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Lemon Drop Chilli

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The Lemon Drop chilli which is also known by other names, such as Hot Lemon, Aji Lemon or Limon, is a cone-shaped lemon coloured Capsicum baccatum variety.  They are known for their wiry stems and green petals - grow upright to 2m, with plenty of branches and relatively narrow dark green leaves.  

The Lemon drop pepper is a hot (Though not overbearing), sweet, citrusy chilli with a fruity, fizzy, lemony flavour.  It is used throughout Peru as a dried condiment and ground seasoning.  


Capsicum baccatum


South America

Heat Level (Scoville Rating)

Medium (30,000-50,000 SHU)

Pod Description

The pods - typically bearing fewer seeds - of Lemon Drop Chilli are distinctively wrinkled while they ripen from pale green to a bold, bright yellow hue. The chili packs a punch of heat and flavor to add a unique dimension to your favorite dishes, with a rated SHU of 30,000-50,000.

Also known as

Aji Lemon, Aji Lemon Drop, Hot Lemon, Aji Limon

Seed Quantity

15 Seeds 

Growing Info

This variety of chilli is ideal for containers in outdoor or indoor spaces, benefitting from the addition of a stake for support. Lemon Drop Chilli is packed with flavour.

Cooking & Eating

Create salsa with lemon, mango and shallot; jelly or marmalade with Lemon Drop chilli; or Peruvian yellow pepper paste. Incorporate into salads, salad dressings and stir-fries. Sprinkle into fish-based butter. Enjoy dried or fermented.

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