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Database of Chilli Pepper Varieties


AJI ROCOTO (PI 355392)

Species: Chinense | Origin: Ecuador | Heat: Unknown
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© Allen M Boatman

AJI ROCOTO (PI 355811)

Species: Pubescens | Origin: Ecuador | Heat: Unknown
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© John Taylor

© John Taylor

AJI ROCOTO (PI 355812)

Species: Pubescens | Origin: Ecuador | Heat: Mild
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© Jukka Kilpinen

© Jukka Kilpinen

BROWN ROCOTO

Species: Pubescens | Origin: Unknown | Heat: Hot
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© Jochen Wacht

© Patrik Hultstrand

ROCOTO CANARIO (YELLOW)

Species: Pubescens | Origin: Peru | Heat: Extremely Hot
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Probably the most famous of the Pubescens species, its history lies in the Andes region of Peru where it is also known as 'Manzano', meaning apple due the shape of the fruit. It is also called Locoto in Bolivia, Chilli Peron, Chilli Caballo and Chilli Ciruelo. The most distinguishing feature of these peppers are their black seeds. The peppers themselves are very pungent, approx 2in long and 1 1/2in wide and resemble miniture bell peppers and this variety matures in colour from green to yellow. Rocotos can be a slow to germinate, so be sure to keep the soil temperature above 75F, although once mature these plants are very resistant to low temperatures. Rocotos are at their best when eaten fresh and should be left on the plant until needed.


© Tommi Hietavuo

© Morten Bjergstrøm

ROCOTO DE SEDA

Species: Pubescens | Origin: Mexico | Heat: Hot
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C. pubescens; clear yellow-orange 2x1½" pendent, smooth fruits on 4'x4' plants with large, pubescent leaves; fruits meaty and hot.


© Julian Livsey

© Semillas La Palma

ROCOTO LARGO SAN ISIDRO

Species: Pubescens | Origin: Canary Islands | Heat: Hot
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This variety obtained its name as it is said that it was grown by a priest in is church grounds in San Isidro, in the town of La Palma (Canary Islands). This variety is very unusual for a variety of the Pubescens species as the flowers are almost white with only the slightest tinge of purple.


© Peter Semillas

© John Taylor

ROCOTO ORANGE

Species: Pubescens | Origin: Peru | Heat: Extremely Hot
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Probably the most famous of the Pubescens species, its history lies in the Andes region of Peru where it is also known as 'Manzano', meaning apple due the shape of the fruit. It is also called Locoto in Bolivia, Chilli Peron, Chilli Caballo and Chilli Ciruelo. The most distinguishing feature of these peppers are their black seeds. The peppers themselves are very pungent, approx 2in long and 1 1/2in wide and resemble miniture bell peppers and this variety matures in colour from green to orange. Rocotos can be a slow to germinate, so be sure to keep the soil temperature above 75F, although once mature these plants are very resistant to low temperatures. Rocotos are at their best when eaten fresh and should be left on the plant until needed.


© John Taylor

© Jukka Kilpinen

ROCOTO RED (ROJO)

Species: Pubescens | Origin: Peru | Heat: Extremely Hot
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Probably the most famous of the Pubescens species, its history lies in the Andes region of Peru where it is also known as 'Manzano', meaning apple due the shape of the fruit. It is also called Locoto in Bolivia, Chilli Peron, Chilli Caballo and Chilli Ciruelo. The most distinguishing feature of these peppers are their black seeds. The peppers themselves are very pungent, approx 2in long and 1 1/2in wide and resemble miniture bell peppers and this variety matures in colour from green to red. Rocotos can be a slow to germinate, so be sure to keep the soil temperature above 75F, although once mature these plants are very resistant to low temperatures. Rocotos are at their best when eaten fresh and should be left on the plant until needed.


© Mark McMullan

© Mark McMullan

WHITE ROCOTO

Species: Pubescens | Origin: Peru | Heat: Hot
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Despite the name, the pods are pale yellow rather than white.


© Julian Livsey

© Julian Livsey

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