Red Rocoto Hot Pepper Seeds (Capsicum pubescens) | The Living Seed Company LLC

Red Rocoto Hot Pepper Seeds (Capsicum pubescens)

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Non-GMO Red Rocoto Hot Pepper Seeds

Introducing the Red Rocoto Hot Pepper, a fiery and flavorful addition to any garden or kitchen. This unique pepper variety, also know as Locoto or Manzano is native to Peru and Bolivia, and is prized for its distinct flavor and heat.  Also know as Locoto or Manzano. 

At The Living Seed Company, we specialize in providing high-quality, non-GMO, and open-pollinated seeds to gardeners and food enthusiasts alike. Our Red Rocoto Pepper seeds are no exception, and are carefully curated and selected to ensure that you get the best possible harvest.

The Red Rocoto Pepper plants produce a bountiful harvest of vibrant, cherry-red peppers that are perfect for adding a spicy kick to your favorite dishes. Whether you're looking to make hot sauce, salsa, or simply add some heat to your stir-fries or stews, the Red Rocoto Pepper is sure to deliver.

Our Red Rocoto Pepper seeds are easy to grow, making them a great option for both experienced and novice gardeners. Simply plant them in a sunny location with well-drained soil, and watch as they thrive and produce a generous harvest.

So if you're looking to spice up your garden and your culinary creations, look no further than our Red Rocoto Pepper seeds. Order now and get ready to savor the delicious and distinctive flavor of this exciting pepper variety.

These hardy pepper plants will grow for years if protected from heavy frost and freezing. Can withstand some frost but will die back.

Has beautiful, very ornamental purple flowers and black seeds.

Produces an abundance of peppers, especially in second year and beyond.

Seeds can be hard to germinate, keep them over 75 degrees F.  Plants will then do great in cooler climates. Keep fruit on plant until you are ready to use.

  • Non-GMO
  • Annual | Perennial 
  • Sun: Full
  • Indoors: 8 weeks before last frost
  • Direct Sow: No 
  • Seed Count: 15
  • Days to Maturity: 100 - 120
  • Plant Size: 2' - 8'

 Growing Tips:

Seeds should be planted indoors and kept in a dome with a heated mat for 4-8 weeks. 

It is key that your new starts be hardened off. This is a process that requires taking them outside during the day, for a period of time, before they are planted in the ground. This acclimates your seedlings to the outside world, meaning the elements like the wind and sun. We do it for several weeks to a month as this strengthens their stems and overall plant structure. 

  • Start for a short period of time initially, then graduate to more time each day
  • One week minimum is recommended
  • Bring them inside in the early evening and overnight
  • Keep an eye on them and prevent soil from drying out. Make sure they have not blown over

Keep in mind when processing ripe fruit, the seeds and pith are very hot and we always recommend using gloves when processing hot peppers.

Red Rocoto Pepper - Capsicum pubescens