Lemon Drop

(1 customer review)


A popular seasoning pepper from Peru. Very rare and hard to find outside of South America. Robust plants are about 2 feet tall and covered with 2” long fruits that ripen to bright yellow. When cut, they really do smell and taste like lemons. Fruits are excellent for drying and have only 10-15 seeds per fruit.

Additional information

Seed Type


Latin Name:

Capsicum baccatum

Alternate Names

Lemon Chile, Aji Limon


7-14 days


100 days from transplant

Ripe Color


Heat Units

4/5 (Hot)


Full Sun

Planting Method

Transplanting recommended. Start seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost. Set out when all danger of frost has passed and soil has warmed.

Planting Depth:



Space plants 12-18" apart in rows 2-4 feet apart.

Seed Count

+/- 6,800 per ounce; 110,320 per pound

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1 review for Lemon Drop

  1. A.P. Whaley Staff

    I’d been looking forward to trying these peppers since I heard their name. They were hotter than I expected, but the flavor is nice! I made a fresh pepper paste by grinding the de-seeded fruits and adding just a little vinegar. I keep it in the fridge and add a small spoonful to my dishes. That way I am able to enjoy the fresh pepper taste in winter. It worked really well with these! Also, in our trials, the plants were simply loaded with fruit.

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