Rocatillo’ Hot Pepper
Shaped like a patty pan squash, the 2″ round pods of the rocatillo are squat and scalloped at the edges and ripen to orange, brown, and red. Milder than a habanero, it is the classic chile for Carribean jerked meat dishes.
Hardiness: Frost Tender
Habit: 18" tall by 12" wide. In our area, peppers can be made to perennialize when protected from frost in the Winter.
Light: Full Sun
Soil: Fertile, well- draining soil
Origin: Domesticated in the Carribean