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Chiltepin Pepper Seeds - Capsicum Annuum var. Gabriusculum - Wild & Hot

Chiltepin Pepper Seeds - Capsicum Annuum var. Gabriusculum - Wild & Hot

Quantity: 10 Seeds

Species: Capsicum Annuum

Scovilles: 50,000 - 100,000


Chiltepin is an excellent wild pepper variety. This and the Pequin pepper are the only two pepper varieties that are native to North America, and the fruits have been used by indigenous peoples for many years. The plants are tolerant of harsh weather conditions, and are quite resistant to disease. These plants produce a heavy abundance of tiny peppers that are very versatile in the kitchen; in the first season, Chiltepin plants can produce hundreds if not a thousand pods. The small round fruits are quite hot when ripe, and are a little milder when immature and still green. The fruits are tiny, so they make excellent candidates for drying and processing into powder or flakes.


All seeds are organic and open pollinated.


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  • Growing Instructions

    It's best to start pepper seeds as early in the season as possible; we start them here on the farm in January. It's good to sow them in a sterile growing medium; most available seed starting soils should do the job nicely; we use sunshine mix (peat moss and perlite). The soil should be made moist, but not damp. Sow the seeds 1/4 inch below the soil surface. Store in a warm area until tiny sprouts emerge from the soil. A heat mat aids in this step, but is not necessary. Seeds can take between 2-8 weeks to germinate, but they can sometimes take less time too. Once germinated, and the first true leaf has formed, it's time to pot up to a larger container that contains a good quality potting soil. Transplant to their final location when the nighttime temperatures are consistently 8°C or higher. These peppers grow very well in pots or containers; I recommend 5 gallon pots of larger. Peppers do best when grown in full sun.

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