Chiltepec Hot pepper (Capsicum annuum) Extremely Hot
Chile Pepper 'Chiltepec' (Capsicum annuum) Extremely Hot - above 30,000 Scoville Units !
Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Capsicum (KAP-sih-kum) (Info)
Species: annuum (AN-yoo-um) (Info)
CHILTEPEC - hot; 1.5 to 1.75 inches long by 0.125 to 0.375 inches wide; thin flesh; matures from green to red; upright pods become pendant; hairy leaves; 30 to 36 inches tall; Mid Season (70-80 days); from Mexico; C.annuum.
Maturity: Approx. 80-90 days
Planting season: Late spring/Early summer
Cultivation: Start seeds inside 6 weeks before last frost date (or 8 weeks before expected transplanting date). Keep soil warm until emergence. Seeds will not germinate in cool soil and planting out too early may affect plant vigor. Harden off plants carefully before transplanting. Prepare fertile, well-drained soil. Transplant in late spring/summer (soil temperatures at least above 60°F) in a very warm and sunny location. Fertilize as needed. Too much nitrogen will produce lush foliage and few fruits. For mild peppers, harvest young when about 4" long. Larger peppers may become tough skinned and spicy.