Perennial Incan Pepper Plant

marzano
Manzano Red Pepper is a perennial frost resistant pepper from Bolivia with a pre-Inca history of use as food and medicine.   If you are getting ready to make llajwa you absolutely require one for your garden.  Plant in a container and bring inside to a brightly lit area of the house when there is danger of frost.  On the east coast they bring them inside beginning of October and put them out again late March.     I’ve seen them survive winters here in the East Bay area where they have cover from frost or are growing near a nice warm wall.   In their native habitat they can reach 14ft. but around these parts expect a four foot dense shrub.
Peppers can be hot, check out the scoville chart below.  One pepper is enough for a batch of sauce suitable for the entire family.
scovillecharg

1 gallon container $16.00