Rocoto / Locoto - Yellow

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Very cold tolerant, the Rocoto Yellow has a strong and woody stem and produces purple flowers, leaves and black seeds, making it an easily identifiable plant.

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20-30 seeds per pack

This plant originates from high in the Andes and 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 Yellow Rocoto are relatively large, but considerably smaller the red rocoto fruit. The plant has a woody stem, and grows about to about 1m in height. It is generally quite slow to germinate, but once established is a strong and tolerant plant.

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 orange variety.

More Information
SHU 30,000.00
Species Capsicum Pubescens
Origin Peru
Germination Rate 95%
Germination Time 7 - 21 Days
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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