Capsicum annuum var. glabriusculum.

Wild-harvested chile originally from central Sonora, Mexico. These chiltepin plants produce small fruits that pack a punch. Try them sprinkled over vanilla ice cream ... or use to spice any food you like!  Immature green fruits are traditionally pickled.  From our Seed Bank Collection

  • Approx. 0.1g/25 seeds per packet.
  • Can live as perennials in the low desert.  If well mulched, they can grow back from the roots if frost damages the plant.
  • Limit 3 packets.
  • $5.95

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Cute and HOT!

Somehow I didn't believe peppers the size of the head of a pin could be very hot. I was wrong! The plant grew well in my Phoenix backyard, unfortunately it was not very productive. I followed the advice about growing it under a mesquite tree and maybe that was a tad too shady. It has overwintered just fine totally ignored and with lows in the 40s.

My favorite pepper

Awesome flavor! I use in everything I can. I keep my plant in a 5gallon cat litter bucket and bring in for winter.

Cheryl Bonner
Got My Seeds

I received my seeds. I'm really excited about my purchase. Can't wait to grow them.

Penelope Brown
Too, too early.

Check back next summer! Too late for planting here now.

Amazing Flavor

These chiles are so good it is a shame that more people do not know about them in North America. I grew them in a container in Northern Arizona and they went through winter outside with regular freezes. Once spring came around and the weather warmed up guess what came back up from the roots? Yes these will regenerate themselves from their roots after going through a whole winter. I neglected them also and didn't water that pot because I was sure they would die just like any other Chile/pepper plant after a freeze. I am definitely growing these out again in 2020. Their flavor and spiciness profile contains things lost in domestication. They may be medicinal.