Aug 20, 2013

Lemon Drop Peppers

Filed under: Expressions,life,Home,food related — Kay @ 10:48 am


Finally, my first lemon drop pepper is done. Bright yellow and ready to be devoured, it was waiting for me to be picked. I grew roughly 20 aji limon plants and, though they are chockfull of peppers for a while now, they sure take their sweet time to turn lemon.

You might want to keep that in mind when you decide to start growing them; start early.

Just tasted a few slices unsure what to expect but, wow, these beauties are unlike any hot pepper I’ve ever eaten! I can’t say they have a very outspoken lemon flavour; it’s more like a mellow citrus flavour lingering in the back that becomes more prominent in the aftertaste. They’re also blazing hot.

What does stand out is how sweet, mildly sour, and fresh they taste—a flavour that lingers in your mouth for quite some time even after the heat subsides. Can’t tell you how glad I am that I decided to grow so many of these gorgeous and strong plants, because I can definitely see myself using these peppers in lots of Asian cooking, salads and definitely marinades and dressings.

Not to forget hot pepper jelly. Never forget the hot pepper jelly!

Makes me wonder why they’re not commercially available in the Netherlands. I know they’d go over really well because they’re absolutely wonderful.


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      Did you plant these from seeds? Where did you get them! They look amazing!!!

      Sarah on Aug 20, 2013 @ 7:00 pm Reply
      1. I sure did! Bought the seeds online!

        Kay on Aug 20, 2013 @ 7:01 pm Reply
        1. What website? I am totally going to try these in my garden next year!!!

          Sarah on Aug 20, 2013 @ 7:02 pm Reply
          1. Bought them at! (I’m in the Netherlands)

            Kay on Aug 20, 2013 @ 7:58 pm
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      Kay, the reddish peppers look like our habanero.
      . They are really hot. Your lemon pepper is so beautiful. We have seen green pepper jelly.  Yours is very colorful. I am going to share it with friends. Thank you so much for the recipes you share with us.  They are always so interesting. Gin

      Virginia Graves on Aug 20, 2013 @ 8:53 pm Reply
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      Greetings from the US! I Just found your site and you have sure done a great job, it’s a lot of fun and easy to maneuver around. Beautiful photography too. I love that you show step by step!  You are absolutely first class! Next….I will be trying some of your recipes..they sound delicious. Very impressed! 

      Ilona on Aug 28, 2013 @ 6:59 pm Reply
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      Hi Kay,
      Wonderful site!
      Have you ever tried Datil peppers?  They say they only grow in Tallahassee , Florida. Not sure if that is true but I’ve never found them anywhere else and was also not successful growing them here :-(.  I moved from Florida and live in Rosmalen now.
      I import dried ones to make a salsa that my friends just love. They are really hot but also come with a greatflavor that I haven’t found in any other pepper.
      I checked the website and they have seeds!  Did you grow your lemon peppers inside?
      P.S. Your stoofvlees recipe is on the menu for tomorrow,
      Thanks! ;-)

      Ray on Sep 7, 2013 @ 12:58 pm Reply
      1. Wow. Quite a difference here, from the palm trees and lemon drop shots in Florida to the boerenkool here! :)

        Never heard of them but will check into it! Love hot peppers. I started my lemon drop peppers indoors and moved them outside after the third transfer. Suffice to say that my back yard looks like a jungle now :)
        If you do a search on Project Jalapeño you can see how I grew those. It’s the same way I do with all my pepper plants.

        Kay on Sep 7, 2013 @ 1:48 pm Reply
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      St. Augustine (proofread first) ;-)

      Ray on Sep 7, 2013 @ 1:01 pm Reply

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