Chile Pepper
Capsicum annuum 'Chiltepin'

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Capsicum (KAP-sih-kum) (Info)
Species: annuum (AN-yoo-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Chiltepin
Additional cultivar information:(aka Black Chiltepin)
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Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Heat (Pungency):

Extremely Hot (above 30,000 Scoville Units)

Fruit Shape:

Round

Fruit Size:

Small (under 2" in length)

Fruit Color:

Green changing to red

Disease Resistance:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:

Open-pollinated

Heirloom

Usage:

Drying

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Propagation Methods:

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Days to Maturity:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Phoenix, Arizona

Tucson, Arizona

Dale, Texas

Garwood, Texas

Lufkin, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

No details have been posted.