Ají Limón / Lemon Drop Pepper (Capsicum baccatum)
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Ají Limón / Lemon Drop Pepper (Capsicum baccatum)

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Lemon Drop is 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.

Capsicum Baccatum seeds, 10 Lemon Drop Pepper seeds
Details: Plant description & care
Plant family:
Plant height approx.:
100 cm
Flowering time:
Flower colour:
Root system :
Cordate root
Lifecycle :
full sun
Sowing & cultivation
Indoor pre-culture (seedling stage):
Best germination temperature :
25 – 28 °C
Planting distance:
40 x 40 cm
Main harvest:
Bad intercropping partners:
Good intercropping partners:
Sow seeds in sandy soil. Do not cover the small seeds but press gently 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.

How to grow chili peppers from seed
Other names
Botanical name:
capsicum baccatum
Item number
Seed quantity:
10 Pcs.

Good germination

5 of 5 stars
by David on 2/10/20

100% seed germination very hapy

Different from the promised variety

3 of 5 stars
by Myra on 8/31/20

We got the crop and the peppers were not what was described. They were rather round, pale yellow. No distinctive flavour, not citrusy, not spicy, not hot at all. The shrub itself is short about 40cm tall. A bit disappointed with the plant.

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