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Cascabel Pepper Seeds

Cascabel Pepper Seeds

Plant size: 3 ft. Pod size: 1.5-2.5" Origin: Mexico Species: Annuum SHU: 1,000-3,000
Regular price $ 3.99
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9 total reviews



Also known as guajones, coras chile bola, and rattle chile, these Cascabel chili peppers look as delicious as they taste!

Cascabel pepper plants grow around 3 ft. tall and produce high yields. These tiny peppers grow to about an inch to an inch and a half and have a unique flavor profile. Cascabel means “little bell” or “rattle” in Spanish, which means the seeds inside rattle when you shake the pod. They ripen from green to red, and when you dry them, they darken into various colors: brown, red, orange, and even metallic copper.

The Cascabel chili's flavor profile is earthy, woodsy, nutty, acidic, and slightly smoky with tobacco and nutty undertones. These peppers are commonly used for soups, tacos, stews, salsas, and marinades. Try using dried Cascabel chiles for that extra flavor, or to make Cascabel chili powder!

Species: Capsicum Annuum 

Heat Level: 1,000-3,000 SHUs  

Type: Mild

Flavor: Earthy, Nutty, Smoky

Origin: Mexico

Pod Size: 1.5-2.5"

Plant Height: 3 ft.

Days to Harvest: 80+ Days

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Customer Reviews

Based on 9 reviews
Jane W Paige
Cascabel pepper scam

Pepper Joes was quick to process order and deliver seeds ordered. The problem is that the Cascabel seeds ordered are not as advertised. They are not Cascabel peppers at all, but rather Cascabella peppers. I was so hoping I had found a source of the authentic Cascabel, but not so. Very dissatisfied customer!

Mark Broussard
Cascabel seeds

The seeds arrived in good shape. Plan on getting them started soon.

Cascabel Seeds

Bought these primarily for use next year, but I decided to try two seeds now to check for germination. Neither seed has germinated, so I am waiting the recommended 4-8 weeks before making a final determination. The two guajillo seeds I also tested germinated immediately and are now little seedlings. Hoping the Cascabel just need more time to do their thing. The shipping was prompt, and I loved the freebies I received.

I ordered some of these last year: NOT Cascabel

I was very disappointed that the cascabel pepper seeds I ordered were Cacabella peppers. I thought I had mixed up some seeds when I saw the light yellow peppers emerge last year, but then I saw I was not the only one who had this problem at Pepper Joe's. Seeds get mixed up sometimes, but I'd like to get some real Cascabel seeds.

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback and we are sorry to hear you are not satisfied with your experience. Customer reviews help us to improve our processes as well as the overall customer experience. We are happy to look into this, please send pictures of what you received to and we will take a look at this.

Susan Doerr
So disappointed and angry

I’m a very experienced gardener who raises all her plants from seed, for decades. I got a lousy 50% sprout rate on these seeds and now that they are finally producing, they aren’t even cascabel. I thought this site was reputable, but seeing other reviews saying the same thing and a canned BS response from the seller tells me all I need to know. Thankfully I can save a few thousand online followers from making the same mistake I did.

Hello, hot peppers can be tricky to germinate. Here is the process we follow and see 95% success rate across the board. They are very particular to soil temp requiring 80-85* and can take up to 6 weeks to germinate. I hope this helps! Let us know what other questions you may have!