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Chile Pequin Pepper Seeds

Chile Pequin Pepper Seeds

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The Pequin pepper, also known as Turkey Pepper, Chilipiquin, and even Cayenne in some places, is a small pointed fireball, that somewhat resembles a small Thai pepper. It's similar (and often confused with) Chiltepin peppers in that they originated in Mexico and are often found growing in the wild there and in Southern Texas.

The Chile Pequin plant will grow to about 4 feet tall and are highly productive. These 3/4" bulbs ripen from green to a bright red or red-orange color when mature. You'll notice some of these pods have a smooth texture while others may look slightly wrinkly.NOTE: Some Pequin seeds can take anywhere from 2 weeks to over 1 month to germinate. Take it from us, this pepper is well worth the wait!

This attractive Tabasco-type pepper has a slender, slightly twisted shape, and you will find that they are grown for their ornamental value or to flavor spicy dishes. Just don’t let the size fool you…it is HOT! The flavor of a Pequin pepper is relatively citrusy and nutty. These peppers work great in soups, salsas, and other sauces! We recommend you try your hand at pickling them! You won't be disappointed.

  • Species: Capsicum Annuum
  • Heat Level: 50,000+ SHUs
  • Type: Hot
  • Flavor: Citrusy, Nutty
  • Origin: Mexico
  • Pod Size: 0.75"
  • Plant Height: 4 ft.
  • Days to Harvest: 100+ Days

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  • Heat Level:
  • Plant Size: 4 ft.
  • Pod Size: 0.75"
  • Origin: Mexico
  • Species: Annuum
  • SHU: 30,000-50,000+
  • Days to Harvest: 100 - 109 days

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Based on 19 reviews
Kal Pal

Went to Mexico and had some salsa that was made of these peppers, my dad really wanted to make some to feed to extended family but didn't want to smuggle seeds. Got the seeds and also the free pack just in time for Christmas (I'm looking forward to those as well). Haven't started them yet but will soon.

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on these seeds! We are happy to hear we had the seeds you were looking for. Once these seeds grow and the salsa is made, we would love to hear how this turns out! Please feel free to update this review or leave another one as you see fit. Happy growing!