Capsicum Baccatum

Capsicum baccatum species is quite different from all other domesticated species of peppers and is also the least cultivated and least widespread of them all.
They are identified by their black seeds and hairy leaves (the name component pubescens means hairy).This unusual species is grown primarily in South America, where it is referred to locally as "Aji". All of the peppers in this species have a distinctive capsaicinoid content, which gives them a flavour and heat that is different from all other peppers. Some of the cultivars are even hotter than the habanero! A significant trait of this species is its ability to withstand and even thrive in temperatures that are lower than the temperatures other pepper plants can handle.

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