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The Chiltepin is thought to be one of, if not, the oldest of the Capsicum annuum species. These shrubs produce tiny pods that mature from green to red, and grow only slightly larger than a green pea.

In Mexico, the heat of the chiltepin is called arrebatado, meaning rapid and violent - these buggers burn, measuring in at 50,000-100,000 Scoville Heat Units (with some pods in Mexico maturing as hot as 400,000 SHU), but the burn is short lived.

The Chiltepin is also known as Indian pepper, chiltepe, turkey, bird's eye or simply 'bird pepper', due to their consumption and spread by wild birds.
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Package Size: N/A
Germination Rate: 95%
Germination Time: 7 - 21 Days
Origin: USA
Species: Capsicum Annuum
SHU: 85000
Heat Level: Hot
Sowing Method: Raise SeedlingsRaise Seedlings
Sowing Depth: 5mm
Position: Full SunFull Sun
Plant Life Cycle: AnnualAnnual
Frost Hardiness: Frost TenderFrost Tender
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