Rocoto Peppers

Rocoto Peppers

Rocoto Peppers have there own group of varieties with very similar traits. like very juicy pods that are very sweet with heat. The average size of pods are small like crab apple except for the giant varieties. All have heat frim medium to hot heat or 30,000-50,000 SHU with just a couple exceptions that are around 80,000SHU. Pods are medium walled and have black seeds. Plants grow good in cooler climates with very good yields as there Natural habitat is in the mountains or higher altitudes. Plants are stunning with there purple/blue flowers and dark green foliage. Plants can grow very large with long branch’s and should be pruned often to keep plants short. plants do good in hanging baskets because of the long branch’s

Seeds can be hard to germinate with Germinations that can take up to 3-4 weeks or more. Young plants don’t like Cooler weather as much. And you would think if the larger plants can take very cool weather the young plant should to. But that’s now the case it’s best to wait to put them out just like all others. Plants are very pubescent with little hairs on stems and leafs Hence the species name Capsicum Pubescens.

Growing  C.Pubescens and be a Challenge as you will see. Plants have this great aroma that comes off the plants roots and foliage. This great scent brings bugs from everywhere to the plants. We have had problems with these varieties do to pests. Thrips fungus gnats and aphids all love the taste and smell of the Rocoto Peppers.  We have found that if you put one Rocoto plants in with other none Rocoto varieties and the bugs will leave the plant they are on to get to the Rocoto. But if you know that this is going to happen you can beat this small problem. 

Once plants are up and growing good you will see that they need more water than other varieties. And they need more nutrients to another varieties mostly calcium and magnesium. We use epson salt and bonemeal supplement calcium and magnesium will you slightly more with Rocoto a Pepper‘s then we do with others. We also like to grow them in hanging baskets and on raise shelves so that the long branch’s can droop down this seems to work best. 

Capsicum Pubescens





Canario Pepper

Canario Pepper

A very good rocoto type variety with excellent flavor and a mild heat a Rarity  in C.Pubes..

$4.99

Ecuadorian Pepper From Hell Pepper Seeds

Ecuadorian Pepper From Hell Pepper Seeds

A very nice rocoto type variety with very good flavor. plants grow well and have good yields of dark..

$4.99

Ecuadorian Red Pepper Seeds

Ecuadorian Red Pepper Seeds

A very nice variety from Ecuador a Rocoto type with very good taste and good heat plants grow well a..

$4.99

Giant Mexican Rocoto Pepper Seeds

Giant Mexican Rocoto Pepper Seeds

A very nice variety from Mexico with very good growth and high yields of medium sized pods with very..

$6.99

Giant Rocoto Pepper Seeds

Giant Rocoto Pepper Seeds

A very nice Rocoto variety with very good taste plants grow very wll with very good yields of medium..

$6.99

Large Red Rocoto

Large Red Rocoto

A excellent Rocoto variety with very good taste plants grow very well and very large with very high ..

$6.99

Miniature Rocoto Orange Pepper Seeds

Miniature Rocoto Orange Pepper Seeds

A very nice variety of Rocoto with very good taste plants grow well with very high yields of mini po..

$6.99

Miniature Rocoto Red Pepper Seeds

Miniature Rocoto Red Pepper Seeds

This newer variety of Rocoto had very good taste. Plants grow well with very high yields of mini pod..

$6.99

Miniature Rocoto Yellow Pepper Seeds

Miniature Rocoto Yellow Pepper Seeds

A very nice variety of Rocoto with very good taste plants grow well with very high yields of mini po..

$6.99

Pineapple Rocoto

Pineapple Rocoto

A very good variety of Rocoto with very good taste plants grow well in most climates with very good ..

$6.99

Red Rocoto Pepper Seeds

Red Rocoto Pepper Seeds

This is a red Rocoto we don’t have a name for. It is different than normal Rocoto Red with smal..

$6.99

Rocoto

Rocoto

A very good variety the Rocoto has its own group of varieties with very similar traits lik..

$6.99

Rocoto Aji Large

Rocoto Aji Large

A very interesting Rocoto variety from LoJa Ecuador with Aji type slim pods with very good..

$6.99

Rocoto Chocolate Pepper Seeds

Rocoto Chocolate Pepper Seeds

This newer chocolate Rocoto is one of three new chocolate varieties. This one has classic pod shape,..

$6.99

Rocoto Chocolate X Pepper Seeds

Rocoto Chocolate X Pepper Seeds

This newer Rocoto has chocolate coloured pods with very nice flavour. Heat is on par with others aro..

$6.99

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