Mini Rocoto Red Pepper
Here is the Mini Rocoto Red Pepper, PI 387838, Capsicum pubescens, Scoville units: 500 to 4,500 SHU. This peppers originates from Bolivia and comes in a red and yellow versions. This listing is for the red type of Locato Pepper. This rare Locato pepper (the true name is Locato and not Rocato) variety is quite tasty and is used quite a bit throughout many countries in south america mostly Bolivia. Pods start out green in color then turn orange then red in color when fully ripe and get to .75 to 1.50 inches round. Like all other rocato peppers they have black seeds and are very hard so make sure to remove them before eating. Plants can get to 3+ feet tall and tend to wider rather then taller producing dozens of small little Locato peppers. Pods have an amazing rich fruity flavor when fresh and when dried, they have an amazing flavor! Tho the heat is not very high, they still have a nice striking burn that last for a while! Excellent for eating fresh, drying and pickling! This is a late season variety so start early! Open pollinated 80 to 100+ days.
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