Hot Pepper, Aji Amarillo
Aji Amarillo come to us from Peru, where it traces its ancestry back to the indigenous peoples of the Andes Mountains. These 5 inch long peppers mature a little later than others but with a spiciness that ranges from medium to hot and with a ton a flavor.
Hot Pepper: As group of veggies with tons and tons of variety, there is a pepper for everyone out there. Hot pepper’s heat come from a chemical they produce called capsaicin. Even when they turn out to be too spicy to eat, I love to use the peppers to make a hot oil that can deter pests like squirrels.
Growing Tips: Hot peppers love sun and heat! They do great all summer long in a greenhouse as well as in the garden. Give peppers plenty of fertility and at least 12 inches between plants.