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Chile Pequin Pepper Seeds

Chile Pequin Pepper Seeds

Turkey Pepper and Chilipiquin

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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. It's even listed as an ingredient in Cholula Hot Sauce. 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.

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  • Heat Level:
  • Plant Size: 4 ft.
  • Pod Size: > 1 in.
  • Days to Harvest: 100 - 109 days
  • Origin: Mexico
  • Species: Annuum
  • SHU: 30,000-50,000+

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Customer Reviews

Based on 24 reviews
Lynnette S.
Chili Pequin Seeds

Appreciate your fast mailing of the seeds. Planted the whole packet, only 1 plant came up...I'm an experienced gardener, been growing peppers & other veggies from seeds for yrs. so I know how to start seeds & take care of the seedlings to maturity.
Was disappointed needless to say. Our planting season starts early here in AZ. So, I'll not order anymore seeds for this year.
Thought you should know about those seeds,
Lynn Stow

Thank you for your review on the Chile Pequin Pepper Seeds! We are so sorry to hear that only 1 plant came up. Our team will be reaching out to you directly to further look into this and provide resolution. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to work with you!

Getting Started

So, you've received your seeds and are wondering what's next? At Pepper Joe's, we're committed to equipping you with everything you need to succeed in germinating the pepper seeds you've chosen. Our mission is to introduce you to a diverse array of pepper varieties, setting the stage for an exciting and rewarding gardening experience. Let's dive into the essentials together.

  • What You'll Need

    Soil and Tray Method

    Seed Starting Supplies 
  • Plant your Seeds

    1. Pre-saturate your seed starting soil mix. Ensure the seed starting mix is fully saturated prior to planting your seed.
    2. Make a ¼-inch hole in the center of each seed starting cell. A #2 pencil eraser is a great tool for making these holes.
    3. Place your seed and cover gently with soil.
      You can plant up to 4 seeds per cell to help ensure successful germination.
  • 4. Place your heat mat under  your base tray and your humidity dome on top. For best results, set your temperature controller between 75 - 80 degrees.

    5. Place your plant light above the seed starting tray and turn on. Refer to the plant light manufacturers instructions for the optimal distance. Plant light should remain on for 14 to 16 hours per day.

    6. Enjoy watching them grow! See our full instruction page below for more information.

    Starting Peppers from Seed