Aji Charapita Pepper Seeds

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

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. 

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  • 5
    These are worth it

    Posted by Eduardo Zamora on 31st Dec 2020

    I admit I wasn’t sure these would be worth all the hype (they’re the most expensive Chile per pound) but they definitely didn’t disappoint
    . Delicious flavor along with a nice kick. Def one of my new favorites.

  • 5
    great service

    Posted by Unknown on 28th Sep 2020

    lot of heat in a little pepper and such a pretty plant, thanks for answering my questions. I'll be ordering from Tyler Farms again.

  • 5
    delicious pepper

    Posted by mike m. on 27th Jan 2020

    not too much spice, but just enough. this is one of my absolute favorite peppers to grow. happy i bought.

  • 5
    Aji chatapita seed

    Posted by Michael W Statk on 23rd Jan 2020

    Excellent service and 100% germination

  • 5
    growing well, almost harvest time

    Posted by Connie on 9th Sep 2019

    love these peppers, but are hot hot hot

  • 5
    great price and fast shipping

    Posted by Les C on 9th Sep 2019

    perfect transaction and will order again

  • 5
    Lovely pepper

    Posted by Diane Hensley on 5th Sep 2019

    Love the Aji varities, especially this one. Thanks for the nicely packaged shipment. All seeds have germinated. A+ service

  • 5
    Great deal

    Posted by Steve Durly on 5th Sep 2019

    Bought in bulk and save a lot of $. These are the most expensive peppers per pound in the world! Taste them, and you'll see why.

  • 5

    Posted by George Utkin on 31st Mar 2019

    love this pepper. the seeds arrived fast in the mail and they all looked good, which explains the exceptional germination rate that i got. Will def order again.