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  • Alberto's Locoto Rocoto

    I love these
    In a good year these are too hot for me really, if I'm honest, but sometimes with a murky weather year they are just about manageable to me! I'm sure I've mentioned I'm a bit of a lightweight with 'hot', I guess others manage them just fine?
    Although they can be a little tricksy sometimes to germinate, I like how once they get going they are really easy, apart from they get BIG! I originally had my seeds from Real Seed Company and I have been growing and saving seeds on and off for several years. Must admit I've still got a freezer loaded with various rocotos, so I don't really need to be growing them, I just think they are rather nice and the plants look so lovely loaded up with fruit.

    I had a little dropsy moment with some of my seedlings, so this may not be gospel, but these should be my little Alberto's (some were mixed with Largo)

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    Any other fans of these?
    Last edited by jayb; 09-06-2017, 09:56.

  • #2
    I have five in the greenhouse...lov them

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    • #3
      Hah! They are good aren't they

      Mine are just babes, sown in March, but hopefully if I can avoid toasting them...... there should be pretty red fruit later this year. Largo are bigger fruited so if I've made any mistakes I can pick them up later, might end up with some crossed flowers though.

      Five, eek that is some chilli addiction! What do you do with all the fruits?

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      • #4
        With Rocoto we freeze as skin too thick for drying...at least for me. Other chillis I dry and save or dry and powder I'm wanting to try and make a sauce or two this year

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        • #5
          Yes, also freeze here. Half a one (deseeded) is just adding a nice fruity hottish flavour to dishes. And they freeze well as halves.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Hector1 View Post
            With Rocoto we freeze as skin too thick for drying...at least for me. Other chillis I dry and save or dry and powder I'm wanting to try and make a sauce or two this year
            Same here they just seem too fleshy to dry with any success, freezing does seem the way to go. I had thought to mince some and pickle them in vinegar, but I've not got around to it... yet.

            What type sauces are you thinking?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Galina View Post
              Yes, also freeze here. Half a one (deseeded) is just adding a nice fruity hottish flavour to dishes. And they freeze well as halves.
              Now I'd find a half a rocoto in a dish hot not hottish! I wonder if I will ever get my chillie legs?!

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              • #8
                Missed you asking re sauce....we like them in with .....chopped onions caramelised....black beans....sweetcorn....cup or two some home made salsa....all in a big pot.

                reduce and have as a wrap in Tortillas with home made yoghurt and grated cheese and rice.....guacamole and nachos...

                forgot to say....I add mushroom ketchup ( amazing stuff) and a teaspoon of this......wonderful thing Smokey flavour.....addicted to it.
                https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
                Last edited by Hector1; 05-06-2017, 19:32.

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                • #9
                  That sounds lovely, will have to give it a go

                  I've only used mushroom ketchup a few times and was really disappointed by it, it was ages ago perhaps I should have another dabble.

                  Those sauces are mum's favorites, she just loves the Chilli Paste, chilli ketchup and mayo!

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                  • #10
                    i can understand your Mum loving those I must try the chilli ketchup.

                    In a big pot I use two tablespoons of mushroom ketchup

                    https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1


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                    • #11
                      Yes that looks pretty much like what I used, though it is a good few years back. Perhaps I added too much to the dishes.

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