Other names: chile rocoto, chile peron or chile caballo, Peruvian rocoto
Other names for this chile include chile rocoto, chile peron or chile caballo. These little chiles are moderately to quite hot (related to the habanero) and are used in salsas, sauces or for rellenos (stuffed). There are two varieties of manzano. One variety turns from green to red and the other from green to orange with the latter being more flavorful. The average chile is about 2 1/2" long.
The manzano is grown in Michoacan. This chile is never used in dried form