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Chiltepin Pepper

$ 2.95

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Storing seeds prior to use: seeds should be stored in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight for optimal germination.

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100 days. Chiltepin peppers are a wild native of the U.S. Southwest, specifically the canyon lands of the US-Mexico border

HOT! 50,000 - 100,000 Scoville Units

The name “chiltepin” is believed to be of Aztec origin and many experts believe that the chiltepin is the original wild chili from which all other chilies have evolved. The chiltepin has small round fruit that are slightly larger than peppercorns and are about 0.8 centimeters or 0.31 inches in diameter. The fruits themselves are often bright red or green in color, and grown on a bush that can grow up to four feet tall.

Contains 15 heirloom seeds

*NEW ARRIVAL* for 2021


Start seeds indoors 8-12 weeks before last frost date.  Bury seeds 1/16 deep - keep room constant 70 degrees.  Germination might be erratic as seeds can take up to 4 weeks to germinate.
Don't over water seeds or they will turn to mush

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Mary's Heirloom Seeds

Chiltepin Pepper

$ 2.95

100 days. Chiltepin peppers are a wild native of the U.S. Southwest, specifically the canyon lands of the US-Mexico border

HOT! 50,000 - 100,000 Scoville Units

The name “chiltepin” is believed to be of Aztec origin and many experts believe that the chiltepin is the original wild chili from which all other chilies have evolved. The chiltepin has small round fruit that are slightly larger than peppercorns and are about 0.8 centimeters or 0.31 inches in diameter. The fruits themselves are often bright red or green in color, and grown on a bush that can grow up to four feet tall.

Contains 15 heirloom seeds

*NEW ARRIVAL* for 2021


Start seeds indoors 8-12 weeks before last frost date.  Bury seeds 1/16 deep - keep room constant 70 degrees.  Germination might be erratic as seeds can take up to 4 weeks to germinate.
Don't over water seeds or they will turn to mush

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