Orange Peppers with Black Seeds

Posted on 01 October 2021

Manzano Seeds

These Manzano peppers are HOT and delicious! The Manzano Pepper 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 pepper. It prefers to grow in a protected spot out of fierce sunlight and wind, such as 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.

These also make great "jack-o-lanterns" as they really do look like little orange pumpkins. Just be sure to wear gloves when carving them, and caution others before eating – these pack some HEAT with a Scoville level of 30,000!

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