Chili Pequin and Tepin
- bjd Apr 24, 2005 10:55 PM
Two chili-related questions:
Is there a difference between the pequin and tepin chilies? Theyre both extremely hot and small. (Also, sometimes its spelled chiltepin.)
Pictures of these chilies:
Is there a good source to order seeds for either or both types of chili peppers? It would be nice to grow some this summer.
If youre not familiar with these peppers, they are astonishingly utterly spectacularly good. And theyre hot too.
At two of the places I previously lived in Austin there were wild chiltecpin plants that produced lots and lots of peppers year after year. They looked just like the peppers labelled "tepin" and "chiltepin" in your pictures. The piquin or chilepiquin as shown in the third picure is the same size and has the same flavor, but is elongated in shape as opposed to the nearly spherical chiltecpin. I tried to propagate some of mine without success, and I have read that they are extremely difficult to cultivate. They are absolutely wonderful in flavor, and I wish you great success in growing them.