General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7a -17.8 °C (0 °F) to -15 °C (5 °F)
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Other: Native Hot pepper
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Fall
Uses: Culinary Herb
Vegetable
Will Naturalize
Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Birds
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Propagation: Seeds: Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem

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Common names
  • Chile Pequin
  • Hot Pepper
  • Bird Pepper
  • Turkey Pepper
Also sold as:
  • Pequín
  • Piquín

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Plant Events from our members
antsinmypants On February 22, 2022 Seeds sown
1 cup, 5 seeds.
antsinmypants On May 17, 2021 Plant emerged
antsinmypants On May 5, 2021 Seeds sown
Indoors under lights
Mielikki On April 15, 2022 Plant emerged
Mielikki On January 31, 2022 Plant Ended (Removed, Died, Discarded, etc)
Mielikki On September 8, 2021 Fruit Ripened
First red fruits seen.
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