Rare * Yellow Skinned Manzano * Chilli Pepper * Rocoto Locoto * Extremely Hot * 5 SEEDS *
Capsicum pubescens is a species of the genus Capsicum (pepper), known as rocoto and locoto which is found primarily in Central and South America. It is known only in cultivation. The species name, pubescens, means hairy, which refers to the hairy leaves of this pepper. The hairiness of the leaves, along with the black seeds, distinguish this species from others. As they reach a relatively advanced age and the roots lignify quickly, sometimes they are called tree chili. Of all the domesticated species of peppers, this is the least widespread and systematically furthest away from all others. It is reproductively isolated from other species of the genus Capsicum. A very notable feature of this species is its ability to withstand cooler temperatures than other cultivated pepper plants. Seeds are from the rare yellow-skinned type, the hottest of the three Manzano peppers. Rocoto seeds are sometimes difficult to germinate, however once established Plants can grow to 2-6ft and can live for many years.
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