Manzano - Rare Chile with Black Seeds
Posted on 04 November 2015
is the only chile to have black seeds. The flowers are a stunning purple and the plant has fuzzy leaves. It is part of the Capsicum pubescens
species from the Andes region making it a cool climate chile. It prefers to grow in a protected spot out of fierce sunlight and wind on your patio. Provide it with a large container and a climbing trellis. If protected from frost it can live for 15 years and grow a vine over 10' high. The thick fleshed apple-shaped peppers can be up 2" long and turn to a yellow-orange color when reaching maturity. The Manzano chile has a slow creeping type of heat with outstanding apricot-like fruity flavor, which makes it excellent for chutneys, hot sauces and jams. The very rare Manzano Orange Rocoto seeds are available here
. The Manzano pepper
generally rates between 15,000 and 30,000 Scoville Heat Units.
Grow your own Manzano peppers this summer!
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