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Orange Rocoto Pepper Seeds

Orange Rocoto Pepper Seeds

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The Orange Rocoto Pepper, also known as the Orange Manzano Pepper, is commonly translated as the “apple chile”. Originating in the Andes mountain slopes of South America, the Orange Rocoto is one of the most cold-tolerant peppers.

Orange Manzano Pepper plants have been cultivated for thousands of years and are very long-lasting. It does great in cooler weather and grows in partial shade. If they avoid frost, you can expect bountiful harvests for up to 15 years. These plants grow up to 4 ft. tall (some growing much taller) and bloom vibrant blue flowers with hairy leaves. This pepper is shaped like a small 2” orange apple and features a thick pod flesh - think a smaller and spicier version of an orange bell pepper. Watch as they turn from green to orange when mature, featuring unique black seeds.

This Orange Manzano pepper has a deliciously fruity, citrus flavor – and paired with medium heat, it makes a great option for salsas and hot sauces! Grab some of these pepper seeds for your next growing season.

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    • Heat Level:
    • Plant Size: 4 ft.
    • Pod Size: 2 in.
    • Days to Harvest: 110 - 120+ days
    • Origin: Peru
    • Species: Pubescens
    • SHU: 30,000-50,000

    Growing Instructions

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    Customer Reviews

    Based on 9 reviews
    Andrew F.

    Remains to be seen. They getminated, which is a good start.

    Getting Started

    So, you've received your seeds and are wondering what's next? At Pepper Joe's, we're committed to equipping you with everything you need to succeed in germinating the pepper seeds you've chosen. Our mission is to introduce you to a diverse array of pepper varieties, setting the stage for an exciting and rewarding gardening experience. Let's dive into the essentials together.

    • What You'll Need

      Soil and Tray Method

      Seed Starting Supplies 
    • Plant your Seeds

      1. Pre-saturate your seed starting soil mix. Ensure the seed starting mix is fully saturated prior to planting your seed.
      2. Make a ¼-inch hole in the center of each seed starting cell. A #2 pencil eraser is a great tool for making these holes.
      3. Place your seed and cover gently with soil.
        You can plant up to 4 seeds per cell to help ensure successful germination.
    • 4. Place your heat mat under  your base tray and your humidity dome on top. For best results, set your temperature controller between 75 - 80 degrees.

      5. Place your plant light above the seed starting tray and turn on. Refer to the plant light manufacturers instructions for the optimal distance. Plant light should remain on for 14 to 16 hours per day.

      6. Enjoy watching them grow! See our full instruction page below for more information.

      Starting Peppers from Seed