1606 N 600 Rd, Baldwin City, 66006
785.594.2966

Chiltepin pepper

Capsicum annuum species

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Hardiness:
Zone 9 – 11
Mature Height:
8–12”
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Wild chile native to Central America, Mexico, and southwestern US. Extremely hot, measuring between 50,000–100,000 Scoville units. Thought to be the oldest Capsicum annuum species, one of the top 3 hottest, 8 to 10” bushes produce loads of pea-like, 1/2” fruits.