This is Chilitepin - Close Up
I suspect this may be a cross between the chiltecpin and another small pepper, although it looks quite like Jean Andrew\\\'s illustration of the chiltecpin in her wonderful book. I say that because this is a third generation plant, planted in my garden by Mrs. Mockingbird in a place of her choice. At any rate, the peppers are excellent when mashed and cooked in scrambled eggs.
The chilipiquin pepper provides color with nonstop blooms and peppers throughout from spring until the first hard freeze. It is still blooming in December. (San Antonio, Tx.)
this variety grows best in semi shade
Lots of Peppers to Harvest
My last Chiltepin, Chilipiquin, Chiltecpin (Capsicum annuum var. aviculare) pepper for now. The plants kept producing peppers all winter despite a dew hard freezes.
bush growing in semi-shade, semi-protected area outside; several years old; gets a little extra water, a little mulch, but not much else