Rocoto / Locoto - Orange

In stock
SKU
RO110
$8.00

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.
More Information
Species Capsicum Pubescens
Origin Peru
Germination Rate 95%
Germination Time 7 - 21 Days
SHU 30000
Heat Level Medium Heat
Sowing Method Raise Seedlings
Sowing Depth 5mm
Position Full Sun
Plant Life Cycle Annual
Frost Hardiness Frost Tender
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Customer Questions
How many seeds are in a packet?

There are 20 - 30 seeds in a packet.

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