African Yellow Pequin seeds are a new addition to the heirloom collection we offer in our shop. Pequin chilis (sometimes spelled “piquin”) are often referred to as Bird’s Eye peppers. These tiny chilis grow to less than in inch in length but don’t let their size fool you, they pack the heat. With a Scoville rating of over 150,000 SHU these peppers will not disappoint those who want some kick. Watch as the peppers mature from green to a yellow-orange color. Similar to the red Bird’s Eye, these chilis are tapered coming to a dull point on the end. Plants are very branchy that grow somewhat tree-like and can easily reach 36″ tall. You’ll notice that the branches and foliage on these plants have a unique fuzzy texture. Plants will be loaded with these fiery little chilis. They can be a little tedious to pick, however if left to mature on the plant they will pull easily off the plant easier. The thin-skinned peppers are easy to dry out for storage.
One of the best uses for this yellow African Pequin pepper would be dehydrated and made into powder and used in a seasoning mix. They can be used fresh in stir fry type dishes but be warned these are a bit hotter than peppers such as Thai Dragon. You could also use these chilis to make hot pepper oil or a nice yellow/orange hot sauce.
Like most other pepper varieties these African Yellow Pequin seeds will do best if started indoors at least 10-12 weeks before the last frost date in your area. Once the outdoor planting area is maintained at least 50F they can be transplanted outdoors. Generally speaking, pepper plants prefer full sun, meaning 6-8 hours of direct sun. Be sure and harden off any pepper seedlings before placing in full sun if started indoors under grow lights. We’ve put together a blog post containing information on starting pepper plants indoors to help ensure your success.
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