Straight out of Central and South America comes this unique and flavorful hot pepper. The Manzano Orange Pepper is sweet but with a nice kick! Manzano means apple in Spanish and when you see them you’ll understand why. The chili plant itself resembles an apple tree and produces 1-2 inch peppers that, wait for it…look and even kinda feel like apples. This orange variety of the Manzano Pepper ripens from green to a warm orange, has furry leaves, and black (yes, black!) seeds. These beauties are sweet, tangy, and oh so juicy but with some heat that builds slowly. You can do just about anything with these amazing hot peppers – stuff ‘em, make a sauce or paste, or just snack on them raw. Whatever you do, we know you’re going to love them and also be sure to check out their yellow cousin.
Fun Fact: The Manzano Pepper Plant is resistant to low temperatures, adapting well to 45-60 degrees Fahrenheit and performs well in partial shade. If protected from frost, the Manzano Plant can grow up to ten to fifteen feet long.
Species: Capsicum Pubescens
Heat Level: 12,000-50,000 Scoville heat units
Origin: Central and South America
Days to Harvest: 90+ Days
# of Seeds per Packet: 10+,50+ and,100+ Pepper Seeds
These started very strong but died within a couple weeks of transplantation. Likely my fault as the temperatures were very high right after i transplanted. Will look forward to trying again early in spring or in containers. They seem super interesting to try!