Ají Panca chiles are Peruvian chiles that grow 7 to 12 cm long (3 to 5 inches) , and 2 to 3 cm wide (1 inch), tapering to a point at the end opposite to the stem.
They have thick flesh walls, and skin that is green, maturing to a deep red colour. When dried, they become a reddish-brown colour.
Fresh Ají Panca chiles are aromatic, and the taste has fruity notes in it, making them nice as a fresh chile. They are mildly hot, only 1500 units on the Scoville scale.
In Peru, they are grown near the coast and are the second most popular chile in Peru.
Native to Peru.