awesome flavour for that too. They were my first hot to mature, and kept going until frost. This one is going to go into the regular rotation for me, probably one of my all time favourite hot peppers.
2019 Nice hot flavour, tons of flowers but was too late to harvest a lot of them so I saved what I could. Even got to eat a few before the frost killed the plant - nice hot but kind of sweet flavour. If I can figure how to grow this one in my short season it'd be amazing.
2018 Plant was just starting to come to fruit as we were hit with an early, heavy snow. Managed to save the plant, and will overwinter indoors for 2019.

Growth Observations

Sweet/Hot: Hot

Use: Fresh, pickled, dried

Maturity: 90 days


  • Traditionally from South America, heavily used in Peruvian dishes.