Rocoto / Locoto - Orange
The Rocoto Orange produces huge pods about the size of a golf ball, with characteristic black seeds that make it unique and easily identifiable!
The Orange Rocoto is a heirloom chilli, originating high in the Andes. It is the most cold tolerant of all the chilli varieties. It has purple flowers, hairy leaves and the fruit has black seeds, which makes this an easily distinguishable chilli.
The pods of the Orange Rocoto are larger than a golf ball, and similar in shape to an apple. They mature to a deep but vibrant orange. They have thick and crunchy fruit, and are best eaten raw.
The Scoville Heat Unit of the Rocoto varies greatly - the milder sitting at about 30,000 Scoville Heat Units, with the hottest peaking at 250,000 Scoville Heat Units. There is also a red and yellow variety.
|Germination Time||7 - 21 Days|
|Heat Level||Medium Heat|
|Sowing Method||Raise Seedlings|
|Plant Life Cycle||Annual|
|Frost Hardiness||Frost Tender|