Chilli, Rocoto Manzano, Capsicum pubescens, The world’s oldest known chilli pepper. Domesticated by the Aztec and Mayan civilisations before 7500BC. Soft and meaty in texture with fruity flavours. The only species with black seeds. Heat rating: 6-8. This is the type with red fruit. Rocoto Manzano is a native to South America and prefers rich well limed soils in a protected sunny position. Drought and frost tender. Perennial plant, growing to 2m.