mahn zah noh. Manzano chiles are relatives of the hot South American rocoto peppers. Manzanos are used most often in fresh form because the pods are so thick they are difficult to dry. They are great for making hot salsas. The Manzano is unusual in that it has black seeds. 225,000-350,000 Scoville heat units.
Its name translates to apple, and is also known as Chile Peron, Chile Caballo, and Chile Ciruelo. It is resistant to low temperatures and is typically grown at high altitudes. It turns to a yellow-orange color when reaching maturity.