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Chile Pequin Pepper Seeds

Chile Pequin Pepper Seeds

Plant size: 4 ft. Pod size: 0.75" Origin: Mexico Species: Annuum SHU: 30,000-50,000+
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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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Customer Reviews

Based on 11 reviews
Celeste Mancl

Chile Pequin Pepper Seeds


quick delivery chili Pequin peppers have good heat and flavor awesome pepper thanks pepper joes you always have the hot pepper seeds

edward steele
Chili piquin

This is a great chili pepper

robert Tucker

Delivery was perfect- have to await season to survey seeds

Bryan Hugh
Still waiting

As soon as I receive it I’ll write a review