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Tepin pepper (Capsicum annuum var. aviculare)

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Tepin pepper (Capsicum annuum var. aviculare)
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2.76 €*
Base Price 0.14 €/ seed
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Seed quantity:
20 Pcs.
Botanical name:
Capsicum annuum


The Tepin chili pepper is probably the wild variety which predates almost all hot peppers. The upright fruits are tiny, red and extremely spicy. They even exceed the habanero, considered the hottest chili cultivar by many. Its heat comes quickly and goes quickly, so it's more of a brief sting of pain. Chiltepin grows naturally in the subtropical regions of South America. The seeds are spread by birds which are immune to the hot ingredients (hence the name "bird's eye chili").

Package with 20 chiltepin seeds

Growing instructions

Chili pepper plants can be kept as annual plants outdoors or as perennial pot plants. We recommend overwintering the plants indoors and keeping them as perennials - in the second year, you can expect a bountiful chili harvest. Press the seeds in your starter soil and keep them warm at all times (approximately 24 °C). Chili seeds need plenty of heat for germination - a heated propagator is very helpful. Grows well indoors. Likes sunny places and nutritious soil. Chili peppers are very nutrient-loving and enjoy vigorous nitrogen fertilization.

Details: Plant description & care

Plant family:
Plant height approx.:
100 cm
Root system :
Heart type roots
Flower colour:
Flowering period :
August, July, June, September
Water requirements:
Lifecycle :
Winter hardy up to:
5 °C

Sowing & cultivation

Indoor pre-culture (seedling stage):
April, February, January, March
Sowing depth:
1 – 2 cm
Best germination temperature :
25 – 28 °C
Planting distance approx.:
40 x 40 cm
Main harvest:
August, October, September

Companion planting

Bad intercropping partners:
Celery, Cucumbers, Peas, Potatoes, Tomatoes
Good intercropping partners:
Beans, Garlic, Lettuce, Marigold, Nasturtium

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