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Capsicum annuum var. aviculare ‘Tarahumara Chiltepin’ (seed)


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The word Chiltepin is thought to have derived from the Nahuatl (Aztec language) words ‘chilli’ and ‘tecpintl’ meaning flea chilli, either referring to its small size or sharp bite. These chillies are as prized today as they were during the Aztec’s reign.

Chiltepin plants grow in microclimates in the transition zones between mountains and desert, where the rainfall is typically very low. They grow under protective trees such as mesquite and oak, out of full sun and where it will be more humid.

Care and Cultivation of Capsicum annuum var. aviculare

Capsicum annuum var. aviculare seeds should be sown just under the surface of a good quality seed raising mix; keep moist until germination. Sow seeds in spring/summer or autumn in warmer areas. Seeds germinate in 1-2 weeks. Prefers full to part sun and adequate moisture. Perennial in most areas. Fruit size varies greatly between plants grown with adequate water and without. Well watered plants have larger fruit.

15 seeds per packet


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