HEIRLOOM CHILTEPIN CHILI PEPPER -- 50 SEEDS
Common Name: chiltepe, chile tepin, turkey, bird's eye.
150 DAYS. The Chiltepin is a wild chile pepper that grows in parts of Mexico, Arizona, Texas, and New Mexico. It is sometimes called the "mother of all peppers," because it is thought to be the oldest form in the Capsicum annuum species.
Tepin peppers rank high in heat level. Some chile enthusiasts argue that the Tepin is hotter than the habanero or Red Savina habañero pepper. This chile pepper is round or slightly oval and about 3/8 inch in width. "Tepin” comes from the Nahuatl Mexican word meaning “flea” because of its smallness.
Tepins can be extremely hot, measuring between 100,000 and 250,000 Scoville Units. In Mexico, the heat of the Chiltepine is called arrebatado ("rapid” or “violent”), which implies that although the heat is intense, it diminishes quickly.
Height: Up to 3 ft tall
Spread: 2 ft wide
Soil: Fine rich well-drained
Germination Temperature: 75F-85F
Seed Depth: 1/8" deep
Plant Spacing: Thin seedlings to 24" apart
Days to Germination: 30 days depending upon growing conditions
THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF CHILI PEPPERS:
- Fight migraine headaches & sinus headache
- Prevent sinusitis & relieve congestion
- Fight cancer
- Help lower high blood pressure
- Fight inflammation
- Help soothe intestinal diseases
- Can help you burn fat & lose weight
- Help protect your heart
- Have loads of Vitamin C