Proper Name: Ají Limon*
Other Names: Ají Lemon, Lemondrop, Hot Lemon, Qillu Uchu
Type: Capsicum Baccatum
Seed Availablity: Trade Only
Scoville Heat Units: 15K – 30K SHU
Sauce Strength Rating**: Hot – 3/10
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 which should not be confused with the similarly named, yet completely unrelated, red Ají Limo. Nor, for that matter, is this “Hot Lemon” chilli the same as the 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.