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Hot Pepper ‘Tepin’ Seeds

This pepper shares a common gene with EVERY pepper on the planet, making it the FIRST and ORIGINAL chili in the world.

Availability: In stock

$2.95
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Details

Also known as Bird’s Eye peppers. This pepper shares a common gene with EVERY pepper on the planet, making it the FIRST and ORIGINAL chili in the world. This chili pepper grows widely in Mexico, Arizona, Texas, and New Mexico. The official pepper of the state of Texas! Eat them fresh, use them in curries, pickle them, or make an extreme hot sauce. Also amazing in stir-fries, Italian and Mexican food. "Tepin” comes from the Nahuatl Mexican word meaning “flea” because of its smallness. Non-Isolated.

SHU: 50,000 - 250,000 

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

Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth.

Additional Info

Botanical Name Capsicum annuum
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 110-120
Propagation Methods From seed; sow indoors before last frost
Seed Collecting Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds
Heat (Scoville Heat Units) 50,000-99,999 SHU, 100,000-349,999 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