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Aji Cachucha - Seeds

Aji Cachucha - (Capsicum chinense)

Aji Cachucha are native to Cuba and Puerto Rico and is also known as Aji Dulce.  This dark red type hails from Cuba. It has mild heat and is sweet.  The pepper may be confused with the similar looking Scotch Bonnet and habanero pepper but is not as hot.  Used as a seasoning pepper in rice and bean dishes. Also used to season soups and stews and can be stuffed with small amounts of meats and cheeses.  The Aji Cachucha has a round shape looking almost like a bonnet or toy top.

Heat level:  1,000-5,000 (SHU) Scoville Heat Units – Mild.

Flavor:  Light Sweet and Fruity.

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