Seed Freaks - Chilli - Rocoto
Chillies & Capsicums
Seed Freaks – Chilli – Rocoto
HEAT LEVEL: HOT
Often confused with the “rocoto manzano” the rocoto is actually the spicier of the two.
Hailing from Peru, this cold hardy chili shrub produces bright red, pear shaped pods which grow to 2-3 inches in length and contain black seeds.
best prepared and enjoyed fresh as the thickness of the pod walls present a challenge to drying this chili.
WHEN TO PLANT
Cool Climate: SEP – DEC
Temperate: AUG – JAN
Sub – Tropical: JUL – APR
Tropical: ALL YEAR
Arid: AUG – JAN
PH 5 – 6
Rich, well-drained friable soil.
Avoid high nitrogen fertilisers.
Sow 6mm deep – 45cm apart and keep moist.
Avoid high nitrogen fertilisers or leaf growth will be promoted over fruit.
Does not cross with other chillies.
DAYS TO HARVEST
60 – 85 Days
APPROX 8 SEEDS
OPEN POLLINATED SEED
100% TASMANIAN GROWN