El Oro de Ecuador Pepper
Here is the El Oro de Ecuador Pepper, Capsicum bacattum, Scoville units: 100 to 2000 SHU. This pepper originates from Ecuador and is sometimes called and or translated to "The gold of Ecuador". It is a rocoto shaped pepper but is NOT a rocoto and doesn't have black seeds. Pods start out green then ripen to lemon yellow in color when fully ripe with skins that are smooth and crispy. Plants can get to 5 feet tall and produce dozens of fruits per plant. Pods have an amazing rich flavor with a low burn that don't last very long! The fruit size ranges from 1.5 to 2.5 inches around and can produce dozens peppers per plant. Open pollinated mid to late season 70 to 98 days.