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Aji Lucento Chilli Seeds (c.pubescens)
Aji Lucento Chilli Seeds (c.pubescens)
Aji Lucento Chilli Seeds (c.pubescens)
Aji Lucento Chilli Seeds (c.pubescens)
Aji Lucento Chilli Seeds (c.pubescens)
Aji Lucento Chilli Seeds (c.pubescens)
South Lincs Chilli Boys

Aji Lucento Chilli Seeds (c.pubescens)

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A superb Rocoto variety, fabled to be the best tasting there is!  It is used in sauces, but always added at the end so it is not cooked and ruin the flavour of the fresh fruit.  Plants can grow in shade or semi shade and the fruits ripen from dark green to a bright red.  Seeds are brown/black.

Here is the back story, on this variety, curtesy of Kassrnhoffgrowers.com;

It is grown primarily in Central and South America in the Andean cloud forests at high elevations. The story of this plant goes back at least 16 years. Our friend Bill was vacationing in Riobamba, Ecuador. He visited the town market and bought 5 different peppers from the Quechua women vendors who had brought their produce down from the moutains. Riobamba is at 9000 feet so the peppers were grown at an even higher elevation. He asked the name of one and heard
‘Aji Lucento’.

Once back in his hotel room, Bill tasted all five and fell in love with the fruity flavour of this red beauty. He scraped out the seeds and wrapped them in tissue to bring back to us. Unfortunately the affair ended in tears as later he rubbed his eyes with the same hand he had seeded the pepper with . . .
Doing a bit of research before this event we found out that there really isn’t any other mention of ‘Aji Lucento’ anywhere. So, the mystery thickens. Now we are thinking that this pepper may be a local cultivar of the more familiar Rocoto pepper sometimes called Luqutu. Rocotos are apple-shaped and their growth habit is more shrubby. The Aji Lucentos we sell are ‘scramblers’. They hook their leaves around other plants or supports and make their way skywards. Ours is over 8 feet tall.

So, whatever the botanical truth is, there is lore, lure and longevity surrounding our favourite perennial shade-loving pepper.

10 Seeds approximately per pack.
Heat 5 out of 10
Our seeds are mainly open pollinated, natures way. Occasionally accidental crosses occur.

All of our seeds are from fruits grown by us.  All of our photographs are photographs of our own fruit and subject to copyright.

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