Chile Pequin (Capsicum annuum var. aviculare)

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Chile pequin is our perennial native pepper. Do not let the small pepper size fool you – they are definitely on the hotter side (slightly hotter than a cayenne pepper). Birds, particularly mockingbirds, like the peppers. The plant may die to the ground in cold winters but come back from fruit. In mild winters, the plants lose their leaves and re-leaf in the spring. If the peppers are not harvested, they will re-seed as well. Chile pequin is drought tolerant, although it appreciates occasional watering in the summer. It needs good drainage. Chile pequin looks best in the garden if planted en masse, or interplanted with other perennials or grasses.



Texas native Yes
Water use Low
Sun exposure Sun to shade
Bloom color White
Bloom time Spring, summer
Mature height 2-3 ft
Mature spread 2-3 ft
Attracts Birds
Edible Yes, peppers
Deer resistant Yes
Notes Needs good drainage.
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