Aji Panca Chilli Seeds. The Aji Panca (C. Chinense) is a lovely variety from Peru, South America. This chilli is very specific to Peruvian cuisine. Pods have virtually no heat, but a very sweet, fruity, herbaceous / earthy / forest floor leafy, smoky flavour - which imparts a very specific aroma and flavour profile to food. Very delicate flavours, but definitely something unsual there. The plants grow to around 80cm in height in our experience. They are generous producers, producung dozens of enlongated pendant shaped pods that grow to about 8 to 12 cm in length. Pods ripen from a dark green to chocolate brown. Being a baccatum these pods do take a very long time to fully ripen. So, an early start to the season is recommended with this variety. Having said this, these plants are very tollerant of cooler temps. Pods are redish brown on the inside and have quite a bit of plecenta, but as mentioned are not hot at all. We noticed just the slightest tingle. These pods are traditionally dried and used dried or made into a sauce made from reconstituted pods. We could not help feel that the Aji Panca was very similar to the Pasilla Bajio.
Chillihead Images of fresh chillies shown in product views are for purpose of showing the type of chillies that these seeds have been harvested from. We do not sell fresh chillies on this site. Customers are advised that they are buying chilli seeds for the type of chilli shown in the product view. All our chilli plants are open pollinated. While we endeavour to grow plants in seclusion, cross polination may still be a factor. We do not sell to minors under the age of 18. We would also like to warn customers that most of our products are exctremely hot and should be treated with utmost respect.