Organic Aji Dulce Pepper
With rich, tropical sweetness, Organic Aji Dulce Pepper is an essential ingredient for sofrito and many other Caribbean dishes. She’s become essential for our gardens and kitchens, as well! Native to the Caribbean, Ají Dulce ripens from lime green to red for her fullest flavor and Friends, we thrilled to share this seed as we select her to ripen readily and thrive here in the Northeast.
Our original seed came to us from Ed Fraser of Fraser Farms outside Rochester, New York. Since leaving Puerto Rico years ago, Ed missed Aji Dulce and, as a market farmer, wanted to grow Aji Dulce for his Puerto Rican friends in Rochester. For nearly a decade we’ve made significant selections for early maturity and high yields while maintaining the sweet, full flavor of Aji Dulce.
At Fruition, we sow peppers in soil blocks indoors 2 months before final frost, early April for us here in Zone 5, germinating them on heat mats with ease.Good light is essential: Younger, less stressed seedlings are healthier and more abundant than older, more stressed seedlings.
Also, keep in mind that Aji Dulce, as a Capsicum chinense, will yield better when started three weeks earlier and on heat mats compared to the classic C. anuum peppers.
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