'Rocoto pepper' is a plant in the Capsicum genus with a scientific name of Capsicum pubescens. The botanical name epithet for Rocoto pepper (pubescens) means 'covered with downy hairs'.Rocoto pepper grows as a perennial and is an edible fruit. Being a perennial plant, it tends to grow best over several years (approx 3 years and greater). This plant tends to bloom in late summer. Popular varieties of Rocoto pepper with home gardeners are Rojo, Amarillo, Juan Velarde, Orange, and Chili/manzano.
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These plants have been known to grow well alongside Rocoto pepper so consider planting:
These plants will not grow well with Rocoto pepper so avoid planting these within close proximity:
These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Rocoto pepper plants:
Locoto, Manzano, Canario, Caballo, Peron, Peruvian death pepper, Pepper
Capsicum pubescens Ruiz & Pav.
30 Apr 2011
3+ Something different! – slow to ripen. Very hot, okay in pots but large straggly bush. Attractive purple flower. Space for a couple more here, but only just. Ripens very late here (late autumn).