The Pequin pepper is a pea-sized fireball, nicknamed, the Bird Pepper. This is due to the chile being bite-sized for birds! Real clever right!? Bird peppers are a quarter of an inch wide, which makes these the perfect snacking pepper for birds AND humans! Bird peppers are relatively easy to germinate, but patience is tested as some seeds can take anywhere from 2 weeks to over 1 month to germinate. Take it from us, this pepper is well worth the wait!
RECOMMENDED USES: The pequin's flavor 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.
This attractive Tabasco type pepper has 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! They ripen from green to a bright red or red-orange color when mature. When you dry them, they’ll change to a brown-red color. The Chile Pequin plant will grow to about 4 feet tall and are highly productive.
Fun Fact:It’s also known as turkey pepper, chilipiquin and evencayenne in some places.