Apr 30, 2017  Week: 17

Pepper Aji Rico

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Scientific Name : Capsicum baccatum

Common Name : Hot Pepper

Blooming Season : Summer

Plant Habit : Mounded, Upright

Spacing : 24 - 36" (61 - 91cm)

Height : 30 - 36" (76 - 91cm)

Width : 36 - 48" (91 - 122cm)

Exposure : Sun

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Seed supplied as: Raw.
Fresh, Flavourful Foodie Fare!
Aji peppers are well-known in South American cuisine, but can be a challenge to grow in northern regions. Aji Rico is the answer for gardeners and fresh market farmers looking for unique, in-demand flavours to spice up recipes. Our first-in-this-type hybrid hot Capsicum baccatum pepper has more plant vigour, higher yield and earlier ripening than other O.P. heirloom types. Loads of taste…loads of uses…loads of in-store appeal!

Days from transplant to harvest: 50 to 55 mature green; 70 to 75 ripe red
Fruit size (L x W): 3 to 4 in. x 1.25 to 1.75 in./8 to 10 cm x 3 to 4 cm
Growth: Indeterminate
Level of heat: Medium Low (“2 peppers”)

Plug crop time: 5 to 6 weeks
Transplant to finish: 4 to 7 weeks

  • Narrow, conical fruit is crispy and thin-walled – perfect eaten fresh or cooked at mature green or ripe red stage.
  • Delicate citrus flavour isn’t overpowered by cooking; floral and citrus aromas intensify and fruit sweetens as it matures.
  • Large-stature, indeterminate plants benefit from a support or trellis.

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