Bird Hot Chile Pepper

90-100 days. A wild Southwestern Chile Pepper also called Tepins or Chiltepins, Bird Peppers have a multitude of little round pods, borne erect on tall ornamental plants. Maturing to bright red in color and heat, Bird Chile Peppers are so named because birds love to feast on them, oblivious to the 50,000 to 100,000 Scoville units! Remember, only Habaneros are hotter, so be extra careful. The dried red pods are used as a potent spice in soup and bean dishes whereas the milder, immature green Pepper can be used in salsa. (OP.)

One packet of about 30 seeds
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  • Best raised as transplants sown indoors 6 to 8 weeks prior to setting out after the last spring frost date, Hot Peppers love heat: afficionados theorize that the hotter the growing conditions, the hotter the Pepper. The heat in Peppers is related to the amount of capsaicin within the tissues and seeds. We include heat unit measurements (known as Scoville units) and arrange the Peppers in ascending incendiary order! At the height of harvest, hold a roast. Place picked Peppers on a hot grill, turning them until all sides are charred and blistered black. Pile them all in a paper bag so that they steam each other's skins off. Once they are cool enough to handle, peel off the skins, remove the stems and slice into long pieces, scraping away the seeds. Freeze in airtight plastic bags for use on sandwiches and in sauces, stews and casseroles through the winter. Deer resistant.

    Average seed life: 2 years.

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Best raised as transplants sown indoors 6 to 8 weeks prior to setting out after the last spring frost date, Hot Peppers love heat: afficionados theorize that the hotter the growing conditions, the hotter the Pepper. The heat in Peppers is related to the amount of capsaicin within the tissues and seeds. We include heat unit measurements (known as Scoville units) and arrange the Peppers in ascending incendiary order! At the height of harvest, hold a roast. Place picked Peppers on a hot grill, turning them until all sides are charred and blistered black. Pile them all in a paper bag so that they steam each other's skins off. Once they are cool enough to handle, peel off the skins, remove the stems and slice into long pieces, scraping away the seeds. Freeze in airtight plastic bags for use on sandwiches and in sauces, stews and casseroles through the winter. Deer resistant.

Average seed life: 2 years.

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