The Aji Ethiopian Fire pepper has a delicious flavor that is described as fruity, with a hint of tropical fruit, and a sweet finish. The heat level is comparable to the Cayenne pepper and Tabasco pepper. Some say that the flavor of the Aji Ethiopian Fire pepper is very similar to a Scotch Bonnet pepper in flavor but it has a much milder heat level. The Aji Ethiopian Fire's flavor profile and heat level make it a popular choice for a variety of recipes and cooking methods. The peppers are juicy and can be used to make a tropical salsa and hot sauce.
The Aji Ethiopian Fire pepper averages about 30,000 to 50,000 Scoville Heat Units (SHU). The peppers, which grow to about two to three inches in length, start off green and mature to red. This particular pheno is unique because of the bleeding of red color that moves from the pepper itself through the stem, which is atypical for Aji peppers.