The name Aji originates from the Native Americans. Amarillo is the Spanish word for yellow, "Aji" means chilli. The plant was already cultivated by the Incas 4,500 years ago. The plants can be grown in tubs and kept indoors. In summer, they can be placed in large flower pots on balconies and terraces. Harvest-ripe chillies have a medium heat level of up to 5,000 Scoville and an aromatic, fruity flavour.
The fruits ripen in a rich dark yellow to orange colour, become approx. 10 cm long and 4 cm thick.
The fruits ripen in a rich dark yellow to orange, become approx. 10 cm long and 4 cm thick. They have a medium pungency and an aromatic, fruity flavour. The Aji Amarillo is one of the oldest cultivated chilli varieties in South America. "Aji" stands for chilli and "Amarillo" for the yellow colour.
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