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Lemon drop (pepper)

Lemon Drop chilli, Ají Limon
Genus Capsicum
Species Capsicum baccatum
Cultivar 'Lemon drop'
Lemon drop
Heat Scoville scale 15,000-30,000

The Lemon Drop pepper, ají limon,[1] is a hot, citrus like-flavored pepper which is a popular seasoning pepper in Peru, where it is known as Kellu Uchu.

It is also known as 'Hot lemon'. The bright yellow, crinkled, cone-shaped fruits are about 2½" long and 1/2" wide and mature from green to yellow approximately 100 days after transplanting (Long season), they have fewer seeds than the average pepper, containing 15 seeds on average. The plant is vine like, typically reaching a height of about 3 ft. Like other baccatum species, these peppers were practically unknown in the West until the early 1990s but are now gaining wide-scale popularity. [2]


External links

  • Cultivar info at Cofrin Center for Biodiversity

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