The Criolla Sella Capsicum baccatum v. baccatum. Beautiful 1ft bushes, loaded with 2-3in orange hot fruits, prolific and hardier than most peppers, from Bolivia.
Criolla Sella Capsicum baccatum v. baccatum
Some form of the word Ají has been used since approximately 4600 BCE. It was first used in the proto language Otomanguean. It then spread along with the Capsicum fruit from Mexico to other pepper growing regions. Capsicum baccatum is still referred to as aji, while other peppers are referred to as pepper because of Spanish conquistadors mistaking it for Piper sp.
Its Latin binomial is made up of Capsicum from the Greek kapos, and baccatum meaning berry-like.