Chilli- Pequin

Capsicum annuum var glabriusculum


Standard seed packet, 25 seeds

$1.75
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Chilli- Pequin

Capsicum annuum var glabriusculum


  • Tiny red fruit
  • MEDIUM (HEAT: 9/10)


Compact and attractive plants that produce masses of small oval shaped fruit that grow from around 1 to 2.5cm in size. Fruits are dark green and mature to a dark orange or red colour with a smoky citrus like flavour and strong pungency. This variety is commonly used as a spice either fresh or dried to flavour numerous dishes. Good variety for making chilli powder. Is sometimes grown as an ornamental. (60,000 to 100,000 scoville units)


How to sow and grow:

Method: Sow direct or raise seedlings
Sowing Depth: 5mm
When: Spring or after frost (anytime in warm climates)
Germination: 7-21 days @ 22-35°C
Hardiness / Life Cycle: Frost tender Perennial (grown as an annual in cool climates)
Row Spacing: 100cm
Plant Spacing: 50cm
Plant Height: 60cm
Position: Full sun, well drained soil
Days to Maturity/Flowering: 100 days
*Notes: Keep well watered. Pick regularly to encourage more fruit. Some plants may need staking. Can be grown in containers. Protect from aphids. Susceptible to mildews.

(Product number: G4-15)
Seeds per gram: 350 seeds


SKU G4-15
Shipping Weight 0.0005kg
Botanical name: Capsicum annuum var glabriusculum
Packet type: Standard seed packet
Packet quantity: 25 seeds
Seeds per gram: 350
Photo credits:

Photo by potawie / CC BY 2.0

Photo by Sjalexander / CC BY-SA 4.0

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