Red Colombian Manzano’ Hot Pepper

Capsicum pubescans

Manzano peppers have 3″ round red pods that are juicy and thick-walled with black seeds. This variety is similar to the red Peruvian one except that the fruit is larger and meatier and thicker walled. Moderately spicy, slightly hotter than a jalapeño, with delicious, fruity tropical top notes. Great for fresh salsas. Tropical peppers do well planted next to the house, in a greenhouse, or in a pot that is protected during the winter.

Water: Moderate

Hardiness: Frost Tender

Habit: In our area, peppers can be made to perennialize when protected from frost in the winter. Manzanos can get leggy to 6' tall by 3' wide, larger in a greenhouse, smaller if kept in a pot or cut back.

Light: Full Sun

Soil: Fertile, well- draining soil

Origin: Tropical, mountainous regions of Colombia

Red Colombian Manzano’ Hot Pepper