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
Days to Harvest: 110+ Days
# of Seeds per Packet: 10+ Pepper Seeds