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Red Rocoto Pepper Seeds

Red Rocoto Pepper Seeds

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You ever heard of the saying "an apple a day keeps the doctor away?" Well, whoever made that phrase up must have had the Red Rocoto Pepper in mind! Native to Peru and Bolivia, this pepper lives up to its "apple chile" translation with a vibrant red color, similar shape, and pungent flavors!

Also known as the Red Manzano, the pepper plant grows up to 4 ft. tall and blooms vibrant blue flowers with hairy leaves, and pepper pods that are shaped like small 2" bright red apples. Red Rocoto peppers have thick and sturdy pod flesh and feature unique black seeds. Watch these peppers ripen from green to red when they're ready to harvest. You'll want to grow these pepper plants in cooler climates or in 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.

The Red Rocoto Pepper lives up to its “apple chile” translation with a juicy, citrus flavor. These peppers come with a decent amount of heat, ranging from 30,000-100,000 SHUs. Depending on how hot you like your food, you can chop these peppers up and add them to fresh foods like salads and dressings, or you can roast them, cook them, and even dry them for a spicy addition to any meal.

  • Species: Capsicum Pubescens
  • Heat Level: 30,000–100,000 SHUs
  • Type: Medium Hot to Hot
  • Flavor: Citrusy, Juicy
  • Origin: Peru
  • Pod Size: 2"
  • Plant Height: 3-4 ft.
  • Days to Harvest: 110+ Days

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  • Heat Level:
  • Plant size: 3-4 ft.
  • Pod size: 2"
  • Origin: Peru
  • Species: Pubescens
  • SHU: 30,000-100,000

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Customer Reviews

Based on 21 reviews
Dante Fossa

Red Rocoto Pepper Seeds

Leonel Klein
Rocoto pepper seeds

I'm from Peru where Rocoto comes from, and I am very happy with these seeds. They have turn into healthy plants already and I am very excited to see them fruit!!!, Thank you very much and for sure I will love to get more seeds in the future. Maybe some aji charapita!!

Shredder 9000

Arrived fast! Germinated well!