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Pepper- Aji Dulce
Certified Organic Pepper- Aji Dulce
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Certified Organic
Price: $4.00 3" pot
Seed Source: Southern Exposure Seed Exchange
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Our most popular pepper at market last year! The flavor of an Habanero but without the heat. Aji Dulce has the same shape, size, color and aroma of Habanero, but is sweet, spicy, and delicious, with only a trace of heat. The fruits are highly aromatic and the flavor is unusual and complex, with overtones of black pepper and coriander, and undertones of other spicy flavors. Aji Dulce is an excellent choice for sauted vegetables, rice and bean dishes, paprika, or herbal vinegars. We de-seed them, chop fine and add olive oil before storing in the freezer for winter use. The thin-walled pendant fruits are 2" long and 1" wide, tapering at both the stem and blossom end. Plants have good foliage cover and bear at 18" high. Seedlings are slow growing at first, but grow rapidly later in the season. Ripens from green to orange-red to red. This heirloom variety hails from Venezuela. Days to maturity: 111
Peppers love warm weather. For best pepper harvests:

Growing conditions
  • Fertile, well-drained soil
  • Soil pH: 6-6.8
  • Transplant when daytime temperatures reach 70°F and night time temperatures are above 55°F
  • Average spacing: 12-18" between plants in rows 36-48" apart
  • Harvest when fruits are full grown, but still firm and crisp
  • Harvest colored varieties when desired color develops
  • Snap fruits off by hand being careful not to break branches or damage plants.
  • Harvest frequently to maintain production
  • Store at 45-50°F and 90-95%  relative humidity
  • Do not store below 42°F
Pest and Disease Prevention
  • Avoid overhead irrigation
  • Practice crop rotations with all Solanceae species
  • Use floating row covers to prevent insect damage, but remove prior to flowering or in hot weather
  • Increase plant spacing in areas with high disease pressure
  • Ensure adequate calcium and avoid wide fluctuations in moisture to prevent blossom end rot
  • Isolate hot and sweet peppers to prevent cross pollination which can result in heat in sweet varieties
  • Hotter growing conditions increase heat in chile peppers.
More information: Cornell University Vegetable Growing Guides

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