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Yellow Lemon Drop Pepper aka Hot Lemon Pepper Seeds

Yellow Lemon Drop Pepper aka Hot Lemon Pepper Seeds

25 total reviews

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Also known as Kellu Uchu in Peru or Aji Lemon Drop, you’ll never get tired of growing the Lemon Drop pepper! With amazing flavor and stunning growth that's truly unforgettable, you'll enjoy having these ornamental pepper plants in your garden that you can use in your food.

These 3 ft. tall pepper plants are heavy producers of these 2-3" pods. Ripening from green to clear lemon yellow, and sometimes to a dark purple blush, the Yellow Lemon Drop peppers are crinkly, thin-walled pods that look similar to other narrow Aji pepper varieties.

With its surprising spicy, citrus, and tangy flavors, you'll use these peppers for many culinary meals! It does have a hint of lemon and citrus, making it ideal for chicken, fish, and seafood meals. The Lemon Drop pepper Scoville is between 15,000-30,000 SHUs so you’ll notice a medium-heat punch when you eat it raw, a heat similar to the Cayenne, Serrano, or Tabasco. The Aji Lemon pepper also makes delicious pepper powder, flakes, salsas, and hot sauces that'll really make you pucker up!

Fun Fact: The Lemon Drop chili is very popular in Peru as a tangy seasoning for meals and snacks. Its name means “Lima Pepper’ which is referring to the Peruvian city.

  • Species: Capsicum Baccatum
  • Heat Level: 15,000-30,000+ SHUs
  • Type: Medium Hot
  • Flavor: Citrusy, Tangy, Spicy
  • Origin: Peru
  • Pod Size: 2-3"
  • Plant Height: 2-3 ft.
  • Days to Harvest: 100+ Days

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  • Heat Level:
  • Plant size: 2-3 ft.
  • Pod size: 2-3"
  • Origin: Peru
  • Species: Baccatum
  • SHU: 15,000-30,000+

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Customer Reviews

Based on 25 reviews
Scott McCartney
Great seeds

This is the only place I order my pepper seeds from now. I’m very happy with my lemon peppers.

Marcus Cash
I have seedlings.

I cannot wait until these peppers come. I have been wanting to try them since the day I saw a review on them. I planted 6 seeds and I now have 5 seedlings so not too bad at all.

susan morris
Hot peppers

I normally love my hot lemon drop peppers unfortunately none sprouted yet and that is very unusual!