Chilli- Rocoto Manzano Yellow

Capsicum pubescens Open Pollinated

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  • Yellow to orange fruit with black seeds
  • HOT
  • Large long-lived bushes

Standard seed packet, 10 seeds

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'Chilli- Rocoto Manzano Yellow' seeds

Capsicum pubescens

  • Yellow to orange fruit with black seeds
  • HOT
  • Large long-lived bushes

Perennial (grown as an annual in cold climates) growing to 200cm. Also known as 'Tree Chilli' the plants grow large, up to 2m x 1m, with hairy leaves and stems and mauve flowers. They are longer lived than other chillies, up to 15 years even in cool climates. The 4cm long fruit is thick walled and juicy, with a rounded shape said to resemble an apple. The fruit turns from yellow to orange when fully ripe, with black seeds.

High heat with a light capsicum flavour followed by a kick of intense heat. Suited to making hot sauces and spicy salsas. More suited to cold climates than other chillies. Also known as 'Tree Chilli', 'Apple Chilli', 'Rocoto' (in Peru) and 'Locoto' (in Bolivia).

Seeds per gram: 105
Product code: H7-08

Best Months to Sow
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Quick Sowing Guide
Method Sow direct or raise seedlings
Sowing Depth 5mm
Season Spring or after frost (anytime in warm climates)
Germination 7-21 days @ 22-35°C
Hardiness / Life Cycle Frost tender Perennial (grown as an annual in cool climates)
Row Spacing 100cm
Plant Spacing 100cm
Plant Height 200cm
Position Full sun, well drained soil
Days Until Maturity 70-80 days

*Notes: Keep well watered. Pick regularly to encourage more fruit. Some plants may need staking. Protect from aphids. Susceptible to mildews.

How To Grow



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