Chiltepin wild pepper is the oldest known hot pepper. It still grows wild in México and the southern US. It is extremely hot but has a great deal of variability. Expect 50,000-250,000 Scovilles depending on the season and your location. The small pea sized peppers have a unique flavor and ripen from green to orange-red. 95 days.
(Capsicum anuum var. glabriusculum)
4,000 seeds/oz.; 21-26 days, 72°F.
Start early indoors and transplant well after last frost. Grow seedlings at 62°F night temperature and 70°F day temperature. Lower temperatures permanently reduce plant productivity.
Scovilles are a measure of heat.
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