Ají Dulce

Also known as Rocotillo, Cachucha, and a few more names...

aji dulce de mi patio

Look for Special Order # 1 below......




For those of you who have enjoyed the Puertorican dishes whether it would be an Asopao, Arroz con Pollo, Arroz con....anything, sopas (soups), fricase, in short....just about any culinary experience you have had with Puertorican food, the recipes almost always call for :

1-Ají dulce (sweet cooking pepper)

2- Culantro (Recao)

3- Cebolla (Onion)

4- Ajo (Garlic)

There are several types and they have a different degrees of flavor! Ají Dulce seeds are very hard to find outside Puerto Rico (and they are getting harder to get within the Island). I now have several producing plants and of course, they give me the seeds. Plant your own and enjoy the fresh taste in your culinary adventures with your own SOFRITO!


If you have planted your seeds and would like to share the information on your success, please send me an e-mail with the details and I will post your experience on the website....... Jose Puras


Here are some inputs from our customers:


Important Reading !

Hot Contribution from Rene Torres 9/18/08

Rene was having problems with his beautiful Aji Caballero plants appx. 4-6 inches tall and the plants were losing their leaves. Turns out an Old Timer told him to put coffee grounds around the plant's trunk and that it will repel the little bugs. They will tunnel into the trunks and completely kill the plant when they eat the center of the trunk. This happens in most pepper plants so the same applies for the Aji Dulce plant and other peppers!

Gracias René

My kind of feedback from Happy Customers !


Hi Jose,
The seeds have done splendidly so far. The aji dulce germination rate was 100%. First seeds germinated in 6 days and all had germinated by 10 days. The recao seeds also germinated more quickly than expected. The first seeds appeared about 8 days after planting and there appear to be 50-100 sprouts at two weeks. The seeds were planted in Miracle-Gro potting mix and covered with plastic. Temperatures up here have been warm (75-90) which has bode well for germination.
thanks for the great seeds! Jay Nierenberg



Kind words from a customer....(Made my day !)

May 11, 2009

Name Dan Vander Lugt
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Subject Feedback about culantro and aji dulce seeds
Comments I just wanted to express my appreciation for the fine batch of recao (culantro) and aji dulce seeds I purchased from you.

Out of 14 aji seeds, 11 germinated and all plants are doing well.

Most of the culantro seeds germinated, and I have far more plants than I need! (A coworker has some Dominican friends, and I sharing some plants with them.)

I wish you success!



Hi Jose, I just wanted you to know how well my aji dulce seeds grew.  I gave 4 plants away to my friends and kept 3 for myself.  The plants are growing great up here in Connecticut, with lots of peppers on each plant.  Pretty soon I will make the sofrito.  Thanks for the great seeds.                                         Sandy Palladino


P.S. Ají Dulce is NOT a hot pepper! However, being of the capsicum chinense family they may carry a slight touch of heat. Some more, some less, most imperceptible....

(It is just the perfect companion for Culantro to impart that Caribbean touch)



Send-in your "SOFRITO"recipes so I can Post them in the new sofrito's web page. Send them to:

The web page is ready and waiting for your recipe. To view the SOFRITO web page, click HERE !


How To Order

Price $3.95 per packet of seed

One packet of Aji Dulce seeds containing (Over 10+ seeds) and it includes postage and handling.

Method of payment: Checks will have to clear the bank before we ship! Money Orders will ship right away !...

U.S.A. Only!


Mail your order with payment to:

Jose Puras

1124 Hooper Ave. N.E.

Palm Bay, Fl 32905



Credit Card Orders

Important Info:

You should find it quite easy to handle the credit card ordering. Here are the steps:


How to Order with Credit Card Via PayPal


1- Find below the PayPal Logo That says and click on it.

2- That will take you to the PayPal SECURE website where you enter the number of packets you would like of the seed and it will give you a total and process you credit card charge. If you would like to continue purchasing other seeds, when you tell it how many packets you want of the particular seed, just click on the Logo "Continue Shopping", and it will bring you back to the website so you can select other seeds and add to your Shopping Cart. It will keep track of the seeds you want, and the amount. When you want no more, just click on "Secure Checkout" and there you will see a list with all the seeds you have selected with a total according to the number of packages.

5- PayPal will then require you enter the Credit Card Info in a highly secure format, and you have just placed the order. Even before you get out of the website, an order is generated by PayPal to me at www.caribbeanseeds.com to ship the order to you. Once I process the order I send you a confirmation e-mail of the order and when it shipped. It usually ships the same day if you get the order in before 12:00 Noon EST

click below

U.S. Only

Shipping and handling included in prices.


Special Order # 1

5 Aji Dulce packets with 10 + seeds each ........$18.75

That's appx. 5+% discount and shipping is included in the price.



Feedback or Questions please CLICK HERE



Thanks for visiting with us.....Gracias por su visita !

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