Aji Dulce 'Capsicum chinense'/Sweet Pepper Seeds

$ 1.99

 

Product Detail: Open pollinated Aji Dulce seeds. Germination rate 85%. Purity 99%. Packet include instructions for planting.

General Plant Information: Ají dulce is any of a variety of sweet perennial peppers found in Latin America and the Caribbean. It is most widely known in Venezuela where it refers to a specific native variety of Capsicum chinense related to the habanero, but with a much milder, smoky flavour.

In Venezuela, the "ají dulce" is a key ingredient in the preparation of the paramount dish of the Venezuelan cuisine, the Hallaca; and one of the cornerstones of the national cuisine.

In Puerto Rico, the "ají dulce" or "ajicito" (colloquially, "ajice") is grown commercially and is an important ingredient for sauces, such as recaíto, sofrito or "mojito isleño" (a fish or meat sauce).

The fruit of aji dulce can be used green or ripe, and it can be seeded and frozen for use over the winter, a technique that also preserves its rich flavor much better than drying. It is a small, light green pepper that turns red (or yellow) if left long enough on the plant. It has the shape and size of a habanero pepper without the intense heat. In the tropics, this plant can grow as a perennial, although most of the commercial production is with annual systems.

Growing requirements:

USDA ZONES:

9-11

SUN:

Full Sun

WATER:

Regular

FOLIAGE:

Evergreen

ADULT SIZE:

3-4 feet

May be growing potted as indoor plant

Information for planting:

  • Days to emerge: 7-14 days
  • Seed depth: 1/4 inch
  • Seed spacing: 36 inches

Guarantee: Seeds are living products that depend on many factors such as proper planting time and technique, depth of sowing, soil, proper germination environment, fertility, disease control, insect control, and reasonable weather for direct sown seeds. If any of these factors are not right, it may cause the seed to not perform and because most, if not all, of these are out of our control, most of the success of these seeds is in the hands of the grower. If they have been cared for properly and still fail to grow, we will replace the seed, one time.