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Basic Collection Information and Status
Chiltepin (Capsicum annuum glabriusculum, Solanaceae)
Cultural Affiliation   n/a
Collection Site   Sonora, Mexico (latitude: 30°; altitude: 1,600 ft / 500 m)
Collection Year   1982
Accession Status   Active
Catalog Information and Instructions
Originally harvested by Gary Nabhan in Bacadehuachi, Sonora, a small agricultural village within the Opata homelands. Small round bright red fruits.
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Collection Site
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The Native Seeds/SEARCH digital photo collection for this accession is provided below.
D01-011 CF07 Fl, LD01-011 CF07 Fr1D01-011 CF07 P1
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Characterization and Evaluation
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Chiltepin IntroductionCultivation InstructionsSeed Saving Instructions
Wild relative of most cultivated chiles, native to North America. Chiltepines are attractive perennials for shady to filtered light areas in the low desert. They will freeze back in the winter. The tiny fruits are very hot.Start seeds inside, 1/4" deep in sandy soil, 8-10 weeks before last frost. Seeds are slow to germinate and need warmth. Transplant seedlings 12-16" apart. Partial shade is best in the low desert, full sun in cooler climates.Protect mature fruit from birds. The insect-visited flowers can self-pollinate or cross. Grow only one variety at a time, or isolate flowers. Allow fruit to ripen and mature on the plant. For best seed results, fruit should be almost dry.
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