Chintexle Chilli Seeds (Capsicum Annuum) HOT
Chintexle chilli seeds. This chilli is another Mexican classic. A small to medium plant, great for balconies. Very productive, producing loads of small teardrop shaped pequin pods that point upwards. Pods are great for drying and an essential ingredient in Mexican dishes.
The Chintexle, a pequin type chile is a medium hot chile. The chile starts green and matures to red. It can be eaten at all color stages. As the chile matures the flavor and heat increases. The flavor is often described as sweet with citrus undertones and a slight smoky nutty finish. As a dried chile the heat is more intense as is the flavor. Common uses include table condiment, salsas and sauces, pickling, soups, and vinegars.
Sow seeds indoors ¼" deep. Peppers germinate best in warm soil, so gentle bottom heat may be helpful until seedlings emerge. Wait to transplant outdoors until soil is warm.
Pepper varieties come from tropical humid regions. The temperature, moisture, and air circulation all play a role in growing plants from seeds. Too little heat, too much moisture, and lack of air circulation will cause poor results. Do not use jiffy peat pots, plugs, or potting soil as the soil becomes too dry or too wet, which can lead to disease and fungus. We have experienced disease and low germination when using these types of products. Use Organic Seed Starting Material for best germination results.
Peppers often like to take their sweet time germinating. They can be up in a week, and some will take almost a month. Even with paper towel germination testing, they can take long. I am not sure why, but it is a normal occurrence. So plan and make sure you start them early enough! Also, remember they like heat to germinate so make sure you have a heating mat or something to keep the soil warm. Placing them up on top of the fridge often works too since it is normally warmer up there.
Peppers, like tomatoes, grow in well-drained fertile soil. Almost all peppers have the same requirements for successful growth. Plant them in good, well-drained, fertile soil – and make sure they get lots of sunlight and a good inch of water per week. In many ways, they mimic the same requirements needed for growing great tomatoes.
At Planting Time:
We plant all of our peppers with a good shovel full of compost in the planting hole, and then give them a good dose of compost tea every few weeks for the first 6 weeks of growth. We also mulch around each of our pepper plants with a good 1 to 2″ thick layer of compost.
Peppers do very well grown in pots.
Ordered these seeds twice, 100 seed packets. None of them germinated.
20 seeds and 0 germination.
I started pepper seeds from a different vendor at the same time and 90% of those germinated