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Aji Charapita - The World's Most Expensive Chili Pepper (3" Container) - $10 (Grimesland)

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HEIRLOOM. Selling for very high prices to Lima’s best chefs, this pepper is the most expensive in the world! It has a distinct fruity, citrus aroma & is equal in heat to a cayenne pepper. Due to its rarity and

hefty prices, it is often known as the "Mother of All Chilis" & is very hard to source outside of Peru, the “Primary Center for Diversity” of Capsicums.

Rumored to sell for up to $25,000 per dry kilogram to gourmet chefs, these berry-sized bites are an essential spice in Peruvian homes. Small (¼ inch) like an American chiltepin, but that small package holds plenty of fire. It’s a favorite as a fresh finishing spice for rice dishes, fish, & chicken. The flavor adds a nice tropical touch to sauces & salsas.

There’s a fruitiness here that’s not common at this heat level. Most chinense peppers (many of which have fruity undertones) gravitate to the hotter level of the pepper scale, not the medium range. The fruitiness is akin to habanero. If you’re looking for a chili with a fruity bite without the extra to super-hot commitment, the aji charapita (along with its Peruvian cousin, the aji amarillo) is an excellent choice.

SHIPPING
Local pickup is available on Saturdays at Leroy James Farmer's Market from 9AM til 12PM and by appointment on our permaculture farm located near Grimesland.

Shipping and combined shipping is available as well. $15 shipping to Continental US only.

Once I deliver the plant to USPS, it is in their hands. Any damage, lost products, etc must be addressed between the buyer and USPS.

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