Ají Limo Yellow

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Proper Name: Ají Limo Yellow

Pronunciation: Ahh-hee Lee-moe Yeh-loe

Other Names: Ají Limon, Ají Lemon, Lemondrop Yellow, Hot Lemon Yellow*, Kellu Uchu Yellow, Qillu Uchu Yellow

Type: Capsicum Baccatum/Chinense (hybrid)

Rarity: Common

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 fresh vegetable 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.

Products: Saucey Lady’s St. Clements, ChimouliSPear & Lemongrass Sauce, ChimouliSMango Sauce, The Screaming Chimp’s Original Sauce, The Screaming Chimp’s Mango & Papaya Sauce, The Screaming Chimp’s Stinger Sauce, Grim Reaper FoodsAlchemy, The Mini Jar Company’s Lemon Sea Salt, A Bit of a Pickle‘s Lemon Curd, Prices Spices’ “Lucknow” Mango Chutney, Khoo’s Golden Syrup, Hot Pods’ Mild Beast, Prices Spices’ Gin Fizz Chocolate

Recipes: Lemondrop, Pear & Apple Risotto, Lemondrop Apple Tart, Horned Melon and Green Lemondrop Guacamole, Ginger Mug Cake with Grim Reaper Foods’ Alchemy, Jalapeño & Lemondrop Udon “Bolognese”, Epaƶoté Salsa Verde

Related Peppers: Ají Limo Red, Ají Limo WhiteAjí Pineapple, Ají Mochero, Ají Mango

You may also enjoy: Jalapeño NuMex Lemon Spice, Habanero Hot Lemon, 7-Pot/Pod Yellow, 7-Pot/Pod Brainstrain Yellow

*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.