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Capsicum pubescens is the only domesticated species of peppers with no wild form. The center of origin for this species was Bolivia, and it was probably domesticated about 6,000 B.C., making it one of the oldest domesticated plants in the Americas. The common name for this species in South America is rocoto or locoto. In Mexico, it is also called CHILE MANZANO. Their heat level is 30,000 to 50,000 Scoville heat units and higher. In parts of the Americas they are referred to as ‘el mas picante de los picantes’ (the hottest of the hot). Black seeds are a characteristic of this species. Manzanos are usually consumed in their fresh form in fresh salsas and sauces, and the larger pods can be stuffed with meat or cheese and baked.