(Capsicum pubescens ‘Manzano Red’)
Heat Rating out of 10: 4
A long lived deep red colored chilli from the slopes of the Andean Mountains. It is cold hardy and related to the Rocoto Tree Peppers from Bolivia.
Basil – Thai, lemon, lime and green ruffles, garlic, ginger, coriander, Vietnamese coriander, lemon grass, chives. Seafood, all meats and most vegetables along with coconut, lime and lemon all go well with chillis.
Chillis form an integral part of many Asian and Latin American dishes along with some European, African and North American. Indeed over time most cuisines have added this fiery little fruit into their recipes. There are many forms that vary in colour, shape, flavour and of course heat.
Plant in a protected spot out of fierce sunlight and wind in a well drained but moist soil. Large plant that makes an attractive informal hedge – light prune in mid spring to keep tidy.
Regular applications of Seasol and Powerfeed will keep the plant looking good and producing lots of tasty chillies.
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