Aji Charapita Pepper Live Plant

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Scoville Heat Units (SHU):
30,000 - 50,000

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The most expensive pepper per pound in the world, the  Aji Charapita pepper is a very popular pepper due to its delicious flavor and heat level. Although it is tiny, the Aji Charapita pepper has a delicious fruity flavor that adds a nice tropical touch to salsas and sauces. The heat level is significant, but not overbearing. Originally grown in northern Peru as a wild pepper, the Aji Charapita pepper’s size is similar to that of the Pequin pepper. The Aji Charapita pepper averages about 30,000 to 50,000 Scoville Heat Units (SHU), which puts it in line with the Cayenne pepper and Aji Lemon pepper. The fruity flavor is similar to that of a Habanero, but Aji Charapita peppers are not nearly as spicy. It’s one of the few peppers that have a fruity spice but not an overpowering heat level. Aji Charapita peppers grow on high yielding plants that are small and bushy. 

The peppers, which are the size of small marbles, start off green and mature to orange. For those looking for a different orange pepper with a higher heat rating Scoville Scale, the Honey Fire Habanero,  Orange Habanero, and Bulgarian Carrot are all popular peppers. 

At Tyler Farms, we grow our plants the old fashioned way: no pesticides, no synthetic fertilizers, and we only use all natural fertilizers such as worm castings and fish emulsion. Plants are shipped in 3 inch reusable plastics pots and approximately 4 to 6 inches tall.

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  • 4
    Happy with my plant purchase

    Posted by APM on 2nd May 2023

    Some of the leaves dropped during shipment but apparently that's normal. Either way, I'm happy to have purhcased this plant rather than try from seed. Charapita plants are tricky ones to grow.

  • 4
    Good producer of chilis

    Posted by Sandy Ramirez on 29th Nov 2022

    I ordered this plant late in the season and it arrived in great condition. I planted it in soil and it grew very well, but it didn't produce as many chilis as I thought it was going to. I watered it a lot, maybe too much, but overall I am pleased with my plant and will order more plants next year. And I will also make sure I ordered sooner.

  • 5
    Happy customer

    Posted by Kyle Reynolds on 23rd Dec 2020

    This was my second time ordering from TF and I’m amazed once again. I ordered this beast with a couple other supplies I needed, got it shipped faster than another nursery I ordered from a few days prior to this one. The plant itself came bigger than I imagined and healthy! So stoked. Thanks for the great purchase and free shipping definitely ordering more plants from you guys !

  • 4
    Took some time to get here but worth it!

    Posted by Tina on 22nd Dec 2020

    I've heard so many great things about this variety so I ordered a plant because my growing season is short. Although it took some time for my plant to grow and be shipped, it was totally worth it. Thank you Tyler Farms! I no longer have to plant from seed!!!

  • 5

    Posted by Jeff S. on 9th Dec 2020

    I was really looking forward to growing the Charapita and stumbled upon the Tyler farms website. Very happy that I did! I ordered a couple of these plants and am very impressed. I would definitely recommmend!

  • 5
    A Very Healthy Plant

    Posted by Alex Masterson on 5th Oct 2019

    Like others have commented, this plant is actually bigger than I thought it would be. Its very healthy and is almost flowering already. I will definitely be loading up on plants from Tyler Farms next year. Buy with confidence!

  • 5
    A very healthy, good sized plant

    Posted by Anonymous on 28th Sep 2019

    I am happy with my purchase and will likely buy more plants like this in the future. I love not having to wait for seeds.

  • 5
    good plant

    Posted by y. sanchez on 27th Sep 2019

    i am very happy with my plant. thank you for shipping it so fast and taking good care.

  • 5

    Posted by Vince Atkins on 1st Aug 2019

    I couldn't wait to get my plant and was over the moon excited when it showed up looking so good! I've been looking all over for this particular variety and so glad I found a source that could ship me a plant! Great transaction!