Capsicum chinense | Bonnet Pepper ‘Aji Cachucha Purple Splotched’
Bonnet Peppers are flowering plants in the nightshade family (Solanaceae), considered a cooking or seasoning pepper with edible fruits that are commonly made into relishes, or pickled, or ground into a fine powder for use as a spice. (Some pepper varieties are not edible and are grown as ornamentals.)
‘Aji Cachucha Purple Splotched’ Pepper, also known as Puerto Rican Pepper, is a sweet and unique variety from the Caribbean similar to a Habanero, but with no heat. The fruits look like mini colorful pumpkins 2-3 inches in diameter and one inch tall with a thick flesh, making them easy for stuffing. As they ripen they turn from green to purple, then to a beautiful orange glow and finish bright red. Very heavy fruit production. A rare variety, but gaining popularity due to how beautiful and unique this variety is.
Grown as tender summer annuals in most areas. Seeds are best propagated indoors or in a greenhouse. It is recommended to transplant outdoors when soil temperatures reach 60 F or warmer. Plants become woody as the growing season progresses.
Mature around 75 days from transplant.
Great for Salsas to add vibrant colors at its various stages of ripening.
Sun exposure: Full sun
Mature height: 3-4 ft
Mature width: 24-30 inches
Hardiness zones: 10-12