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Rocoto pepper

Capsicum pubescens

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'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 Amarillo, Rojo, Orange, Juan Velarde and Rocoto de seda orange.

This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Rocoto pepper have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Rocoto pepper

Keep in mind when planting that Rocoto pepper is thought of as tender, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside.

See our list of companion Plants for Rocoto pepper to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Rocoto pepper from seed

Transplanting Rocoto pepper

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Rocoto pepper is a tender plant.

How long does Rocoto pepper take to grow?

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Rocoto pepper Etymology

The botanical epithet is from the Latin pubescens meaning “covered with downy hairs”

Other names for Rocoto pepper

Locoto, Manzano, Canario, Caballo, Peron, Peruvian death pepper, Pepper, Chili

Capsicum pubescens Ruiz & Pav.

Latest Rocoto pepper Reviews

  • 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).

    3 stars

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