Pepper Hot, Chiltepin Wild Chile

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An iconic heirloom of the Americas. Chiltepin peppers are a wild native of the U.S. Southwest, specifically the canyon lands of the US-Mexico border. This small but mighty pepper is highly revered, especially among the Native American tribes of the Southwest, where it plays a role in food, history and culture. An extremely hot little pepper, the fruits range from 10-40 times as hot as a jalapeño, making them a perfect seasoning pepper, often sun dried and used for seasoning. This rare chili still grows wild and is protected in 3 national parks: Big Bend National Park, Coronado National Forest and Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. Grow this wild historic heirloom in your home garden!

    • 8-12 hours of Sun
    • Sprouts in 7-10 Days
    • Ideal Temperature: 70-95 Degrees F
    • Seed Depth: 1/4"
    • Plant Spacing: 14-18"
    • Frost Hardy: No
    • Capsicum annuum

Growing Tips: Start indoors in bright light 8-12 weeks before last frost date. Heat mat helps to warm soil and speed germination. Peppers often appreciate a bit of afternoon shade during the hottest summer weather.

Availability: In stock
Minimum Seed Count: 10
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