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Yellow Rocoto Pepper Seeds

Yellow Rocoto Pepper Seeds

  • Plant size: 6+ ft.
  • Pod size: 2"
  • Origin: Peru
  • Species: Pubescens
  • SHU: 30,000-50,000
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The Yellow Rocoto Pepper, also known as the Yellow Manzano Pepper, is commonly translated as the “apple chile”. 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.  

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. 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 

Origin: Mexico 

Days to Harvest: 110+ Days 

# of Seeds per Packet: 10+ Pepper Seeds 

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Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
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.

Hratch Nargizian

The yellow red and orange Rocoto seeds almost all sprouted and r doing well as i transplanted them into soil. 5 star! thank you

William Staab

How did the black seed color develop when all the other peppers have white seeds ? Just wondering ! What time do I start hot peppers inside for Louisiana ? Iinteresting color all around both red and yellow rocoto peppers ! Thanks WS

Ryusuke Kanagawa
Looks good

Received the package, hope they germinate and I get to try them next season!