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