United States Edition
KarooPaul

KarooPaul's Albertus Locoto Peppers x 1 Repotted

Plant: Chili pepper (Capsicum annuum longum group) | Variety: Albertus Locoto

  • 0
  • 0
  • Very Happy

Info from catalogue:

Alberto’s Locoto

Now here’s something different. Sometimes known as the Tree Chile or Rocoto, this rare and unusual pepper is unique – it has fuzzy leaves, beautiful purple flowers, and – believe it or not – black seeds. Huge numbers of pretty, 1.5" pendant fruit with thick flesh slowly go from green to deep red.

We grow it as an annual pepper in the usual fashion, and get lots of ripe fruit in October.

(But note you can also grow it as as a perennial, overwintering indoors, & plant can fruit for several years. This is moderately easy – if you can overwinter fuschias or geraniums, you will have no trouble with this beautiful plant. )

We use the fruit to spice up pasta sauces and keep some in vinegar for later in the year. They are pretty hot but it is a warming rather than burning heat, and they have lots of flavour too.

Very, very rare. A different species! Limited stock – order early

Some of this years seed was very kindly grown for us by Owen Smith, who started Future Foods many years ago. As such he was one of the people who tempted us down this path in life, we used to pore over the FF catalogues for fun things to grow on our allotments when we were students. It’s great to have him now working with us to help keep this pepper in circulation.

Order HPAL – 14 seed [OG1/OG2] £2.59

Photos

Collections

Planting Data

Milestones

Join KarooPaul on Folia!

Get your garden organized this year with Folia's free garden tracking software.
Sign up for an account today.

Comments

No comments yet!

Like to add a comment? You'll need to sign up for a free account, or log in if you're already a member.

Albertus Locoto Peppers Links

Buzz

Planet Green logo

Folia provides a user-friendly dashboard tool to help users know what plants are being sown and harvested, as well as weather forecasts, seed organizing, and photo organizing so that your garden can grow at its best.

More buzz about us...

Listen in on the Grapevine

Folia Badges and Widgets

Folia Blog Widgets

Want some super cool badges to stick on your blog? What about a funky widget that shows everyone what you are growing? Sounds like you need to get over to our Goodies page pronto!

Tour | About | Help & Support | Contact | Terms | Privacy | Community Guidelines | Goodies

Homegrown by Nic & Nath All photos and content © their respective owners.

Free Gardening database | Free garden organizer | Vegetable garden software | Mobile gardening app

Popular Plants: Tomato | Sweet pepper | Chili pepper | Basil | Bean | Rose | Carrot | Cucumber | Lettuce | Onion | Strawberry | Daylily | Spinach | Potato | Radish