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Yellow Rocoto Pepper Seeds

Yellow Rocoto Pepper Seeds

7 total reviews

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The Yellow Rocoto Pepper, also known as the Yellow Manzano Pepper, is commonly translated as the “apple chile”.

Mature Yellow Rocoto Pepper plants are very strong and sturdy – these plants are resistant to cool temperatures and take on a tree-like structure with age. This pepper is shaped like a small 2” yellow apple and features a thick pod flesh - think a smaller and spicier version of a yellow bell pepper.

The Yellow Manzano Pepper plant blooms vibrant blue flowers with hairy leaves and turns from green to yellow when mature, featuring unique black seeds.

If you keep them away from frost, these plants can live up to 15 years and be up to four meters tall. The fresh and juicy flavor of this pepper paired with its medium heat level make it so versatile for cooking. It is great in salsas and hot sauces, for pickling, and we have even seen people stuff these hot little peppers!

Yellow not your color? Check out our Red Rocoto and Orange Rocoto Pepper seeds.

Fun Fact: This is a pepper with many names. Referred to as Rocoto in Peru, Manzano in Mexico, and Locoto in Bolivia. To us, it doesn’t matter what you call it - just grow it.

  • Species: Capsicum Pubescens
  • Heat Level: 30,000–50,000 SHUs
  • Type: Medium Hot
  • Flavor: Juicy
  • Origin: Mexico
  • Pod Size: 2"
  • Plant Height: 6+ ft.
  • Days to Harvest: 110+ Days

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  • Heat Level:
  • Plant size: 6+ ft.
  • Pod size: 2"
  • Origin: Peru
  • Species: Pubescens
  • SHU: 30,000-50,000

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Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
Gary S. Graham
80% Germination

I purchased 7 varieties of pepper seeds.
All were germinated/grown under the same conditions.

80% of the yellow rocoto pepper seeds sprouted.

As for the other varieties:
Aji Amarillo 0 %
Aji Ominicolor 66%
Aji Gold 33%
Aji Fantasy 0%
Aji Dulce 33%
Rocoto Rojo 75%

I also planted aji Amarillo seeds from another seed provider and those seeds 100% germination.
I only bring this up to show I do not think the environment I germinated the seeds was the issue.

In short, I would recommend these seeds. I was impressed.

Oswaldo Pedemonte

I’m a first time client, the seeds Arrived quickly and as promised. I will order from them again and again in the near future.

Rebecca Jaggers

Actually was poor germination and then very weak seedlings. I will try again.