Capsicum pubescens 'Rocoto canario'

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Rocoto canario
Chilli Chile de seda (top) Rocoto canario (bottom) Capsicum pubescens.jpg
Chile de seda (top) and Rocoto canario (bottom)
Scientific Classification
Species: Capsicum pubescens

Chilli caballo
Chilli ciruelo
Chilli peron
Locoto (Bolivia)
Manzano yellow
Rocoto canario
Rocoto yellow
Yellow rocoto

Plant Data
Fruit shape: Bell
Fruit colour: Green to yellow
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Scoville heat units: 100,000-350,000
References: [1][2]

Rocoto canario is probably the most famous of the C. pubescens species. Its history lies in the Andes region of Peru where it is also known as 'Manzano', meaning apple due the shape of the fruit. The most distinguishing feature of these peppers are their black seeds. The peppers themselves are very pungent, approx 5cm (2in) long and 4cm (1½in) wide and resemble miniture bell peppers and this variety matures in colour from green to yellow.[1]


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