Aji Limon

sworegonjim(8)March 13, 2011

Does anyone have photos of a mature Aji Limon plant, and the peppers? I have never grown this, but have ordered some seeds. There are so many similar pepper types and similar names, it is difficult to pin it down on the web.

I understand it is pretty hot, but has a great fruity - lemony tang to it. Sure sounds good.

Also, I have read it produces heavily and that it is a good one to keep around over the winter. Anyone have experience in keeping it for a few years?

Thanks!

Jim G

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smokemaster_2007

There is a Chinense and Baccatum version of Aji Lemon,Aji Limon,limon or Lemon Drop

baccatum

http://www.thechileman.org/results.php?find=aji+lemon&heat=Any&origin=Any&genus=Any&chile=1

Here is a link that might be useful: chinense and baccatum

    Bookmark   March 13, 2011 at 9:54PM
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sworegonjim(8)

Smokemaster - the link below is the seed I ordered. I have not received it yet, but soon. I had gone to The Chileman and seen the peppers you sent me the link to. Actually, that is where my confusion came in. The Lemon and Limon look so similar. Have you grown this particular pepper? Do you like it?

Here is a link that might be useful: The Chile Institute, Aji Limon

    Bookmark   March 13, 2011 at 10:30PM
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smokemaster_2007

The seeds I have from the chile institute are Baccatums.

Thats according to the pack lable-I just looked.

I don't think they sell the C.Chinense.

Baccatums have gold specks in the flower.
See the chileman for Lemon Drop to see flower.
Lemon drop is the same thing as the Baccatum you ordered ,just a different name I think.Possibly a different strain,I think they are the same thing.

I personally think the pods are a lot different in the Chinense-fat ,more cone shapped , not long skinney.
I guess it depends on the pic you find...

Here is a link that might be useful: Lemon drop

    Bookmark   March 13, 2011 at 11:11PM
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sworegonjim(8)

Thanks smokemaster. I appreciate your insight. Do you like these peppers?

    Bookmark   March 13, 2011 at 11:49PM
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smokemaster_2007

I like them both.
I grow a lot of Bacctums from time to time along with mostly Chinense.

    Bookmark   March 14, 2011 at 12:53AM
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sworegonjim(8)

Glad to hear it. I will look forward to getting the seeds.

    Bookmark   March 14, 2011 at 12:57AM
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shebear(z8 NCentralTex)

Ok I have a question about the leaves on Lemon Drop. Mine are shorter and squat instead of the longer leaves of the bells and jalapenos. Is that normal for a Bacctum? The bush also looks like it'll be shaped more like a habanero pepper bush. The plants are small but I can tell which they are from across the room even if they are in a group of peppers.

    Bookmark   March 14, 2011 at 6:30PM
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