Peppers : Aji Dulce
Aromatic, sweet, spicy, delicious pepper, great sauteed
For those who like the flavor and aroma of Habanero peppers but find them too hot. 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.Solanaceae Capsicum chinese
All Peppers like a warm, sunny and sheltered spot. They originated in the tropical highlands of Central and South America and grow best with warm (70 to 80˚ F) days, cool (55 to 70˚ F) nights and high humidity.
Pepper plants are somewhat drought tolerant (especially Hot Peppers), but lack of water can affect fruiting, so they should be kept moist for best production. Drip irrigation works well with Peppers.
Sweet Peppers are particularly vulnerable to water stress when fruiting, so keep the soil evenly moist. If not given enough water, the fruits can develop a slightly bitter flavor (and may get Blossom End Rot).
Don't leave water on the leaves overnight as this encourages disease.
Side Dressing, after transplantingCompost tea, 2 cup(s) per plant, after transplanting, every 3 weeks
Pruning, when 6in tallwhen 6in tall, 1 time
Some gardeners pinch out the growing tip when the plant is about 6" tall to encourage bushy, branching growth.
Watering, before floweringWater, 3 quart(s), before flowering, 2 times a week
The plants should be given all the water they need on a regular basis. This means checking the soil every few days and watering until it is thoroughly moist.
Watering also depends on your local weather; don't water if it's raining, or water more frequently if it's dry. Just be sure to keep soil moist for the best crop. The best way to know how much moisture is in your soil is to feel 1" below the soil line. If it's dry, water.
Side Dressing, at floweringMulch, 2 inch(es), at flowering, 1 time
Mulch is helpful to conserve moisture and to keep down weeds around these shallow rooted crops.
Be aware that mulch insulates the soil, so don’t apply it until the soil is warm (65º to depth of 4"). Ideally wait until the plants are flowering.
Watering, after floweringWater, 3 quart(s), after flowering, 2 times a week
The plants must never be short of water while they are flowering and producing fruit. Make sure the soil is constantly moist, as they have a greater need for water at this time.
Though staking isn't usually needed, it is sometimes helpful to keep the plants upright and to keep fruit off the ground. If your plants start to lean you should put in a sturdy stake several inches away from stem.