The Aji Umba has many names, including Adjuma, Ojemma and Adjoema. The Adjuma (originating from the Caribbean) is closely related to the Habanero and the red variety ripens to a deep red color.
The ripe pepper has a fruity 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 with a good European summer it can thrive. The peppers usually grow to about four centimeters long and three centimeters wide.