Chiltepin Birds Eye Wild Chili Heirloom Pepper Premium Seed Packet

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Each year we grow a giant garden of our favorite vegetables. Most of our favorite vegetables are old time varieties that people currently call "Heirloom". It is with great pleasure that we offer up our favorites for you. Check out our blog at

Pepper Description:

The Chiltepin, also called chile tepin, is a wild chile pepper that grows in parts of Mexico, Arizona, Texas, and New Mexico. It is sometimes called the "mother of all peppers," because it is thought to be the oldest form in the Capsicum annuum species.
The Wild Chile Botanical Area in the Coronado National Forest near Tucson, Arizona, has the largest population of chiltepin peppers north of Mexico. This pepper is also the state native pepper of Texas.

Tepin peppers, nicknamed “bird’s eye” peppers, rank high in heat level. Some chile enthusiasts argue that the Tepin is hotter than the habanero or Red Savina habañero pepper. This chile pepper is round or slightly oval and about 3/8 inch in width. "Tepin” comes from the Nahuatl Mexican word meaning “flea” because of its smallness. In 1995, Texans named the Jalapeño pepper the official pepper of the state of Texas. But, just 2 years later, the Tepin took reign as the official native pepper of Texas.

Unlike others, we do not buy seeds from outside sources. Our plants are hand grown with tender loving care. Your purchase helps us to continue our quest to organically produce premium seeds here on our farm. We are passionate about gardening and strive to present nothing but the best for our fellow gardeners. The pictures you see are actual sample photos of peppers we grew. There are 10 seeds per pack

We guarantee germination for this current year or your money back. Seeds must be stored in a cool dry area.

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Very happy with seller! Great seeds at a super price! Shipped super fast and packed with care! Will use these people again!
Dec 27, 2016 by blueridgealleycat
Feb 23, 2016 by Cotton Muslin Bags
Havent planted seeds yet but everything i've bought previously has germinated well, good plants, as shown in photos
Feb 23, 2016 by cathholmes11
We were so excited to find this pepper variety - haven't tested them yet for growth, but the shipping was prompt and the packaging secure - hurry up Spring!! Thank you :)
Jan 16, 2014 by Barbara Hill

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