Pequin Pepper Seeds

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Scoville Heat Units (SHU):
40,000 - 60,000

The Pequin (or Piquin) pepper has a delicious smoky flavor mixed with levels of heat and fruitiness. Its flavor profile is very similar to the Chiltepin. Although they're relatively small, Pequin peppers have plenty of heat as they average 40,000 to 60,000 Scoville Heat Units (SHU), so they're slightly hotter than the Cayenne pepper. Pequin peppers are great for making salsa and hot sauce, as the popular Cholula hot sauce brand lists "piquin" peppers and Chile de Arbol peppers among its ingredients.

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  • 5
    first seed popped

    Posted by Unknown on 14th Jan 2018

    it only took 6 days for my first seeds to sprout. incredible. i also bought some other ones that took a little longer, but i have had success so far.

  • 5
    5 stars!!!!!

    Posted by Desert Heat Hot Sauce on 2nd Jul 2017

    Thanks guys. We grew Pequin peppers from your seeds becasue these are the ones we use in our hot sauce. We'll have to send you some to try!