What are the pros? Very prolific, beautiful plant
What are the cons? slow to germinate
I have tried for years to grow the cousin to this pepper, aji dulce, from seed, and I finally got it to get past seedling stage. Arroz con pollo was equally challenging to get to germinate and then push past that germination stage without withering away. It takes a super long time to get to production stage as well. Once you get it going, it is very prolific with minimal work. I basically left it alone once it got big enough to produce, and it did great. Once mature, it needs very little other than sun and occasional water. It is November in VA, and I just got a huge final harvest from my bucket-grown plant. These are smaller and more narrow than the aji dulce and more of a touch of bell pepper flavor as well, but very good flavor. I think aji dulce has more bite, a touch of spiciness, but arroz con pollo produces a bit more. I would definitely recommend this plant. Makes a great seasoning paste with garlic, onion, cilantro, parsley, oregano. Freezes well. Cook with seeds.
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