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On Jan 16, 2006, Michaelp from Orange Springs, FL (Zone 8b) wrote:
This is a very productive plant with few problems, the fruit are small, but are the hottest of all I have grown, they take about 200 days to get ripe fruit ,so must be started early for most growers. I think they are worth the wait if it is heat you want.-- and-- My crazy Peacocks love them,
On Nov 8, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:
According to the Capsicum Database: "Most experts believe the Tepin, also called Chiltepin, is the original wild chile - the plant from which all others have evolved. It is a tiny round berry slightly larger than a peppercorn. It is very decorative and bright scarlet in colour and, despite its high heat level, it is attractive to wild birds, who helped to distribute it across the prehistoric Americas." It is promoted by some as the world's hottest pepper.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Bostonia, California Pacific Grove, California Orange Springs, Florida Hessmer, Louisiana Ashley, Pennsylvania Atascocita, Texas Doolittle, Texas Elgin, Texas Glenn Heights, Texas Grand Prairie, Texas Houston, Texas (2 reports) Liberty Hill, Texas Lopezville, Texas Macallen, Texas Rockport, Texas Salineno, Texas