Rocoto Marlene


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Rocoto Marlene

‘One of the hottest Rocoto’s you can get’

C. Pubescens

The Rocoto Marlene is native to Peru, but now a days they are grown throughout all South America. You will find them with different names eg Locoto in Bolivia and Manzano in Mexico.

We really like the Marlene and find it is one of the best Rocoto varieties you can get. The taste is so delicious. Very thick walls and so juicy, plus it is pretty hot for a Rocoto. Much hotter than the Rocoto Red.
It grows well in a pot and it can get really big, if you plant it in a garden bed.

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

It is said the plant grows up to four-meters tall  and can live up to 15 years, which gives an almost tree-like appearance with age.

Excellent for making your own chilli jam, or a paste. Due to it’s heat level you could also make a delicious chilli sauce.

Pods size: 5 x 5 cm

Flavour wise: Very fresh and juicy with a light capsicum flavour, plus very firm and thick in consistency

Heat level: The heat kicks in straight away and it has a really deep all over burn. Hot.

10-12 chilli seeds per pack

Additional information

Weight 0.001 kg
Dimensions 7 × 5 × 0.09 cm


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