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Aji Rico Hybrid Hot PepperPlant

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  • SKU: 62498
  • For each offer ordered, get 1 pkt of approx. 10 seeds
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Aji Rico Hybrid Hot Pepper

Can't wait for hot pepper season? You'll want to try Aji Rico Hybrid Pepper. This hot pepper matures earlier than most, making it a good choice for those with shorter growing seasons and those who want a hot pepper earlier in the summer. This 2017 All-America Selections winner produces high yields of 3-4 in. fruits that are excellent for eating fresh, making into salsas and drying for paprika flavoring. Aji Rico was a staff favorite for complex and remarkably delicious hot sauce. Crispy, thin-walled peppers mature from green to red and have a refreshing citrus flavor with a warm heat. Extraordinarily productive. For best results, start pepper seeds indoors and transplant the pepper seedlings outside after the danger of frost has passed. 50-55 DAYS.
Product Details
  • FormUpright, mounded
  • LightFull Sun
  • Height30 - 36 inches
  • Spread36 - 48 inches
  • Spacing24 - 36 inches
  • Zones3 - 9 (Annual)
  • FoliageGreen, hairy leaves.
  • Flower FormSmall white flowers.
  • FruitNarrow, conical fruit, 3-4 inches long. Ripens from green to red. Has a refreshing citrus flavor with warm heat. Heat increases later in the season.
  • Soil RequirementsWell-drained, light, moderately fertile soil, high in organic matter.
  • Growth RateModerate growth rate.
  • Seed Count10 seeds per packet.
  • PruningNone needed.
  • CommentsThis 2017 All-America Selections winner matures early, with higher yields on a vigorous plant! It is best to grow this large plant in the ground and with support. Narrow, conical fruit, 3-4 inches long, can be enjoyed green or red, and is perfect fresh or cooked. Crispy, thin-walled peppers provide great texture and a unique, refreshing citrus flavor with pleasantly warm heat. A wonderful item for a fresh market to provide this special hot pepper earlier in the season, before others are ready. Well-known in South American cuisine.
  • YieldProduces high yields.
  • Botanical NameCapsicum annuum 'Aji Rico'
  • DepthPlant seeds 1/4 inch deep. Start seeds indoors 6 - 8 weeks before the last frost date. The plants should be planted at the same depth as in the pots.
  • Days To Maturity50-55 days to green. 70-75 days to red.
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Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country using the shipping timeframes outlined below. We continually monitor weather conditions for extreme hot or cold and adjust shipping schedules as needed. Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items in July and August.

2019 Fall Shipping Schedule
ZONE Seeds
1A-4B 6/18 - 11/1
5A & 5B 6/18 - 11/1
6A & 6B 6/18 - 11/1
7A & 7B 6/18 - 11/1
8A & 8B 6/18 - 11/1
9A-10B 6/18 - 11/1
Last Order Date All Grow Zones: Oct 28, 2019

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