Manzano Chile Pepper
Heirloom. Organic Seed
90+ days. I came across this pepper while taking a cooking class in Mexico City. It’s known as the “apple chile,” and is quite unique because it has black seeds and hairy leaves. It blooms with beautiful purple six-point star shaped flowers. The fruit is small, about 2 inches, and apple shaped. The flesh is thick-walled with a sweet citrus taste — but is very, very hot! Unlike most peppers it loves cooler temperatures (45 to 60˚ F) and prefers partial shade instead of full sun — perfect for our northwest climate. The plants originated in the Andes and overtime can grow to 15 feet tall! These are great in spicy salsas — which is how I came to love these chiles! Heat Level: Very Very Hot Scoville 30,000. Organic seed.