Proper Name: Rocoto Red
Pronunciation: Rroe-koe-toe Rehd
Other Names: Locoto Red
Type: Capsicum Pubescens
Seed Availablity: Unavailable
Scoville Heat Units: 30K – 100K SHU
Sauce Strength Rating*: 3/11
Ripe Flavour: Savoury, red and slightly mushy fruit. Somewhat reminiscent of plum.
Green Flavour: ???
Products: HipChips’ Veggie Ceviche, Char Man’s Caribbean, The Wicked Chilli’s Roco Loco
Related Peppers: Rocoto Orange, Rocoto Yellow, Montufar
You may also enjoy: Scotch Bonnet Red, Cereja Roxa, Cheiro Roxa, Fidalgo Roxa
*This value represents the heat rating that I would expect to give to a sauce using this pepper as its main ingredient. Other ingredients or particularly high purity may result in a slightly stronger sauce, while lower concentrations will yeild a weaker one and other products may vary.