Aji Flor

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Aji Flor
Classification C. baccatum
Type aji
Fruit color red
Fruit shape pendant
Fruit size small
Heat level mild
Scoville Heat Units (SHU) 1,000-2,500
Maturity late
Variety type open-pollinated
Country Brazil


I suspect that the seeds I received are not true to type, as they produced very compact branching plants, 1.5-2' tall, unlike the tall and lanky plants of Cambuci pepper that I grew in 2012. Plants seem to be determinate, as each branch is terminating in flower/fruit. Fruits are small and flattened round cherry-type that ripen from dark green to beautiful chocolate brown. Little to almost no heat, great flavor. Look just like Chocolate Cherry (Pepper).

Seed source:

Richard Nadeau of St-Pie-de-Guire, Quebec (QUE NA R) 12 / Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds

Year grown: 2013

Location: Zone 7b, PNW, Anmore, BC, Canada (760 ft above sea level)


  • This is Arawak-Spanish name for flower-shaped chili.
  • Also known as Aji Orchid or Orchid pepper, and often mislabelled as Rocotillo.
  • Originated in Brazil (?), it came to Europe by the Portuguese in the 18th century.
  • This pepper is part of the species Capsicum baccatum var. pendulum.

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