The Aji Umba has many names, including Adjuma, Ojemma, Ajuma and Adjoema. This yellow variant is often confused with the Madame Jeanette, and is even regularly offered as such in stores. The Adjuma (originating from the Caribbean) is closely related to the Habanero and ripens from light green to a dark yellow / bright orange color.
The ripe pepper has a fruity, lemony smell and taste. This species is especially popular in Suriname. The name Adjuma is a corruption of Aji Umba. Aji is the name given to chili peppers by locals, while Umba means "earth" in an Aztec dialect.
This pepper belongs to the Capsicum chinense, which is known for its tasty chili peppers. The Adjuma has some serious spiciness and can go up to 325,000 on the Scoville scale. The plant reaches a height of about 70 centimeters. This is a tropical plant, but it can thrive in a good European summer. The peppers usually grow to about four centimeters long and three centimeters wide.