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PlantFiles: Hot Pepper
Capsicum chinense 'Aji Dulce #2'

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Capsicum (KAP-sih-kum) (Info)
Species: chinense (chi-NEN-see) (Info)
Cultivar: Aji Dulce #2

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3 members have or want this plant for trade.

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Heat (Pungency):
Mild (1 to 1,000 Scoville Units)

Fruit Shape:

Fruit Size:
Small (under 2" in length)

Fruit Color:
Green changing to red

Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:

Fresh (salsa, salads)

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Propagation Methods:
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Days to Maturity:
Late (more than 80 days)

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2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive cyberageous On Sep 12, 2012, cyberageous from Everglades, FL (Zone 10a) wrote:

The Cubans call the Aji Dulce#2 a cachucha. It is very sought after but the Cubans prefer them right from Cuba for a truer flavor.
I do have a never-ending problem with white flies on it which I never had before on other pepper varieties.
Even tho I have the flies, I still must say it's a positive experience because of the cultural aspect of it and it is a tasty little pepper.

Positive Hot4peppers On Apr 26, 2005, Hot4peppers from Sheldon, IA wrote:

They flourished in my northwest Iowa garden and produced a satisfactory amount of small aromatic fruit.

Neutral Farmerdill On Nov 10, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A mild pepper growing to 2 inches long by 1-1/4 inches wide with typical look of Habanero type. Strong aroma and flavour but only a trace of heat.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Clovis, California
San Diego, California
Homestead, Florida
Immokalee, Florida
Sheldon, Iowa
Breaux Bridge, Louisiana
Moss Point, Mississippi
Raleigh, North Carolina

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