Pepper, Red Rocoto

Catalog #1448

(Capsicum pubescens) The most unique pepper that we offer. Velvet-leaved plants with large purple blossoms and black seeded fruits. One-inch round green peppers ripen to a vivid red. Requires an extended growing season with long day lengths and cooler temperatures than other peppers. Best grown in containers on a porch or other shaded area. Peruvian in origin. 95-130 days from transplant. VERY HOT
8 weeks before last frost
14 Days
Into Container
Partial Shade

Green Thumb Tip
Sow seeds indoors ¼" deep. Peppers germinate best in warm soil, so gentle bottom heat may be helpful until seedlings emerge. Wait to transplant outdoors until soil is warm.
± 3,500 seeds/oz

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