Chiltepin Hot Pepper Seeds - NON-GMO - Heirloom - 30+ Seeds
Scoville heat units: 50,000 – 100,000
Jalapeño reference point: 6 to 40 times hotter
Germination: 14 to 28 Days
Maturity: 90 Days
You may be surprised to learn that the chiltepin~~~pequin
is actually a pepper native to the United States.
In fact, it’s the only one, making it known to many above the border as “the mother of all peppers”.
The chiltepin pepper has a rich history in Native American culture, and its tiny size along with its intense
(but short-lived) heat has made it a unique favorite among today’s hot pepper lovers.
These are tiny peppers!
Yes, they are! In fact, they are often called bird’s eye peppers because of their tininess. They are often only a quarter inch across,
so multiple chiltepin peppers can fit on a standard sized coin. The chili goes by many other names as well, including bird pepper, chile tepin, chiltepe, and simply tepin.
How hot are chiltepin peppers?
For such a small size, they pack a pretty big punch. So be careful if you ever get the chance to pop a few of these peppers in your mouth.
Chiltepin ranges from 50,000 to 100,000 Scoville heat units on the pepper scale, with the chance for a bit hotter if a crop had an ideally wet growing season.
Please, if you have any issues with your order, germination or simply need planting instructions, reach out to me and I will help you with the issue.