AJI AMARILLO ( Live PEPPER PLANT) Peruvian Chilli
Aji” means chile pepper in Spanish, and “amarillo” means yellow. While these are called “yellow chile peppers”, they actually mature to a deep orange color. Aji Amarillos are sometimes compared to the Scotch Bonnet but with a bit less fire. This thick skinned, bright orange chile has a raisiny aroma and offers a lot of fruitiness for its heat. The fruity flavor has hints of mango and passion fruit while the fruitiness is different from other chiles, like anchos, as it is less sharp, with more of a subtle full body.
We plant all of our peppers with a good shovel full of compost in the planting hole, and then give them a good dose of compost tea every few weeks for the first 6 weeks of growth. We also mulch around each of our pepper plants with a good 1 to 2″ thick layer of compost.
Growing Hot Peppers in Containers
Peppers can be grown all year long in containers. It is suitable for apartment dwellers and gardeners who live in cool regions where the number of growing days are limited. Many pepper enthusiast grow peppers in pots so they can have fresh peppers all year long. It’s best to use 5 gallon containers so the roots do not get too over-crowded