rocoto from Peru

tinley244April 11, 2012

I just got back from a trip to Peru and at the markets around Cusco I asked about a pepper I saw there. The lady called it a rocoto, but it wasn't shaped like the rocoto I know. It definately was not rounded and was at least 4 inches in length. Does anyone know rocoto peppers that are not round.

Tinley244

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rjs55555(5b)

Here is a website showing the rocoto from Peru.

http://www.anaperuana.com/2010/06/27/rocoto-chili-peppers-in-arequipa-peru/

Not sure if this is what you are talking about. Looks like they have Black seeds. I am not familiar with them but I might have to try to get some seeds.

    Bookmark   April 11, 2012 at 4:10PM
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Edymnion(7a)

Wow, black seeds? Never seen that in a pepper before, thats pretty awesome.

    Bookmark   April 11, 2012 at 4:17PM
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tsheets(5)

Edymnion - Yeah, Pubescens have black seeds. Kind of funky.

    Bookmark   April 11, 2012 at 4:22PM
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tinley244

hello,
rjs55555 I looked at those peppers and they are more rounded, not like the pepper I saw in Cusco.
I took a pitcure using my sons camara and the picture is a little blurry but I'm not sure how to post the picture.

tinley244

    Bookmark   April 12, 2012 at 5:06PM
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smokemaster_2007

Rocotos ,Manzanos and Locotos come in a lot of different shapes.
Photobucket doesn't like firefox update right now so I can't post pics...

    Bookmark   April 12, 2012 at 10:15PM
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chile_freak

just like pretty much all peppers the pods show variations, none of the peppers on my 2 red rocotos last season were round, there were more elongated not saying they looked like the ones you saw in peru, but they werent round, and yes all pubescens that i've seen have large hard black seeds

    Bookmark   April 12, 2012 at 10:17PM
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flora2(7)

I am from Peru and rocotos are "roundish" and have black seeds

    Bookmark   April 24, 2013 at 2:48PM
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