From Baker Creek Seeds:
An iconic heirloom of the Americas. Chiltepin peppers are a wild native of the U.S. Southwest, specifically the canyon lands of the US-Mexico border. This small but mighty pepper is highly revered, especially among the Native American tribes of the Southwest, where it plays a role in food, history and culture. An extremely hot little pepper, the fruits range from 10-40 times as hot as a jalapeño, making them a perfect seasoning pepper, often sun dried and used for seasoning. This rare chili still grows wild and is protected in 3 national parks: Big Bend National Park, Coronado National Forest and Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. Grow this wild historic heirloom in your home garden!