This very rare, very unique chili pepper comes from Boca Manu national park area in Peru, close to Brazil and in the Amazonas.
It is therefore not surprising that it is unlike any other chinense pepper you have grown and tasted!
Rocato tastes, indeed, very different from e.g.Habanero. It has a very thick, juicy fleshwhich makes it resemble rocoto peppers quite a bit.
Except for the seeds which are tan like C. chinense normally are.
With moderate, very comprehensive heat type and pleasant rocoto-type flavor it is quite usable for many kinds of
dishes -or even for eating fresh.
Smoked Rocato powder is one of it’s kind, a precious seasoning with cooking.
A pretty plant, too!
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