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Indigenous Crop: The Chiltepin Pepper, extremely hot!

Indigenous Crop: The Chiltepin Pepper, extremely hot!

The chiltepin is infamous for being an extremely hot chili pepper, and ranks very high on the Scoville Scale. Many experts believe that the chiltepin is the original wild chili from which all other chilies have evolved. Besides this, the chiltepin pepper can also be used medically. It contains capsaicin which can be found in drugstore creams for topical pain relief.


Chiltepin Pepper

As the only wild native chile to the US, the Chiltepin is sometimes called the "mother of all peppers." Known by many names—Chiltepin, Chile Tepin, Chile del Monte, Chillipiquin, a'al kokoli (O'odham), Chiltepictl (Nahuatl), Amash (Mayan)—the Chiltepin is widely used throughout the southwestern region of the US. This pepper grows naturally in canyons from West Texas through southern Arizona. One of the great Chiltepin varieties available to gardeners is the McMahon's Texas Bird Pepper.

The Chiltepin has a long history in the US/Mexico borderlands, and has been traditionally used as a food, medicine, and vermifuge and mythic icon. There is considerable folklore associated with these plants. Historically, no kitchen table of Sonorans, Opatas, O'odham or Yaqui rural homes would be without a bottle of dried chiltepines. The wild harvest is a seasonal ritual in many rural communities to this day, where families make chile-harvesting camps in the mountains during the heat of September and early October in order to harvest the wild peppers.

The Chiltepine is a very small chile in size with an extremely pungent flavor. It is rated very hot׮-9 on pungency scales—and has a quite distinctive smoky bite. The Chiltepin is eaten sun-dried, added to cheese and ice creams, fermented into sauces, and pickled with wild oregano, garlic, and salt as a tabletop condiment. The green or dried red fruit are often mixed with range fed carne machaca from cattle or deer to preserve the meat, or wild greens and onions as a typical Sonoran dish.

The Chiltepin pepper has not become completely obsolete thanks to sustainable harvests and cultural stewards of the pepper. The peppers are wild-harvested, hand picked, and organic. Even with such care for the Chiltepine, there remains less than 15 known localities in the US that serve as natural habitats for wild chiles. They are protected in the US in Coronado National Forest, Big Bend National Park and Organpipe Cactus National Monument.

Peacetree organic plants

Find a diverse selection of heirloom, open-pollinated and out-of -the-ordinary vegetable, herb and flower seedlings at peacetree. Our focus is on sustainability and diversity, offering a wide selection of seedlings for home gardeners. (more. )

Xochicalli Gardens & Resource Center

We are a Natural Native Farm , researching Native Foods/Native Diets and its effects on reducing Diabetes and Heart Disease. (more. )

Whitewater Farmers Market

The Whitewater Farmers Market offers fresh, locally grown produce including a large variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables. The market offers fresh baked goods and treats as well as honey and preserves. Other items include hand crafted jewelry, birdhouses, tomato cages, trellises, perennial flowers, shrubs, and vegetable plants.(more. )

Whirlwind Farm

Whirlwind Farm is 15 beautiful ac. With 8ac. of mixed forest along Town Creek in Geraldine, Al. 7 ac of open land producing mixed vegetables and herbs on 2.5 ac. (more. )

Wayland Chiles

Wayland Chiles is an organic small, family run, farm dedicated to biodiversity specializing in rare and heirloom chiles, corn, eggplant, squash, and tomatoes. When you plant seeds from Wayland Chiles you are helping to prevent loss of fruits and vegetables that factory farms push out of the markets the from only a few well-known varieties. (more. )

W. Rogowski Farm

Growing hundreds of varieties of vegetables we feature some of the most unusual selections of vegetables and fruits in the region. Our farm store is open 7 days a week with a vast array of produce grown on our farm. We are proud to feature products from many other farms within a sixty mile radius of our farm including tree fruits and more. (more. )

CSAware is the cream of the crop in CSA management software. It streamlines the office so you can focus on farming.


Chiltepin Pepper

As the only wild native chile to the US, the Chiltepin is sometimes called the "mother of all peppers." Known by many names—Chiltepin, Chile Tepin, Chile del Monte, Chillipiquin, a'al kokoli (O'odham), Chiltepictl (Nahuatl), Amash (Mayan)—the Chiltepin is widely used throughout the southwestern region of the US. This pepper grows naturally in canyons from West Texas through southern Arizona. One of the great Chiltepin varieties available to gardeners is the McMahon's Texas Bird Pepper.

The Chiltepin has a long history in the US/Mexico borderlands, and has been traditionally used as a food, medicine, and vermifuge and mythic icon. There is considerable folklore associated with these plants. Historically, no kitchen table of Sonorans, Opatas, O'odham or Yaqui rural homes would be without a bottle of dried chiltepines. The wild harvest is a seasonal ritual in many rural communities to this day, where families make chile-harvesting camps in the mountains during the heat of September and early October in order to harvest the wild peppers.

The Chiltepine is a very small chile in size with an extremely pungent flavor. It is rated very hot׮-9 on pungency scales—and has a quite distinctive smoky bite. The Chiltepin is eaten sun-dried, added to cheese and ice creams, fermented into sauces, and pickled with wild oregano, garlic, and salt as a tabletop condiment. The green or dried red fruit are often mixed with range fed carne machaca from cattle or deer to preserve the meat, or wild greens and onions as a typical Sonoran dish.

The Chiltepin pepper has not become completely obsolete thanks to sustainable harvests and cultural stewards of the pepper. The peppers are wild-harvested, hand picked, and organic. Even with such care for the Chiltepine, there remains less than 15 known localities in the US that serve as natural habitats for wild chiles. They are protected in the US in Coronado National Forest, Big Bend National Park and Organpipe Cactus National Monument.

Peacetree organic plants

Find a diverse selection of heirloom, open-pollinated and out-of -the-ordinary vegetable, herb and flower seedlings at peacetree. Our focus is on sustainability and diversity, offering a wide selection of seedlings for home gardeners. (more. )

Xochicalli Gardens & Resource Center

We are a Natural Native Farm , researching Native Foods/Native Diets and its effects on reducing Diabetes and Heart Disease. (more. )

Whitewater Farmers Market

The Whitewater Farmers Market offers fresh, locally grown produce including a large variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables. The market offers fresh baked goods and treats as well as honey and preserves. Other items include hand crafted jewelry, birdhouses, tomato cages, trellises, perennial flowers, shrubs, and vegetable plants.(more. )

Whirlwind Farm

Whirlwind Farm is 15 beautiful ac. With 8ac. of mixed forest along Town Creek in Geraldine, Al. 7 ac of open land producing mixed vegetables and herbs on 2.5 ac. (more. )

Wayland Chiles

Wayland Chiles is an organic small, family run, farm dedicated to biodiversity specializing in rare and heirloom chiles, corn, eggplant, squash, and tomatoes. When you plant seeds from Wayland Chiles you are helping to prevent loss of fruits and vegetables that factory farms push out of the markets the from only a few well-known varieties. (more. )

W. Rogowski Farm

Growing hundreds of varieties of vegetables we feature some of the most unusual selections of vegetables and fruits in the region. Our farm store is open 7 days a week with a vast array of produce grown on our farm. We are proud to feature products from many other farms within a sixty mile radius of our farm including tree fruits and more. (more. )

CSAware is the cream of the crop in CSA management software. It streamlines the office so you can focus on farming.


Chiltepin Pepper

As the only wild native chile to the US, the Chiltepin is sometimes called the "mother of all peppers." Known by many names—Chiltepin, Chile Tepin, Chile del Monte, Chillipiquin, a'al kokoli (O'odham), Chiltepictl (Nahuatl), Amash (Mayan)—the Chiltepin is widely used throughout the southwestern region of the US. This pepper grows naturally in canyons from West Texas through southern Arizona. One of the great Chiltepin varieties available to gardeners is the McMahon's Texas Bird Pepper.

The Chiltepin has a long history in the US/Mexico borderlands, and has been traditionally used as a food, medicine, and vermifuge and mythic icon. There is considerable folklore associated with these plants. Historically, no kitchen table of Sonorans, Opatas, O'odham or Yaqui rural homes would be without a bottle of dried chiltepines. The wild harvest is a seasonal ritual in many rural communities to this day, where families make chile-harvesting camps in the mountains during the heat of September and early October in order to harvest the wild peppers.

The Chiltepine is a very small chile in size with an extremely pungent flavor. It is rated very hot׮-9 on pungency scales—and has a quite distinctive smoky bite. The Chiltepin is eaten sun-dried, added to cheese and ice creams, fermented into sauces, and pickled with wild oregano, garlic, and salt as a tabletop condiment. The green or dried red fruit are often mixed with range fed carne machaca from cattle or deer to preserve the meat, or wild greens and onions as a typical Sonoran dish.

The Chiltepin pepper has not become completely obsolete thanks to sustainable harvests and cultural stewards of the pepper. The peppers are wild-harvested, hand picked, and organic. Even with such care for the Chiltepine, there remains less than 15 known localities in the US that serve as natural habitats for wild chiles. They are protected in the US in Coronado National Forest, Big Bend National Park and Organpipe Cactus National Monument.

Peacetree organic plants

Find a diverse selection of heirloom, open-pollinated and out-of -the-ordinary vegetable, herb and flower seedlings at peacetree. Our focus is on sustainability and diversity, offering a wide selection of seedlings for home gardeners. (more. )

Xochicalli Gardens & Resource Center

We are a Natural Native Farm , researching Native Foods/Native Diets and its effects on reducing Diabetes and Heart Disease. (more. )

Whitewater Farmers Market

The Whitewater Farmers Market offers fresh, locally grown produce including a large variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables. The market offers fresh baked goods and treats as well as honey and preserves. Other items include hand crafted jewelry, birdhouses, tomato cages, trellises, perennial flowers, shrubs, and vegetable plants.(more. )

Whirlwind Farm

Whirlwind Farm is 15 beautiful ac. With 8ac. of mixed forest along Town Creek in Geraldine, Al. 7 ac of open land producing mixed vegetables and herbs on 2.5 ac. (more. )

Wayland Chiles

Wayland Chiles is an organic small, family run, farm dedicated to biodiversity specializing in rare and heirloom chiles, corn, eggplant, squash, and tomatoes. When you plant seeds from Wayland Chiles you are helping to prevent loss of fruits and vegetables that factory farms push out of the markets the from only a few well-known varieties. (more. )

W. Rogowski Farm

Growing hundreds of varieties of vegetables we feature some of the most unusual selections of vegetables and fruits in the region. Our farm store is open 7 days a week with a vast array of produce grown on our farm. We are proud to feature products from many other farms within a sixty mile radius of our farm including tree fruits and more. (more. )

CSAware is the cream of the crop in CSA management software. It streamlines the office so you can focus on farming.


Chiltepin Pepper

As the only wild native chile to the US, the Chiltepin is sometimes called the "mother of all peppers." Known by many names—Chiltepin, Chile Tepin, Chile del Monte, Chillipiquin, a'al kokoli (O'odham), Chiltepictl (Nahuatl), Amash (Mayan)—the Chiltepin is widely used throughout the southwestern region of the US. This pepper grows naturally in canyons from West Texas through southern Arizona. One of the great Chiltepin varieties available to gardeners is the McMahon's Texas Bird Pepper.

The Chiltepin has a long history in the US/Mexico borderlands, and has been traditionally used as a food, medicine, and vermifuge and mythic icon. There is considerable folklore associated with these plants. Historically, no kitchen table of Sonorans, Opatas, O'odham or Yaqui rural homes would be without a bottle of dried chiltepines. The wild harvest is a seasonal ritual in many rural communities to this day, where families make chile-harvesting camps in the mountains during the heat of September and early October in order to harvest the wild peppers.

The Chiltepine is a very small chile in size with an extremely pungent flavor. It is rated very hot׮-9 on pungency scales—and has a quite distinctive smoky bite. The Chiltepin is eaten sun-dried, added to cheese and ice creams, fermented into sauces, and pickled with wild oregano, garlic, and salt as a tabletop condiment. The green or dried red fruit are often mixed with range fed carne machaca from cattle or deer to preserve the meat, or wild greens and onions as a typical Sonoran dish.

The Chiltepin pepper has not become completely obsolete thanks to sustainable harvests and cultural stewards of the pepper. The peppers are wild-harvested, hand picked, and organic. Even with such care for the Chiltepine, there remains less than 15 known localities in the US that serve as natural habitats for wild chiles. They are protected in the US in Coronado National Forest, Big Bend National Park and Organpipe Cactus National Monument.

Peacetree organic plants

Find a diverse selection of heirloom, open-pollinated and out-of -the-ordinary vegetable, herb and flower seedlings at peacetree. Our focus is on sustainability and diversity, offering a wide selection of seedlings for home gardeners. (more. )

Xochicalli Gardens & Resource Center

We are a Natural Native Farm , researching Native Foods/Native Diets and its effects on reducing Diabetes and Heart Disease. (more. )

Whitewater Farmers Market

The Whitewater Farmers Market offers fresh, locally grown produce including a large variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables. The market offers fresh baked goods and treats as well as honey and preserves. Other items include hand crafted jewelry, birdhouses, tomato cages, trellises, perennial flowers, shrubs, and vegetable plants.(more. )

Whirlwind Farm

Whirlwind Farm is 15 beautiful ac. With 8ac. of mixed forest along Town Creek in Geraldine, Al. 7 ac of open land producing mixed vegetables and herbs on 2.5 ac. (more. )

Wayland Chiles

Wayland Chiles is an organic small, family run, farm dedicated to biodiversity specializing in rare and heirloom chiles, corn, eggplant, squash, and tomatoes. When you plant seeds from Wayland Chiles you are helping to prevent loss of fruits and vegetables that factory farms push out of the markets the from only a few well-known varieties. (more. )

W. Rogowski Farm

Growing hundreds of varieties of vegetables we feature some of the most unusual selections of vegetables and fruits in the region. Our farm store is open 7 days a week with a vast array of produce grown on our farm. We are proud to feature products from many other farms within a sixty mile radius of our farm including tree fruits and more. (more. )

CSAware is the cream of the crop in CSA management software. It streamlines the office so you can focus on farming.


Chiltepin Pepper

As the only wild native chile to the US, the Chiltepin is sometimes called the "mother of all peppers." Known by many names—Chiltepin, Chile Tepin, Chile del Monte, Chillipiquin, a'al kokoli (O'odham), Chiltepictl (Nahuatl), Amash (Mayan)—the Chiltepin is widely used throughout the southwestern region of the US. This pepper grows naturally in canyons from West Texas through southern Arizona. One of the great Chiltepin varieties available to gardeners is the McMahon's Texas Bird Pepper.

The Chiltepin has a long history in the US/Mexico borderlands, and has been traditionally used as a food, medicine, and vermifuge and mythic icon. There is considerable folklore associated with these plants. Historically, no kitchen table of Sonorans, Opatas, O'odham or Yaqui rural homes would be without a bottle of dried chiltepines. The wild harvest is a seasonal ritual in many rural communities to this day, where families make chile-harvesting camps in the mountains during the heat of September and early October in order to harvest the wild peppers.

The Chiltepine is a very small chile in size with an extremely pungent flavor. It is rated very hot׮-9 on pungency scales—and has a quite distinctive smoky bite. The Chiltepin is eaten sun-dried, added to cheese and ice creams, fermented into sauces, and pickled with wild oregano, garlic, and salt as a tabletop condiment. The green or dried red fruit are often mixed with range fed carne machaca from cattle or deer to preserve the meat, or wild greens and onions as a typical Sonoran dish.

The Chiltepin pepper has not become completely obsolete thanks to sustainable harvests and cultural stewards of the pepper. The peppers are wild-harvested, hand picked, and organic. Even with such care for the Chiltepine, there remains less than 15 known localities in the US that serve as natural habitats for wild chiles. They are protected in the US in Coronado National Forest, Big Bend National Park and Organpipe Cactus National Monument.

Peacetree organic plants

Find a diverse selection of heirloom, open-pollinated and out-of -the-ordinary vegetable, herb and flower seedlings at peacetree. Our focus is on sustainability and diversity, offering a wide selection of seedlings for home gardeners. (more. )

Xochicalli Gardens & Resource Center

We are a Natural Native Farm , researching Native Foods/Native Diets and its effects on reducing Diabetes and Heart Disease. (more. )

Whitewater Farmers Market

The Whitewater Farmers Market offers fresh, locally grown produce including a large variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables. The market offers fresh baked goods and treats as well as honey and preserves. Other items include hand crafted jewelry, birdhouses, tomato cages, trellises, perennial flowers, shrubs, and vegetable plants.(more. )

Whirlwind Farm

Whirlwind Farm is 15 beautiful ac. With 8ac. of mixed forest along Town Creek in Geraldine, Al. 7 ac of open land producing mixed vegetables and herbs on 2.5 ac. (more. )

Wayland Chiles

Wayland Chiles is an organic small, family run, farm dedicated to biodiversity specializing in rare and heirloom chiles, corn, eggplant, squash, and tomatoes. When you plant seeds from Wayland Chiles you are helping to prevent loss of fruits and vegetables that factory farms push out of the markets the from only a few well-known varieties. (more. )

W. Rogowski Farm

Growing hundreds of varieties of vegetables we feature some of the most unusual selections of vegetables and fruits in the region. Our farm store is open 7 days a week with a vast array of produce grown on our farm. We are proud to feature products from many other farms within a sixty mile radius of our farm including tree fruits and more. (more. )

CSAware is the cream of the crop in CSA management software. It streamlines the office so you can focus on farming.


Chiltepin Pepper

As the only wild native chile to the US, the Chiltepin is sometimes called the "mother of all peppers." Known by many names—Chiltepin, Chile Tepin, Chile del Monte, Chillipiquin, a'al kokoli (O'odham), Chiltepictl (Nahuatl), Amash (Mayan)—the Chiltepin is widely used throughout the southwestern region of the US. This pepper grows naturally in canyons from West Texas through southern Arizona. One of the great Chiltepin varieties available to gardeners is the McMahon's Texas Bird Pepper.

The Chiltepin has a long history in the US/Mexico borderlands, and has been traditionally used as a food, medicine, and vermifuge and mythic icon. There is considerable folklore associated with these plants. Historically, no kitchen table of Sonorans, Opatas, O'odham or Yaqui rural homes would be without a bottle of dried chiltepines. The wild harvest is a seasonal ritual in many rural communities to this day, where families make chile-harvesting camps in the mountains during the heat of September and early October in order to harvest the wild peppers.

The Chiltepine is a very small chile in size with an extremely pungent flavor. It is rated very hot׮-9 on pungency scales—and has a quite distinctive smoky bite. The Chiltepin is eaten sun-dried, added to cheese and ice creams, fermented into sauces, and pickled with wild oregano, garlic, and salt as a tabletop condiment. The green or dried red fruit are often mixed with range fed carne machaca from cattle or deer to preserve the meat, or wild greens and onions as a typical Sonoran dish.

The Chiltepin pepper has not become completely obsolete thanks to sustainable harvests and cultural stewards of the pepper. The peppers are wild-harvested, hand picked, and organic. Even with such care for the Chiltepine, there remains less than 15 known localities in the US that serve as natural habitats for wild chiles. They are protected in the US in Coronado National Forest, Big Bend National Park and Organpipe Cactus National Monument.

Peacetree organic plants

Find a diverse selection of heirloom, open-pollinated and out-of -the-ordinary vegetable, herb and flower seedlings at peacetree. Our focus is on sustainability and diversity, offering a wide selection of seedlings for home gardeners. (more. )

Xochicalli Gardens & Resource Center

We are a Natural Native Farm , researching Native Foods/Native Diets and its effects on reducing Diabetes and Heart Disease. (more. )

Whitewater Farmers Market

The Whitewater Farmers Market offers fresh, locally grown produce including a large variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables. The market offers fresh baked goods and treats as well as honey and preserves. Other items include hand crafted jewelry, birdhouses, tomato cages, trellises, perennial flowers, shrubs, and vegetable plants.(more. )

Whirlwind Farm

Whirlwind Farm is 15 beautiful ac. With 8ac. of mixed forest along Town Creek in Geraldine, Al. 7 ac of open land producing mixed vegetables and herbs on 2.5 ac. (more. )

Wayland Chiles

Wayland Chiles is an organic small, family run, farm dedicated to biodiversity specializing in rare and heirloom chiles, corn, eggplant, squash, and tomatoes. When you plant seeds from Wayland Chiles you are helping to prevent loss of fruits and vegetables that factory farms push out of the markets the from only a few well-known varieties. (more. )

W. Rogowski Farm

Growing hundreds of varieties of vegetables we feature some of the most unusual selections of vegetables and fruits in the region. Our farm store is open 7 days a week with a vast array of produce grown on our farm. We are proud to feature products from many other farms within a sixty mile radius of our farm including tree fruits and more. (more. )

CSAware is the cream of the crop in CSA management software. It streamlines the office so you can focus on farming.


Chiltepin Pepper

As the only wild native chile to the US, the Chiltepin is sometimes called the "mother of all peppers." Known by many names—Chiltepin, Chile Tepin, Chile del Monte, Chillipiquin, a'al kokoli (O'odham), Chiltepictl (Nahuatl), Amash (Mayan)—the Chiltepin is widely used throughout the southwestern region of the US. This pepper grows naturally in canyons from West Texas through southern Arizona. One of the great Chiltepin varieties available to gardeners is the McMahon's Texas Bird Pepper.

The Chiltepin has a long history in the US/Mexico borderlands, and has been traditionally used as a food, medicine, and vermifuge and mythic icon. There is considerable folklore associated with these plants. Historically, no kitchen table of Sonorans, Opatas, O'odham or Yaqui rural homes would be without a bottle of dried chiltepines. The wild harvest is a seasonal ritual in many rural communities to this day, where families make chile-harvesting camps in the mountains during the heat of September and early October in order to harvest the wild peppers.

The Chiltepine is a very small chile in size with an extremely pungent flavor. It is rated very hot׮-9 on pungency scales—and has a quite distinctive smoky bite. The Chiltepin is eaten sun-dried, added to cheese and ice creams, fermented into sauces, and pickled with wild oregano, garlic, and salt as a tabletop condiment. The green or dried red fruit are often mixed with range fed carne machaca from cattle or deer to preserve the meat, or wild greens and onions as a typical Sonoran dish.

The Chiltepin pepper has not become completely obsolete thanks to sustainable harvests and cultural stewards of the pepper. The peppers are wild-harvested, hand picked, and organic. Even with such care for the Chiltepine, there remains less than 15 known localities in the US that serve as natural habitats for wild chiles. They are protected in the US in Coronado National Forest, Big Bend National Park and Organpipe Cactus National Monument.

Peacetree organic plants

Find a diverse selection of heirloom, open-pollinated and out-of -the-ordinary vegetable, herb and flower seedlings at peacetree. Our focus is on sustainability and diversity, offering a wide selection of seedlings for home gardeners. (more. )

Xochicalli Gardens & Resource Center

We are a Natural Native Farm , researching Native Foods/Native Diets and its effects on reducing Diabetes and Heart Disease. (more. )

Whitewater Farmers Market

The Whitewater Farmers Market offers fresh, locally grown produce including a large variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables. The market offers fresh baked goods and treats as well as honey and preserves. Other items include hand crafted jewelry, birdhouses, tomato cages, trellises, perennial flowers, shrubs, and vegetable plants.(more. )

Whirlwind Farm

Whirlwind Farm is 15 beautiful ac. With 8ac. of mixed forest along Town Creek in Geraldine, Al. 7 ac of open land producing mixed vegetables and herbs on 2.5 ac. (more. )

Wayland Chiles

Wayland Chiles is an organic small, family run, farm dedicated to biodiversity specializing in rare and heirloom chiles, corn, eggplant, squash, and tomatoes. When you plant seeds from Wayland Chiles you are helping to prevent loss of fruits and vegetables that factory farms push out of the markets the from only a few well-known varieties. (more. )

W. Rogowski Farm

Growing hundreds of varieties of vegetables we feature some of the most unusual selections of vegetables and fruits in the region. Our farm store is open 7 days a week with a vast array of produce grown on our farm. We are proud to feature products from many other farms within a sixty mile radius of our farm including tree fruits and more. (more. )

CSAware is the cream of the crop in CSA management software. It streamlines the office so you can focus on farming.


Chiltepin Pepper

As the only wild native chile to the US, the Chiltepin is sometimes called the "mother of all peppers." Known by many names—Chiltepin, Chile Tepin, Chile del Monte, Chillipiquin, a'al kokoli (O'odham), Chiltepictl (Nahuatl), Amash (Mayan)—the Chiltepin is widely used throughout the southwestern region of the US. This pepper grows naturally in canyons from West Texas through southern Arizona. One of the great Chiltepin varieties available to gardeners is the McMahon's Texas Bird Pepper.

The Chiltepin has a long history in the US/Mexico borderlands, and has been traditionally used as a food, medicine, and vermifuge and mythic icon. There is considerable folklore associated with these plants. Historically, no kitchen table of Sonorans, Opatas, O'odham or Yaqui rural homes would be without a bottle of dried chiltepines. The wild harvest is a seasonal ritual in many rural communities to this day, where families make chile-harvesting camps in the mountains during the heat of September and early October in order to harvest the wild peppers.

The Chiltepine is a very small chile in size with an extremely pungent flavor. It is rated very hot׮-9 on pungency scales—and has a quite distinctive smoky bite. The Chiltepin is eaten sun-dried, added to cheese and ice creams, fermented into sauces, and pickled with wild oregano, garlic, and salt as a tabletop condiment. The green or dried red fruit are often mixed with range fed carne machaca from cattle or deer to preserve the meat, or wild greens and onions as a typical Sonoran dish.

The Chiltepin pepper has not become completely obsolete thanks to sustainable harvests and cultural stewards of the pepper. The peppers are wild-harvested, hand picked, and organic. Even with such care for the Chiltepine, there remains less than 15 known localities in the US that serve as natural habitats for wild chiles. They are protected in the US in Coronado National Forest, Big Bend National Park and Organpipe Cactus National Monument.

Peacetree organic plants

Find a diverse selection of heirloom, open-pollinated and out-of -the-ordinary vegetable, herb and flower seedlings at peacetree. Our focus is on sustainability and diversity, offering a wide selection of seedlings for home gardeners. (more. )

Xochicalli Gardens & Resource Center

We are a Natural Native Farm , researching Native Foods/Native Diets and its effects on reducing Diabetes and Heart Disease. (more. )

Whitewater Farmers Market

The Whitewater Farmers Market offers fresh, locally grown produce including a large variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables. The market offers fresh baked goods and treats as well as honey and preserves. Other items include hand crafted jewelry, birdhouses, tomato cages, trellises, perennial flowers, shrubs, and vegetable plants.(more. )

Whirlwind Farm

Whirlwind Farm is 15 beautiful ac. With 8ac. of mixed forest along Town Creek in Geraldine, Al. 7 ac of open land producing mixed vegetables and herbs on 2.5 ac. (more. )

Wayland Chiles

Wayland Chiles is an organic small, family run, farm dedicated to biodiversity specializing in rare and heirloom chiles, corn, eggplant, squash, and tomatoes. When you plant seeds from Wayland Chiles you are helping to prevent loss of fruits and vegetables that factory farms push out of the markets the from only a few well-known varieties. (more. )

W. Rogowski Farm

Growing hundreds of varieties of vegetables we feature some of the most unusual selections of vegetables and fruits in the region. Our farm store is open 7 days a week with a vast array of produce grown on our farm. We are proud to feature products from many other farms within a sixty mile radius of our farm including tree fruits and more. (more. )

CSAware is the cream of the crop in CSA management software. It streamlines the office so you can focus on farming.


Chiltepin Pepper

As the only wild native chile to the US, the Chiltepin is sometimes called the "mother of all peppers." Known by many names—Chiltepin, Chile Tepin, Chile del Monte, Chillipiquin, a'al kokoli (O'odham), Chiltepictl (Nahuatl), Amash (Mayan)—the Chiltepin is widely used throughout the southwestern region of the US. This pepper grows naturally in canyons from West Texas through southern Arizona. One of the great Chiltepin varieties available to gardeners is the McMahon's Texas Bird Pepper.

The Chiltepin has a long history in the US/Mexico borderlands, and has been traditionally used as a food, medicine, and vermifuge and mythic icon. There is considerable folklore associated with these plants. Historically, no kitchen table of Sonorans, Opatas, O'odham or Yaqui rural homes would be without a bottle of dried chiltepines. The wild harvest is a seasonal ritual in many rural communities to this day, where families make chile-harvesting camps in the mountains during the heat of September and early October in order to harvest the wild peppers.

The Chiltepine is a very small chile in size with an extremely pungent flavor. It is rated very hot׮-9 on pungency scales—and has a quite distinctive smoky bite. The Chiltepin is eaten sun-dried, added to cheese and ice creams, fermented into sauces, and pickled with wild oregano, garlic, and salt as a tabletop condiment. The green or dried red fruit are often mixed with range fed carne machaca from cattle or deer to preserve the meat, or wild greens and onions as a typical Sonoran dish.

The Chiltepin pepper has not become completely obsolete thanks to sustainable harvests and cultural stewards of the pepper. The peppers are wild-harvested, hand picked, and organic. Even with such care for the Chiltepine, there remains less than 15 known localities in the US that serve as natural habitats for wild chiles. They are protected in the US in Coronado National Forest, Big Bend National Park and Organpipe Cactus National Monument.

Peacetree organic plants

Find a diverse selection of heirloom, open-pollinated and out-of -the-ordinary vegetable, herb and flower seedlings at peacetree. Our focus is on sustainability and diversity, offering a wide selection of seedlings for home gardeners. (more. )

Xochicalli Gardens & Resource Center

We are a Natural Native Farm , researching Native Foods/Native Diets and its effects on reducing Diabetes and Heart Disease. (more. )

Whitewater Farmers Market

The Whitewater Farmers Market offers fresh, locally grown produce including a large variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables. The market offers fresh baked goods and treats as well as honey and preserves. Other items include hand crafted jewelry, birdhouses, tomato cages, trellises, perennial flowers, shrubs, and vegetable plants.(more. )

Whirlwind Farm

Whirlwind Farm is 15 beautiful ac. With 8ac. of mixed forest along Town Creek in Geraldine, Al. 7 ac of open land producing mixed vegetables and herbs on 2.5 ac. (more. )

Wayland Chiles

Wayland Chiles is an organic small, family run, farm dedicated to biodiversity specializing in rare and heirloom chiles, corn, eggplant, squash, and tomatoes. When you plant seeds from Wayland Chiles you are helping to prevent loss of fruits and vegetables that factory farms push out of the markets the from only a few well-known varieties. (more. )

W. Rogowski Farm

Growing hundreds of varieties of vegetables we feature some of the most unusual selections of vegetables and fruits in the region. Our farm store is open 7 days a week with a vast array of produce grown on our farm. We are proud to feature products from many other farms within a sixty mile radius of our farm including tree fruits and more. (more. )

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Chiltepin Pepper

As the only wild native chile to the US, the Chiltepin is sometimes called the "mother of all peppers." Known by many names—Chiltepin, Chile Tepin, Chile del Monte, Chillipiquin, a'al kokoli (O'odham), Chiltepictl (Nahuatl), Amash (Mayan)—the Chiltepin is widely used throughout the southwestern region of the US. This pepper grows naturally in canyons from West Texas through southern Arizona. One of the great Chiltepin varieties available to gardeners is the McMahon's Texas Bird Pepper.

The Chiltepin has a long history in the US/Mexico borderlands, and has been traditionally used as a food, medicine, and vermifuge and mythic icon. There is considerable folklore associated with these plants. Historically, no kitchen table of Sonorans, Opatas, O'odham or Yaqui rural homes would be without a bottle of dried chiltepines. The wild harvest is a seasonal ritual in many rural communities to this day, where families make chile-harvesting camps in the mountains during the heat of September and early October in order to harvest the wild peppers.

The Chiltepine is a very small chile in size with an extremely pungent flavor. It is rated very hot׮-9 on pungency scales—and has a quite distinctive smoky bite. The Chiltepin is eaten sun-dried, added to cheese and ice creams, fermented into sauces, and pickled with wild oregano, garlic, and salt as a tabletop condiment. The green or dried red fruit are often mixed with range fed carne machaca from cattle or deer to preserve the meat, or wild greens and onions as a typical Sonoran dish.

The Chiltepin pepper has not become completely obsolete thanks to sustainable harvests and cultural stewards of the pepper. The peppers are wild-harvested, hand picked, and organic. Even with such care for the Chiltepine, there remains less than 15 known localities in the US that serve as natural habitats for wild chiles. They are protected in the US in Coronado National Forest, Big Bend National Park and Organpipe Cactus National Monument.

Peacetree organic plants

Find a diverse selection of heirloom, open-pollinated and out-of -the-ordinary vegetable, herb and flower seedlings at peacetree. Our focus is on sustainability and diversity, offering a wide selection of seedlings for home gardeners. (more. )

Xochicalli Gardens & Resource Center

We are a Natural Native Farm , researching Native Foods/Native Diets and its effects on reducing Diabetes and Heart Disease. (more. )

Whitewater Farmers Market

The Whitewater Farmers Market offers fresh, locally grown produce including a large variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables. The market offers fresh baked goods and treats as well as honey and preserves. Other items include hand crafted jewelry, birdhouses, tomato cages, trellises, perennial flowers, shrubs, and vegetable plants.(more. )

Whirlwind Farm

Whirlwind Farm is 15 beautiful ac. With 8ac. of mixed forest along Town Creek in Geraldine, Al. 7 ac of open land producing mixed vegetables and herbs on 2.5 ac. (more. )

Wayland Chiles

Wayland Chiles is an organic small, family run, farm dedicated to biodiversity specializing in rare and heirloom chiles, corn, eggplant, squash, and tomatoes. When you plant seeds from Wayland Chiles you are helping to prevent loss of fruits and vegetables that factory farms push out of the markets the from only a few well-known varieties. (more. )

W. Rogowski Farm

Growing hundreds of varieties of vegetables we feature some of the most unusual selections of vegetables and fruits in the region. Our farm store is open 7 days a week with a vast array of produce grown on our farm. We are proud to feature products from many other farms within a sixty mile radius of our farm including tree fruits and more. (more. )

CSAware is the cream of the crop in CSA management software. It streamlines the office so you can focus on farming.