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Aji Rico Hot Pepper Seeds

Aji Rico Hot Pepper Seeds

Citrusy Hot Spice

The Aji Rico Hot Pepper, originating from South America, is a notable cultivar renowned for its medium heat and distinctive flavor profile. While it doesn't have distinct subspecies, this cultivar is celebrated for its versatility in various culinary applications.

The Aji Rico plant showcases a compact, bushy growth habit, making it suitable for container gardening or smaller garden spaces. Its dense foliage comprises vibrant green leaves, creating an appealing ornamental presence.

The peppers of the Aji Rico variety exhibit a stunning color palette as they mature, transitioning from a vibrant green to shades of yellow, orange, or red. Known for their fruity and slightly citrusy flavor, these peppers offer a medium heat level, adding depth and complexity to dishes without overpowering the palate.

When planting from seed, the Aji Rico thrives in well-draining, nutrient-rich soil. Start the seeds indoors in early spring, approximately 8-10 weeks before the last frost date. Maintain a warm and consistent temperature of around 70-80°F (21-27°C) for optimal germination.

Transplant the seedlings into larger containers or the garden once the risk of frost has passed. The plant prefers full sun exposure and requires regular watering, allowing the soil to dry slightly between waterings to prevent overwatering.

With its versatile flavor, vibrant appearance, and manageable size, the Aji Rico Hot Pepper is a favored choice among culinary enthusiasts looking to add a balanced heat and distinctive taste to their dishes.

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Description

The Aji Rico Hot Pepper, originating from South America, is a notable cultivar renowned for its medium heat and distinctive flavor profile. While it doesn't have distinct subspecies, this cultivar is celebrated for its versatility in various culinary applications.

The Aji Rico plant showcases a compact, bushy growth habit, making it suitable for container gardening or smaller garden spaces. Its dense foliage comprises vibrant green leaves, creating an appealing ornamental presence.

The peppers of the Aji Rico variety exhibit a stunning color palette as they mature, transitioning from a vibrant green to shades of yellow, orange, or red. Known for their fruity and slightly citrusy flavor, these peppers offer a medium heat level, adding depth and complexity to dishes without overpowering the palate.

When planting from seed, the Aji Rico thrives in well-draining, nutrient-rich soil. Start the seeds indoors in early spring, approximately 8-10 weeks before the last frost date. Maintain a warm and consistent temperature of around 70-80°F (21-27°C) for optimal germination.

Transplant the seedlings into larger containers or the garden once the risk of frost has passed. The plant prefers full sun exposure and requires regular watering, allowing the soil to dry slightly between waterings to prevent overwatering.

With its versatile flavor, vibrant appearance, and manageable size, the Aji Rico Hot Pepper is a favored choice among culinary enthusiasts looking to add a balanced heat and distinctive taste to their dishes.

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Ships from Northern CA.

Shipping Weight: 0.01 lb

Dimensions: 0.1"L x 3.25"W x 4.5"H

Features

  • Container Compatible
  • Heirloom
  • Open-Pollinated

Characteristics

Growth Habit : Bush
Life Cycle : Tender Annual
Plant Family : Solanaceae (Nightshades)
Planting Time : Summer
Seed Unit Sizes : Seed Pack
Starting Location : Start Indoors & Transplant
Sun Requirements : Full Sun

Planting & Care

Soil & Water: Peppers require deeply-worked, well-drained soil with plenty of added organic matter and a pH of 6.0-6.8. Water deeply, but don't over water.

Planting & Growing: Start seeds indoors 8 weeks before the last frost. Direct seeding is not recommended. Stake to keep fruit off the ground and mulch for disease and weed control.

Harvesting & Storage: Harvest the first fruits early to encourage continued production through the season. Cut (don't pull) the fruit from the stems.

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