Now is a great time to get these growing up from seed in a glasshouse or under cover. Chillis take a while to produce so starting now in mid-winter with some help means you'll be eating them at Christmas.
How hot is the manzano pepper? There's a good eating level of heat in the manzano – 12,000 to 30,000 Scoville heat units. This makes it about twice as hot as the jalapeño pepper at a minimum, with the potential for the difference to be up to twelve times hotter (mildest jalapeño to hottest manzano)