The ONLY wild native chili pepper in the United States, sometimes referred to as “The Mother of All Peppers”.
This small but mighty pepper is highly revered among the Native American tribes.
The Chiltepin pepper is a tiny, round or oval shaped, red to orange-red chile, measuring about 1/2 inch in diameter. Though small in size they are very spicy, measuring up to 100,000 Scoville Heat Units about 30 times as hot as jalapeno. For generations they tiny peppers have grown in the wild throughout Northern Mexico and Southern United States.
This tiny chili still grows wild and is protected in 3 national parks: Big Bend National Park, Coronado National Forest and Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument.
Growing Peppers are like tomatoes, require well-drained fertile soil. Plant the seeds in good, well-drained, fertile soil and place them in a location where the get lots of sunlight. Watering a good inch of per week ensure high even yield. Apply fish fertilizer once every, chili plant loves fish fertilizer and they grow crazy tall and yielding super long peppers.
While Planting add a little bit of Bone meal along with compost and mix well to the top layer of the soil. You can also give them a dose of composted tea every 2 weeks for the first 8 weeks of growth. All our pepper varieties are Heirloom and Open Pollinated. Our seeds are collected from the best strain to ensure you have the best of the best product.
In Northern zones start sowing seeds indoors about 2-3 weeks before last frost. Most pepper seeds sprout in about a week when the temperature reaches to about 70-80 degrees F.