Plants grow from Aji Charapita pepper seeds reach about 24-36″ in height in a bush like form. The tiny peppers start out a dark green and mature into that beautiful orange. Pods have a shiny skin and feature a sharp heat that hits almost instantly when you bite into one. Aji Charapita can be used fresh or dried. Pairs excellent with chicken or fish. Excess peppers can be dehydrated and stored whole or ground into powder. The Aji Charapita pepper seeds are one of the many native chilis of Peru. The word Aji simply means “pepper” and you’ll see it used in the name of several other peppers grown near that geographical location. There are rumors floating around the internet that due to scarcity, and being sought after by gourmet chefs, a kilo of dried powder of these peppers can sell for upwards of $20,000. I can’t verify that statement but having harvested them I could understand why the price could be high for these tiny peppers. On average it takes me about 20 minutes to harvest an entire plant. Hence the reason some people spell it Aji CharaPITA. You may also be interested in our Aji Lemon pepper seeds.