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Orange Rocoto Pepper Seeds

Orange Rocoto Pepper Seeds

  • Plant size: 3-4+ ft.
  • Pod size: 2"
  • Origin: Peru
  • Species: Pubescens
  • SHU: 30,000-50,000
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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!

  • Species: Capsicum Pubescens 
  • Heat Level: 30,000–50,000 SHUs 
  • Type: Medium Hot
  • Flavor: Fruity, Citrusy
  • Origin: Peru 
  • Pod Size: 2"
  • Plant Height: 3-4+ ft.
  • Days to Harvest: 110+ Days 

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Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Sheena Cousins

Great germination great plants thank you

David Munemitsu

Orange Rocoto Pepper Seeds

red rocoto peper and yellow orange

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matthew melton
So far soo good

I received the seeds quickly and the packaging looked nice with photos on every envelope. I did one test run of the three different types of rocotos two of four popped. (Without a pre-soak) will be ordering from pepper joe again!

Mutant Ryeff
Too early to evaluate

Why send out a review after 45 days when it takes months to get any production from them?