Proper Name: Ají Limo Yellow
Other Names: Ají Limon, Ají Lemon, Lemondrop Yellow, Hot Lemon Yellow*, Kellu Uchu Yellow, Qillu Uchu Yellow
Type: Capsicum Baccatum/Chinense (hybrid)
Seed Availablity: Trade Only
Scoville Heat Units: 15K – 30K SHU
Sauce Strength Rating**: Medium – 3/10
Colour: Purple-splotched pale green, ripening to an intensely vibrant, yet often quite pale yellow.
Ripe Flavour: Very citrussy with tiny hints of freshness and of pepper. Also some small lemon notes that dictate how the citrus is percieved.
Green Flavour: Still very citrussy but without the lemon and with a strong, light-green pepper flavour. Quite unique.
*This is a citrussy yellow pepper sometimes known as a “Hot Lemon” but, so far as I am aware, it bears absolutely no relation to the similarly named Habanero Hot Lemon.
**This value represents the heat rating that I would expect to give to a sauce using this pepper as its main ingredient. Other ingredients or particularly high purity may result in a slightly stronger sauce, while lower concentrations will yeild a weaker one and other products may vary.