Ají Pepper Harvest

We’ve recently enjoyed a bounty of red peppers (ají). Peppers, and tomatoes, hail from tropical and sub-tropical regions of the world, no wonder they’re so happy in the heat and humidity of the Amazon rainforest. 🙂

aji peppers tropical rainforest

aji peppers tropical rainforest

Locals enjoy a variety of ají, most of which are quite picante (hot). A favorite side dish in the Amazon is taronja (a local citrus much like a grapefruit), ají charapita (small, bright orange and red extremely hot peppers) and cebolla (onion). Another ají that is consumed a lot is rocoto, which also packs quite the punch for those uninitiated.

Looking forward to more harvests from the farm!

by | Feb 25, 2014 | Permaculture


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