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Rocoto Tree Chilli (Capsicum pubescens)
***Price Includes Postage***
***Due to Quarantine restrictions this item can only be sent to QLD, ACT, NSW and Victoria***
Rocoto Tree Chilli planted in a 125mm High, 100% biodegradable coir pot, which can be put straight into the ground or larger pot.
Perfect gift for that hard to buy for person and can come with a free personalised gift tag (as pictured here)…..handy if you want to send your plant direct (let us know in the order notes section at the checkout if you would like this)
Very limited number available!
The Rocoto Tree Chilli is different to the normal varieties commonly sold. They come from Peru and Bolivia, and Capsicum pubescens will form a medium sized shrub with a woody stem. They grow 1 to 2 metres or so in height, and bear a number of fruit, and will even produce them in the colder months if conditions are right. The Rocoto chili can grow in cooler areas such as Melbourne in sheltered positions, as it can handle cold OK, but not too much frost. Best in sunny spots, and can be grown in containers. They can live for years. They have purple flowers, fruit matures to red, and they have black seeds.
The fruit is meaty and juicy unlike normal chillies. Biting into them can produce a surprise for those expecting a capsicum, as these chillies are hot! No doubt this is where one of the alternate common names, the Hotlips Chilli, arises.
South Americans make a fantastic salsa or dipping sauce from these, adding tomatoes and coriander and grinding or mincing all together. The thick walls of the fruit make them unsuited to drying, but they are great for using fresh in lots of different recipes, or just for the brave to eat whole.