Database of Chilli Pepper Varieties
Species: Pubescens | Origin: Mexico | Heat: Very Hot
Manzano means 'apple' which describes the appearence of the fruits - like small apples. Like its cousin the Rocoto, this variety has unusual black seeds which are very hard (like apple pips) and should be removed before eating. Manzano comes generally in three types, Amarillo, Rojo (Red) and Canario (Yellow). Also known as 'Caballo' in Guatemala.
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