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Red Rocoto Pepper Seeds

Red Rocoto Pepper Seeds

Plant size: 3-4 ft. Pod size: 2" Origin: Peru Species: Pubescens SHU: 30,000-100,000
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8 total reviews



When they say, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”, this pepper is exactly what they are talking about! The Red Rocoto Pepper lives up to its “apple chile” translation with a juicy, citrus flavor. The pepper is shaped like a small 2” bright red apple with a thick and sturdy pod flesh. Also referred to as a Red Manzano Pepper, the plant blooms vibrant blue flowers with hairy leaves, features unique black seeds, and turns from green to red when mature. 

Like it’s Orange Rocoto and Yellow Rocoto counterparts, this Red Rocoto Pepper Plant is sturdy and long-lasting. Native to Peru and Bolivia, this pepper is grown in the cooler climate of the Andes Mountains and will thrive in cooler climates and partial shade in your own backyard. Keep these plants away from frost, and you can count on a steady harvest of delicious Red Rocoto Peppers year after year. 

Species: Capsicum Pubescens 

Heat Level: 30,000 – 100,000 SHUs 

Type: Medium 

Origin: Peru 

Days to Harvest: 110+ Days 

# of Seeds per Packet: 10+,50+, and 100+ Pepper Seeds 

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Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
Catherine Ingram

Interesting seeds, great germination

Michael Wise
Quick Germination

About 30 days ago, using an empty tofu package filled with starting mix as the medium, I planted red and yellow rocoto pepper seeds from Pepper Joe's. Most of the seeds germinated in less than a week, and now all the seedlings have grown their first set of true leaves and are large enough for a first transplant. So far, so good! I also planted seeds from several varieties of annuum and chinenses species from Pepper Joe's at the same time, and those are all up too. I'm really impressed with the rapidity and rate of germination. Good seeds make all the difference!

ruben orozco

Won’t know how they will do until spring

Mark Chavez

Great job, after I got the seeds I even spent some time reading their online material. Knowledgeable and dedicated group I’d say.

John Mikel
Can’t Wait for Hatvest

They’ve sprouted. So far, so good.