} Chile Pepper 'Chiltepec' (Capsicum annuum) Extremely Hot

Chile Pepper 'Chiltepec' (Capsicum annuum) Extremely Hot

$ 2.95
SKU P17172S
Capsicum annuum , - above 30,000 Scoville Units !amily: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) 
Genus: Capsicum (KAP-sih-kum) (Info)
Species: annuum (AN-yoo-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Chiltepec
CHILTEPEC - hot; 1.5 to 1.75 inches long by 0.125 to 0.375 inches wide; thin flesh; matures from green to red; upright pods become pendant; hairy leaves; 30 to 36 inches tall; Mid Season (70-80 days); from Mexico; C.annuum.
Maturity: Approx. 80-90 days
Planting season: Late spring/Early summer
Cultivation: Start seeds inside 6 weeks before last frost date (or 8 weeks before expected transplanting date). Keep soil warm until emergence. Seeds will not germinate in cool soil and planting out too early may affect plant vigor. Harden off plants carefully before transplanting. Prepare fertile, well-drained soil. Transplant in late spring/summer (soil temperatures at least above 60°F) in a very warm and sunny location. Fertilize as needed. Too much nitrogen will produce lush foliage and few fruits. For mild peppers, harvest young when about 4" long. Larger peppers may become tough skinned and spicy.
Chile Pepper 'Chiltepec'


12-18 in. (30-45 cm)


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:


Fruit Size:

Small (under 2" in length)

Fruit Color:

Green changing to red

Disease Resistance:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:





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

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