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.
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.
|20 Seeds||$3.95||In stock|
|40 Seeds||$6.80||In stock|
|80 Seeds||$12.80||In stock|
Planting Method: Transplant Only
When to sow: 8-10 weeks before last frost
Seed Depth: 1/4 inch Days to Germination: 7-10 at 85°F
Sowing and seedling care: Sow indoors 2 seeds per soil block & thin to strongest 1. 80F heat mats will germinate seeds best; after germ, set to 70F days & 60F nights. Good light is essential: Younger, less stressed seedlings are healthier and more abundant than older, more stressed seedlings.
Move to 3-4” pots with first true leaves. Harden off (reduce water & temp 3-7 days) & transplant when night temps are above 50F. Pluck off any flowers at planting.
When to transplant: After last frost
Transplant Spacing: 12-18 inches Sun Needs: Full
Days to Harvest: 75 days to green, 85 days to red fruit