Chile Pequin

Chile Pequin

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Soil Description:
Annual , Perennial
Herb
Deciduous
Alternate
Flowers Bisexual
Green turning red when ripe
1-3 ft.
White
May to Oct
Low
Sun , Part Shade , Shade
Moist
yes
yes
clay, heavy clay, sandy loam
GROWING CONDITIONS
Water Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Cold Tolerant: yes
Heat Tolerant: yes
Soil Description: clay, heavy clay, sandy loam
Conditions Comments: The Chile pequin is a much sought after perennialnative 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.
BENEFIT
Use Food: Small and very hot pepper.
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Attracts: Birds
Nectar Source: yes
Deer Resistant: High
PROPAGATION
Propagation Material: Seeds
Description: Take cuttings throughout summer or start seeds in late winter in a greenhouse setting.
Seed Treatment: Completely dry ripened fruits in a cool dry area and then break out the fresh seed and store in a dry, refrigerated setting until ready to plant
Commercially Avail: yes
Maintenance: Can be pruned to shape or to control height. Mild winter will not freeze them to the ground but it can be helpful to prune the back anyway to refresh if the plant is several years old.
Information on this page is generally from Missouri Botanical Gardens,
Dave’s Garden, All things Plants or Texas Superstar

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