The Manzano Red is said to originate from Central and South America and is a unique pepper plant to grow. Manzano means apple in Spanish, and it is very similar to the apple. The chili plant looks like an apple tree, and the peppers look like apples in look and consistency when grown. What is more unique is the peppers have furry leaves and black seeds. Grown to about one to two inches in length, this Manzano Pepper is a great pepper if you want something sweet with a kick! The Red Manzano Pepper has a sweet, tangy, and juicy taste mixed with some heat. It is firm and thick in consistency and will take a while to build until the spice suddenly kicks in and burns you. The Manzano ripens from green to a warm orange when mature, and is excellent for stuffing, making a sauce or paste, or sprinkled over your dinner.
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+ Pepper Seeds