Wasowski, Sally and Andy
Capsicum annuum L.
Chile pequin, Chile petin, Bird pepper, Turkey pepper , Cayenne pepper
Solanaceae (Potato Family)
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Annual
, Perennial Habit: Herb Leaf Retention: Deciduous Leaf Arrangement: Alternate Breeding System:
Flowers Bisexual Size Notes:
Green turning red when ripe Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
AL , AZ , CT , FL , GA , HI , LA , MD , NY , NC , PA , SC , TX , UT , VA Native Habitat: On
ledges along rivers, in thickets and groves and along arroyos on the Edwards Plateau and in South Texas. Well drained sand, loam, clay, caliche, limestone. USDA Native Status: L48(NI), HI(I), PR(I), VI(I)
Growing ConditionsWater Use:
Low Light Requirement:
Sun , Part Shade , Shade Soil Moisture:
Moist Cold Tolerant:
clay, heavy clay, sandy loam Conditions Comments:
The Chile pequin is a much sought after perennial native
hot pepper that is well behaved in the garden. It is an easy to grow favorite that the birds will also appreciate. Chile pequins will grow with sun or shade and respond to good care with more growth and fruits. The fruits are edilble and on the hot side as a seasoning. Beautiful when used in mass plantings.
BenefitUse Food: Small and very hot pepper.
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Nectar Source: yes
Deer Resistant: High