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#1 Pr0digal_son

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 07:09 PM

Large version of the Brown Rocoto. More of the classic apple shape as opposed to the other browns that have been in our circles for years. Fairly rare one that should be more freely available soon.

 

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 07:14 PM

Looks nice.

Also amazing photography.

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 07:15 PM

That's like ornamental+pepper-you-can-really-eat Beautiful!



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Posted 13 September 2017 - 07:20 PM

Beautiful plant!

I wish Rocotos grew better here in this heat and high humidity.

 



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Posted 13 September 2017 - 07:26 PM

Absolutely gorgeous! Picture perfect everything! Amazing!

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 07:49 PM

Exquisite! Those are probably the largest Brown Rocoto’s I’ve ever seen, certainly compared to those that exhibit the more round or oblong shape that is indeed more common which you alluded to. That’s a really great color on the cut interior view, almost a bit plum like. 

 

How is the flavor with these? I’ve heard/read ‘sweet’ as probably the most common given description as to the Browns. My only experience with any pubes has been just the commercially available Manzano from Mexico and some bagged frozen Red Rocoto from Peru (hard to accurately judge their taste with the bonus of slight freezer burn because who knows how long they’ve been there). These look delicious… great photography certainly helps! Awesome growing!



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Posted 13 September 2017 - 08:05 PM

Beautiful plant!

I wish Rocotos grew better here in this heat and high humidity.

 

 

 

They are such useful plants,and not bad to look at either. Jalapeno is about the only pepper that I can think of that is equal to these when it comes to eating and cooking with. I suggest you try some smaller podded varieties or some that have proven to stand up to warmer seasons. 



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Posted 13 September 2017 - 08:07 PM

That is one of the most beautiful looking plants I've ever seen.

Never sacrifice flavor for heat.


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Posted 13 September 2017 - 08:11 PM

Exquisite! Those are probably the largest Brown Rocoto’s I’ve ever seen, certainly compared to those that exhibit the more round or oblong shape that is indeed more common which you alluded to. That’s a really great color on the cut interior view, almost a bit plum like. 

 

How is the flavor with these? I’ve heard/read ‘sweet’ as probably the most common given description as to the Browns. My only experience with any pubes has been just the commercially available Manzano from Mexico and some bagged frozen Red Rocoto from Peru (hard to accurately judge their taste with the bonus of slight freezer burn because who knows how long they’ve been there). These look delicious… great photography certainly helps! Awesome growing!

 

I think they taste like shit,not disimilar to the oblong ones you mentioned. These are a bit sweeter though,and close to the flavor of some of the reds. The color gets a bit burgandy like most brown varieties of all different species when left to ripen fully. 

 

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 08:17 PM

Looks like it would taste like a red hot strawberry.

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 08:36 PM

Edit: a shit covered strawberry evidently :)

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 08:49 PM

 

I think they taste like shit

 

That was my initial thought when I tried Rocoto for the first time. Glad I'm not alone..


Edited by Grass Snake, 13 September 2017 - 08:52 PM.

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 09:14 PM

I'd always assumed that rocotos would be pretty good. Guess I'll have to get my hands on some seeds and grow some pubes next year.

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 09:15 PM

Never ate shit so no idea

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 09:29 PM

What a beautiful Pubescens cultivar!

Thanks for sharing. Your pics and attention to detail are stellar, as always!

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 09:47 PM

How long did it take to produce fruit?

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Posted 15 September 2017 - 05:44 AM

Stunning grow, well done. May I ask, is that their natural growth habit or did you top those plants? That's a lot of lower growth. I wonder if the lower growth could take root and allow the plant to creep.

 

Personal opinion, I can't understand the appeal of dark coloured pods, I love to see colours that pop.



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Posted 15 September 2017 - 05:54 AM

Do you have an online album that people can check out?

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Posted 15 September 2017 - 11:31 AM

Awesome images and fruit :)



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Posted 15 September 2017 - 08:13 PM

How long did it take to produce fruit?

 

Seed sowed first week of April.






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