Tien Tsin Chili Pepper seeds (Capsicum annuum) Pronounced "tea-in sin" Asian Heirloom
Tien Tsin Pepper
50,000 - 75,000 Scovilles.
Tien Tsin Pepper: 50,000 - 75,000 Scovilles. Popular in Asian fare. Very hot, bright red in color, 1 to 2 inch Chinese pods. You'll find these in Kung Pao chicken.
Tien Tsin Chinese red chile peperTien Tsin chiles,(Capsicum annuum) Pronounced "tea-in sin" Tien Tsin chile peppers are also known as Chinese Red Peppers or tianjin pepper. Also known as Tientsin , they are named after the province in China where they are native. These chiles are most popular when used in Asian cooking and especially in the Hunan or Szechwan styles. In this country we are most familiar with these as the bright red peppers in Kung Pao Chicken. If you have a recipe calling for Chinese Red Peppers these are the chiles they are calling for.
these have long considered an “exotic” chile, Tien Tsin chiles are native to Asia .
Green Thumb Tip!
Sow seeds indoors ¼" deep. Peppers germinate best in warm soil, so gentle bottom heat may be helpful until seedlings emerge. Wait to transplant outdoors until soil is warm.
Peppers, like tomatoes, grow in well-drained fertile soil. Almost all peppers have the same requirements for successful growth. Plant them in good, well-drained, fertile soil – and make sure they get lots of sunlight and a good inch of water per week. In many ways, they mimic the same requirements needed for growing great tomatoes.
At Planting Time:
We plant all of our peppers with a good shovel full of compost in the planting hole, and then give them a good dose of compost tea every few weeks for the first 6 weeks of growth. We also mulch around each of our pepper plants with a good 1 to 2″ thick layer of compost
Peppers often like to take their sweet time germinating. They can be up in a week, and some will take almost a month. Even with paper towel germination testing, they can take long. I am not sure why, but it is a normal occurrence. So plan and make sure you start them early enough! Also, remember they like heat to germinate so make sure you have a heating mat or something to keep the soil warm. Placing them up on top of the fridge often works too since it is normally warmer up there.
Peppers do very well grown in pots.