Bolivian Hairy Chili Pepper

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Bolivian Hairy Chili Pepper
Bolivian Hairy Chili Pepper


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It is called hairy because the leaves have a downy covering, not the fruits, which are in fact a lovely hot chilli, that ripen from bright green to scarlet red in autumn.
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5 of 5 Aka Rocoto, Manzano Chili March 22, 2019
Reviewer: William Wallace from Westport, Mayo Republic of Ireland  
This chili is known as Rocoto in Peru, where it originates, and as Manzano in Bolivia and Mexico. It is one of the hardest chilis to germinate but one of the easiest to grow. I find it is best to germinate it at high temperature (arounf 80 centigrade) and to let the seed be exposed to light for the first week or so. However, once germinated it is easy to grow. It can tolerate much colder temperatures than other chilis (even down to -1C) and will be productive at 5C or so. It is a shrub up to 8 feet in height, is very productive, and if over-wintered successfully can live to 15 years or so. It is of medium heat (30,000 to 50,000 Scovilles). Well worth trying.

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