Tepin Pepper (Capsicum annuum var. aviculare)
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Tepin Pepper (Capsicum annuum var. aviculare)

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Tepin Pepper, which can only be found wildly in the Sonoran Desert in the Southwest of the USA and in bordering Mexico, in parts of Texas and Arizona as well as in Central and South America, is considered the archetype of today's cultivated chili

It's also known as chiltepín, Indian pepper, chiltepe, chile tepín, turkey, bird's eye, or bird peppers. The latter names hark back to the fact that birds spread the plants.
Indeed, the approx. 1cm large, round to tapered red fruits belong to the most expensive spices of the world as the harvest is very elaborate and commercial cultivation of the tepin pepper is difficult.
In the wild, the shrubs are most often to be found growing in a height of up to 120cm in the shade of trees. In our widths, the tepin pepper plants are often smaller and most often also need a longer maturation period of up to 200 days so that you can only harvest them on the warm windowsill in winter.

The usage of this traditional, hot chili variety can be traced back up to 9000 years. It's considered holy in many Native American tribes.
The spiciness hits immediately at the first bite but then vanishes soon - although tepin pepper doesn't have that many Scoville, the spiciness feels tremendously in the mouth for a short time.

Capsicum annuum var. glabriusculum chili seeds: 20 Tepin Pepper seeds
Details: Plant description & care
Plant family:
Plant height approx.:
100 cm
Flowering time:
Flower colour:
Root system :
Cordate root
Lifecycle :
full sun
Sowing & cultivation
Indoor pre-culture (seedling stage):
Sowing time outdoors:
Sowing depth:
0.5 cm
Best germination temperature :
25 – 28 °C
Planting distance:
40 x 40 cm
Main harvest:
Bad intercropping partners:
Good intercropping partners:
Chili pepper plants can be kept as annual plants outdoors or as perennial pot plants. We recommend hibernating 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.
Other names
Botanical name:
capsicum annuum
Item number
Magic Garden Seeds
Seed quantity:
10 Pcs.


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No germination

1 of 5 stars
by David on 2/10/20

Brought this but had 0 seeds germinate, I also brought lemon drop seeds (100% germination), ancho chilli (0% germination) and Habanero Dulce (90% germination).

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