Aji jobito pepper seeds (Capsicum chinense) mild
Aji Jobito (or Aji Dulce Jobito) is an extremely rare variety from Venezuela. Most Venezuelans are not even aware of its existence, even though all of them use some Aji Dulce every day. It's a landrace from the Cumana region, east of the country. In Spanish, "Jobito" is short for "Jobo," a fruit that looks very similar in color and shape to this aji, but larger. The first geographical records of its cultivation place it in the Venezuelan town pf Marigüitar, near the Cariaco Gulf, although today is produced mainly in Cumanacoa.
The pods have an oval shape and are about 4 cm long and 3 cm wide, and it ripens from light green to orange. Its flavor is rich, complex, very aromatic, sweet and delicious. The pods are smooth and thick walled. The plants grow between 70 cm and 1 m tall.
While still green, it is used to add flavor to rich soups, and once ripe it is a main component of a local type of "sofrito," and then added to all sorts of stews. It is also consumed fresh and added to cooked rice and eggs. It is locally consumed in many fish and seafood plates, as it comes from a coastal region where fishing is a main economic activity.
Peppers, like tomatoes, grow in well-drained fertile soil. Almost all peppers have the same requirements for successful growth. Plant them in good, well-drained, fertile soil â and make sure they get lots of sunlight and a good inch of water per week. In many ways, they mimic the same requirements needed for growing great tomatoes.
At Planting Time:
We plant all of our peppers with a good shovel full of compost in the planting hole, and then give them a good dose of compost tea every few weeks for the first 6 weeks of growth. We also mulch around each of our pepper plants with a good 1 to 2â³ thick layer of compost.
Peppers often like to take their sweet time germinating. They can be up in a week, and some will take almost a month. Even with paper towel germination testing, they can take long. I am not sure why, but it is a normal occurrence. So plan and make sure you start them early enough! Also, remember they like heat to germinate so make sure you have a heating mat or something to keep the soil warm. Placing them up on top of the fridge often works too since it is normally warmer up there.
Peppers do very well grown in pots.
Â· Open Pollinated
Â· Size: 16 -20 inches plants, 2 -4 inch fruit
Â· Hardiness: Tender Annual
Â· Sun: Full
Â· Water: Moderate
Â· Seed Planting Depth: 0.25"
Â· Days to Germination: 10-14 days
Â· Plant spacing within a row: 12"-18"
Materials: Pepper Seeds,Open Pollinated,Peruvian Heirloom,Aji Panca,Chili pepper seed,Capsicum chinense,Aji Brown
Seeds arrived in about two weeks. All were well marked and packaged. Will be planting today. Overall good experience but shipping was super spendy for 3 tiny seed packets, especially through the mail