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Tepin/Chiltepin Chile Seeds
Chiltepin / Tepin - This hot pepper is delicious on ice cream, or in iced coffee. It is native and grows wild in Texas, Arizona and Mexico. Many birds consume the Tepin pepper and disperse the seeds into the wild, but do not feel the ‘heat’ of the pepper like mammals. The ancient Chiltepin is called the “mother of all peppers,” and is thought to be the oldest of all Capsicum annum species. The word Tepin is from the Nahuatl language of the Aztec Indians. It means “flea” because of its small size.
These round to oval fruits are only 3/8” wide. It is often confused with the Pequin that is a small oval with a point. The Tepin grow on 36” tall plants and have extreme heat. All peppers are perennials, so if your plant survives the winter without freezing, the shrub can get very large. Capsicum annuum (120 days)
In early spring, start seeds indoors 8 weeks prior to warm nightly temperatures. Place the seeds in sterile media and cover 1/4” deep. Provide 85°F bottom heat, bright light and keep moist at all times. Seeds will germinate in 7 - 21 days. Transplant seedlings into pots and grow until there are 6 true leaves on the plant. Plant them directly into rich soil, 30” apart or into large 5 gallon containers. Harvest peppers when they are red.
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We're currently sold out of our Tepin seeds, but should have some come fall!
Thanks for the fast shipping last spring, these were so productive and the plants grew huge – they were fun to pick and throw into salsas and dishes. Tons of peppers to be had! We love growing the mother of all peppers in our garden, will be growing these again this year!
I can't say that I ordered Tepin seeds from these folks, but I have an additional comment on Tepins. I have eaten many. Yes, they have a high scoville rating, however it doesn't last long. If I bite a Habanero, I feel it a half hour later. When I est a Tepin, it is a KAPOW--heat and flavor, but in a minute the heat is basically gone.
I love therm and have a 3 year old plant.
Thank you for these great Birds Eye Chilli seeds – we had great success sprouting them and they did grow into large bushes loaded with tiny peppers. Perfect for making our infamous Birds Eye Chilli Hot Sauce!
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