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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+

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Customer Reviews

Based on 17 reviews
Joe Vincent

Great product and service

Becca Gibson

Chile Pequin Pepper Seeds

Robert Hannan
Awesome company

My plants arrived incredibly packed. Sort of genius whoever designed how to pack little plants in a box as you folks did!! I transplanted them today into a larger rectangular planter and got an email today about how to “transplant your peppers”! Incredible timing. Probably not a mistake. You guys certainly have it going on.
It’s been a real pleasure dealing with you.
As an FYI, I became a fan of hot but flavorful peppers in Bimini bahamas. There was a 5 foot pepper tree outside of an apartment building. They were a little baby pea size red peppers that were pretty darn hot. The Bahamians called Bimini Birds. I smuggled some back to Florida and began growing them. Anyways, not to bore you, but that’s how my journey into the pepper world began 25 years ago! I’ve been trying to find the same pepper ever since! . They are literally like a miniature pea in size. I guess you folks would describe them as Pequin, not bird. I’m going to keep shopping until I find the closest pepper to the one that got me addicted to this insane but really passion.
All the best
Robert H