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