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Hot Pepper ‘Pequin’ Seeds (Certified Organic)

Pequin peppers have a complex flavor that is somewhat citrusy with a touch of smokiness. They are quite hot!

Availability: In stock

$3.25
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Details

Also known as Piquín and the Bird Pepper. This pepper grows wild in Mexico and is commonly used as a spice. The popular Cholula brand hot sauce lists pequin peppers and arbol peppers among its ingredients. Pequin peppers have a complex flavor that is somewhat citrusy with a touch of smokiness. They are quite hot! The heat tends to be a front of the tongue hot, but doesn’t last too long. They are excellent for pickling, in salsa, soups or any dish you want to add some heat to. Amazing producer of small red pods! Non-Isolated.

SHU: 30,000 - 60,000

Michigan Seeds and Plants grown on our farm, Renegade Acres, in Howell, MI!

Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth.

Additional Info

Botanical Name Capsicum annuum var. glabriusculum
Life Cycle Annual
Min. Time to Germinate 10 Days
Max. Time to Germinate 15 Days
Depth to Sow Seeds 1/4 in.
When to Sow Indoors 8-10 weeks before last spring frost
Growing Height 24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
Plant Spacing 18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
Hardiness N/A
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Danger N/A
Other Details Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Soil pH Requirements 5.6 to 6.0 (acidic), 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic), 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
Days to Harvest 70-80, 80-90
Propagation Methods From seed; sow indoors before last frost
Seed Collecting Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds
Heat (Scoville Heat Units) 25,000-49,999 SHU, 50,000-99,999 SHU
Pepper Color Green changing to red
Pepper Shape Tapered
Pepper Size Small (under 2in. in length)
Pepper Usage Drying, Fresh (salsa, salads), Pickling
Seeds Per Pack 10