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Aji Rico Hybrid Hot Pepper

Early Maturing Variety

Aji Rico Hybrid Hot Pepper

Early Maturing Variety

  • High-yields
  • Vigorous grower
  • Matures early
  • Great for northern gardens
  • Peppers can be harvested green or red
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Product Description
Looking forward to hot pepper season? This All-America Selections winner is for you. Maturing earlier than most hot pepper varieties, Aji Rico Hybrid Hot Pepper is a top choice for gardeners with shorter growing season and those who want fresh hot peppers earlier in the summer. The hot pepper plants produce high yields of 3-4 in. fruits that are tops for eating fresh, adding to salsa and other recipes, and drying for paprika flavoring. The fruits have crispy, thin walls and a refreshing citrus flavor with warm heat. They mature from green to red. 50-55 days until maturity.
Product Details
  • Botanical Name: Capsicum annuum 'Aji Rico'
  • Season: both Spring & Fall
  • Sun/Shade: Full Sun
  • Height: 30 - 36 Inches
  • Spacing: 24 - 36 inches
  • Zone: 3-9
  • Spread: 36 - 48 inches
  • Color:White
  • Foliage:Green, hairy leaves.
  • Depth:Plant 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.
  • Germination: 10 - 20 Days
  • Days to Maturity: 50 - 55 Days
  • Yield: Produces high yields.
  • Fruit: Narrow, 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. Early maturing hot pepper.
  • Soil Preference: Well-drained, light, moderately fertile soil, high in organic matter.
  • Growth Rate: Moderate growth rate.
  • Pruning: None needed.
  • Form: Vegetable, Pepper, Hot Pepper
  • Flowers: Small white flowers.
  • Seed Count: 10 seeds per packet.
  • Size: 10 Seed Pkt
Shipping Information

Orders for in-stock seeds and hardgoods are typically shipped within 5 business days.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:


Spring 2023 Shipping Schedule
Zones Sweet Potatoes Potatoes Tomatoes & Peppers
1A-4A 5/15/23 - 6/2/23 3/27/23 - 6/9/23 5/22/23 - 6/2/23
4B 5/15/23 - 6/2/23 3/27/23 - 6/9/23 5/22/23 - 6/2/23
5A 5/8/23 - 6/2/23 3/13/23 - 6/9/23 5/15/23 - 6/2/23
5B 4/24/23 - 6/2/23 3/13/23 - 6/9/23 5/15/23 - 6/2/23
6A 4/24/23 - 6/2/23 3/13/23 - 6/9/23 5/8/23 - 6/2/23
6B 4/24/23 - 6/2/23 2/27/23 - 6/9/23 5/8/23 - 6/2/23
7A 4/24/23 - 6/2/23 2/23/23 - 6/9/23 4/17/23 - 6/2/23
7B 4/24/23 - 6/2/23 2/20/23 - 6/9/23 4/17/23 - 6/2/23
8A 4/17/23 - 6/2/23 2/16/23 - 6/9/23 4/10/23 - 6/2/23
8B 4/17/23 - 6/2/23 2/13/23 - 6/9/23 4/10/23 - 6/2/23
9A & B 4/17/23 - 6/2/23 2/6/23 - 6/9/23 4/10/23 - 6/2/23
10A & B 4/10/23 - 6/2/23 2/6/23 - 6/9/23 4/10/23 - 6/2/23
Last Order Date 5/29/2023 6/5/2023 5/29/2023

Spring 2023 Shipping Schedule
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5A 5/5/23 - 6/2/23 3/13/23 - 6/2/23 3/20/23 - 5/5/23
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7A 4/13/23 - 6/2/23 2/6/23 - 6/2/23 2/13/23 - 5/5/23
7B 4/10/23 - 6/2/23 2/6/23 - 6/2/23 2/6/23 - 5/5/23
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9A & B 3/27/23 - 6/2/23 2/6/23 - 5/12/23 1/2/23 - 5/5/23
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Last Order Date 5/29/2023 1A-6B: 5/29/2023
7A-7B: 5/19/2023
8A-10B: 5/8/2023
5/1/2023

Spring 2023 Shipping Schedule
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1A-4A 4/10/23 - 5/26/23 5/1/23 - 6/2/23 5/1/23 - 5/19/23
4B 4/10/23 - 5/26/23 5/1/23 - 6/2/23 4/17/23 - 5/19/23
5A 3/27/23 - 5/26/23 4/10/23 - 6/2/23 3/27/23 - 5/19/23
5B 3/13/23 - 5/26/23 3/27/23 - 6/2/23 3/13/23 - 5/19/23
6A 2/27/23 - 5/26/23 3/13/23 - 6/2/23 3/6/23 - 5/19/23
6B 2/27/23 - 5/26/23 2/27/23 - 6/2/23 2/27/23 - 5/19/23
7A 2/20/23 - 5/26/23 2/23/23 - 6/2/23 2/20/23 - 5/19/23
7B 2/20/23 - 5/26/23 2/21/23 - 6/3/23 2/20/23 - 5/19/23
8A 2/13/23 - 5/26/23 2/16/23 - 5/12/23 2/13/23 - 4/28/23
8B 2/13/23 - 5/26/23 2/13/23 - 5/12/23 2/13/23 - 4/28/23
9A & B 1/16/23 - 5/26/23 2/6/23 - 5/12/23 2/6/23 - 4/28/23
10A & B 1/16/23 - 5/26/23 2/6/23 - 5/12/23 2/6/23 - 4/28/23
Last Order Date 5/22/2023 1A-7B: 5/29/2023
8A-10B: 5/8/2023
1A-7B: 5/15/2023
8A-10B: 4/24/2023

Spring 2023 Shipping Schedule
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7B 2/20/23 - 6/2/23 3/13/23 - 10/27/23
8A 2/16/23 - 5/12/23 2/27/23 - 10/27/23
8B 2/13/23 - 5/12/23 2/27/23 - 10/27/23
9A & B 2/6/23 - 5/12/23 2/27/23 - 10/27/23
10A & B 2/6/23 - 5/12/23 2/27/23 - 10/27/23
Last Order Date 1A-7B: 5/29/2023
8A-10B: 5/8/2023
10/23/2023

Spring 2023 Shipping Schedule
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7B - 8B 3/6/23 - 10/27/23 3/6/23 - 10/27/23
9A - 10B 2/20/23 - 10/27/23 2/20/23 - 10/27/23
Last Order Date 10/23/2023 10/23/2023

Fall 2022 Shipping Schedule
Zones Blueberries All Other Fruits Perennials, Bulbs & Flowers
1A-4B 9/12/22 - 10/28/22 9/12/22 - 10/28/22 9/12/22 - 10/28/22
5A - 5B 9/12/22 - 10/28/22 9/12/22 - 10/28/22 9/12/22 - 10/28/22
6A - 6B 9/26/22 - 10/28/22 9/26/22 - 10/28/22 9/26/22 - 10/28/22
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8A - 8B 9/26/22 - 10/28/22 9/26/22 - 10/28/22 9/26/22 - 10/28/22
9A - 10B 9/26/22 - 10/28/22 9/26/22 - 10/28/22 9/26/22 - 10/28/22
Last Order Date All Grow Zones:
Oct 24, 2022
All Grow Zones:
Oct 24, 2022
All Grow Zones:
Oct 24, 2022

Fall 2022 Shipping Schedule
Zones Vegetable Plants & Starts Seeds Hardgoods, Foods & Supplies
1A-4B 9/12/22 - 10/28/22 6/1/22 - 10/28/22 6/1/22 - 10/28/22
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6A - 6B 9/26/22 - 10/28/22 6/1/22 - 10/28/22 6/1/22 - 10/28/22
7A - 7B 9/26/22 - 10/28/22 6/1/22 - 10/28/22 6/1/22 - 10/28/22
8A - 8B 9/26/22 - 10/28/22 6/1/22 - 10/28/22 6/1/22 - 10/28/22
9A - 10B 9/26/22 - 10/28/22 6/1/22 - 10/28/22 6/1/22 - 10/28/22
Last Order Date All Grow Zones:
Oct 24, 2022
All Grow Zones:
Oct 24, 2022
All Grow Zones:
Oct 24, 2022

Fall 2022 Shipping Schedule
Zones Select Perennials, Hibiscus & Iris Trees & Shrubs Select Strawberries
1A - 3B 10/10/22 - 11/11/22 9/12/22 - 10/28/22 9/6/22 - 10/7/22
4A - 4B 10/10/22 - 11/11/22 9/12/22 - 10/28/22 9/6/22 - 10/7/22
5A - 5B 10/10/22 - 11/11/22 9/12/22 - 10/28/22 9/6/22 - 10/7/22
6A - 6B 10/10/22 - 11/11/22 9/26/22 - 10/28/22 9/6/22 - 10/7/22
7A - 7B 10/10/22 - 11/25/22 9/26/22 - 10/28/22 9/6/22 - 10/7/22
8A - 8B 10/10/22 - 11/25/22 9/26/22 - 10/28/22 9/6/22 - 10/7/22
9A - 10B 10/10/22 - 11/25/22 9/26/22 - 10/28/22 9/6/22 - 10/7/22
Last Order Date Zones 1A-6B: 11/7/22
Zones 7A-10B: 11/21/22
All Grow Zones:
10/24/2022
All Grow Zones:
10/03/2022

Fall 2022 Shipping Schedule
Zones Houseplants
2A & B 4/11/22 - 10/21/22
3A & B 4/11/22 - 10/21/22
4A & B 4/11/22 - 10/21/22
5A & B 4/11/22 - 10/21/22
6A & B 4/11/22 - 10/21/22
7A & B 3/14/22 - 11/4/22
8A & B 3/14/22 - 11/4/22
9A & B 3/14/22 - 11/4/22
10A & B 3/14/22 - 11/4/22
11A & B 3/14/22 - 11/4/22
Last Order Date Zones 2A-6B: 10/17/22
Zones 7A-11B: 10/31/22

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