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Ají limón, Lemon Drop Pepper (Capsicum baccatum)

Ají limón, Lemon Drop Pepper (Capsicum baccatum)
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Seed quantity:
10 Pcs.
Botanical name:
Capsicum baccatum


Lemon Drop is arguably the most famous variety of the plant species Capsicum baccatum, whose members are particularly characterized by their vigor and their high yields.

Plants of this Peruvian ají cultivar reach heights of 150-200 cm in the first year, grow strongly branched and can carry up to 100 fruits. These are narrow, thin-walled and are about 4-6 cm long. If grown in pots, the plants remain somewhat smaller. With 30,000-50,000 scoville, the Hot Lemon chili belongs to the more intense variants. Its taste carries a fruity, almost citrus-like aroma. Due to the thin walls, the fruits can be dried or used fresh.

This baccatum pepper variety from South America has been known worldwide since the 1990s by the names 'Lemon Drop' or 'Ají limón', the lemon aji. All these names are due to the yellow colour of the mature fruit. Worth mentioning are the white flowers, whose petals have a typical yellow-green spot at the base of the leaf.

10 ají limón, Lemon Drop Pepper Seeds

Growing instructions
Sow seeds in sandy soil. Do not cover the small seeds, but press gentle into the earth. Keep seeds in constant moisture with temperatures of about 20 °C (68 °F). In winter, the dormant period, plants should be watered very carefully. In summer they may be watered more often.

Cultivation and sowing: How to grow chili peppers from seed

Details: Plant description & care

Plant family:
Plant height approx.:
100 cm
Root system :
Heart type roots
Flower colour:
Flowering period :
August, July, June, September
Water requirements:
Lifecycle :
Winter hardy up to:
5 °C

Sowing & cultivation

Indoor pre-culture (seedling stage):
April, February, January, March
Sowing depth:
1 – 2 cm
Best germination temperature :
25 – 28 °C
Planting distance approx.:
40 x 40 cm
Main harvest:
August, October, September

Companion planting

Bad intercropping partners:
Celery, Cucumbers, Peas, Potatoes, Tomatoes
Good intercropping partners:
Beans, Garlic, Lettuce, Marigold, Nasturtium

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