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Here is the Mini Rocoto Yellow 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 yellow 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 yellow 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..

Mini Rocoto Yellow Pepper

SKU: 8303-5
  • Quantity

    5 seeds


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    Peppers require a long warm season to produce fruits, taking from 58 to 100 days to mature. Although grown as an annual throughout most of the country, peppers survive as perennials in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 9b, 10 and 11. Ornamental, sweet and hot peppers all require the same conditions for germination and fruit production.

    1. Start pepper seeds six to eight weeks before you plan to plant them outside. Use planting trays or pots with drainage holes and a separate water tray to allow excess moisture to drain.

    2. Wash planting trays or pots with hot water and soap. Mix nine parts water with one part bleach and rinse the containers with the mixture to remove any bacteria and fungus.

    3. Fill the planting container with seed starting mix. Use a packaged soilless blend or make your own using one-third peat, one-third sand and one-third vermiculite.

    4. Broadcast the pepper seeds across the seed starting medium. Cover them with a light layer of the medium about twice as thick as the seed width.

    5. Mist the planted container with room temperature water until the starting mix feels damp all the way through. Cover the tray or pots with a humidity dome or plastic film.

    6. Place the planters in a warm location. Pepper seeds need temperatures around 70 to 80 degrees F to germinate. Use a seed starting heat mat with thermostat to ensure consistent and accurate temperatures.

    7. Check the peppers daily for moisture levels and seedlings. Mist as needed to keep the soilless mix moist. Germination takes seven to 14 days for most varieties of peppers. Remove the plastic cover when seedlings appear.


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