Aji Limon (Lemon Drop)
Aji Limon Chilli
The heat level of this chilli in Scoville Heat units ranges from 15,000 to 30,000 SHU approximately.
The Aji Limon Chilli is also known under various other names like: the lemon drop chilli, hot lemon chilli, Aji lemon, hot lemon chilli or hot lemon drop chilli.
(Aji is the Nahuatl word for chilli)
As the name of this chilli plant suggests the colour of the chilli pods are indeed bright yellow and when cutting up this chilli you will smell the beautiful citrus smell of the cut-up pods!! Goes great with your stir fries or Thai stir fries to give it that citrus hint of flavour!!
Member of the Capsicum Baccatum family of chillies.
This chilli comes originally from Peru, South America. Where it up untill today still is a very populair chilli in many various local Peruvian dishes.
When fully grown the Aji Limon Chilli can grow up to 100 cm high and you should be able to get between 70 to 100 chilli pods per plant of fresh fruit during the chilli season which lasts approximate 4 to 6 months.
For tips on how to grow your own chillies, check out our handy, step by step Chilli Growing Guide.
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Great Little Chilli!By: James Langley on 28 June 2014Fantastic little pod approx. 2-3 inches long and 0.75 inches wide. Heat is a measured, heavy burn across the tongue and lips. Imparts a snappy, crunchy texture with a mellow, floral taste of citrus. Great for salads or in sauces to give a bit of kick without going overboard.