Locoto

$6.00

10 in stock

Description

Locoto

C. Pubescens

The Locoto originates from Ecuador. It’s in the Pubescens family and is similar to Rocoto Red and the Manzano. The Pubescens species has some very interesting characteristics:

  • The stems and leaves are hairy(Pubescens is Latin and means reach puberty, become hairy or botanically it means covered with fine short hair)
  • Contains more Dihydrocapsaicin than capsaicin resulting in a different burn.
  • The flowers have blue/violet petals
  • The seeds are black
  • The species is more resistant to cold than other species. They are adapted to 4-21 degrees Celsius

This variety grows more low and wide where the Rocoto Red are much taller. It’s a great producer of hot meaty pods and would be excellent for a chilli sauce or a paste.

The pods are 5 cm tall and 2.5 cm wide, contain black seeds and are very thick walled. They start off green and end up a bright red colour, when they are fully mature.

All in all an amazing variety and if you like your Pubescens variety hot, this Locoto won’t disappoint.

Flavour wise: Very sweet and juicy , plus very firm and thick in consistency

Heat level: The heat kicks in fast and they are hotter than the Rocoto Red and Manzano Orange. They have a really deep all over burn. Upper mid heat.

10-12 chilli seeds per pack

Additional information

Weight 0.001 kg
Dimensions 7 × 5 × 0.09 cm

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