Aji Norteno



The name of the Aji Norteno translates to “northern aji” because it is a variety that is only popular in the northern coastal valleys of Peru. Ripe pods mature to yellow, red, and orange colors and measure about 3 to 4 inches long and 3/4 inch across. Its shape is slightly curved and tapering to a point that is ideal for decoration of plates either whole or cut in rings. The Viru and Lambayeque valleys, about 1,000 km north of Lima, are the main production areas.