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Mini Olive Rocoto Pepper Seeds - Capsicum Pubescens - Delicious & Abundant

Mini Olive Rocoto Pepper Seeds - Capsicum Pubescens - Delicious & Abundant

Quantity: 10 Seeds
Species: Capsicum Pubescens
Scovilles: 100,000


Mini Olive is an excellent variety of Rocoto pepper, aka capsicum pubescens. Rocoto pepper plants are known for their amazing ability to thrive in cooler temperatures, and even tolerate temperatures down to 0ºC. Because of this, these plants thrive in so many different regions of the world. These strong plants produce a heavy abundance of juicy hot peppers that remain green on the outside when ripe, but have a somewhat golden interior. In one season, they can grow to be about 6 feet tall, and 3 feet wide. They look very beautiful with their dark green leaves, and abundance of vibrant purple flowers. Under ideal growing conditions, the Mini Olive Rocoto plants will yield over 100 pods. Like most Rocotos, the Mini Olive Rocoto is truly delicious; they're juicy, sweet, fruity, and hot. These peppers are great for eating fresh, and they make a top quality hot sauce too.


All seeds are organic and open pollinated.

  • Growing Instructions

    I'ts best to start Rocoto pepper seeds as early in the season as possible; for us this is in January and February. It's good to sow them in a sterile growing medium; most available seed starting soils should do the job nicely; we use sunshine mix (peat moss and perlite). The soil should be made moist, but not damp. Sow the seeds 1/4 inch below the soil surface. Store in a warm area until tiny sprouts emerge from the soil. A heat mat aids in this step. Once germinated, and the first true leaf have formed, it's time to pot up to a larger container that contains a good quality potting soil. Transplant to their final location when the nighttime temperatures are consistently 8°C or higher. Peppers do best when grown in full sun, but Rocotos prefer a cooler climate, so can benefit from some mid day shade if possible.

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