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Species: C. annuum
Heat : Hot (SR: 30,000-60,000)
Pequin pepper is a hot chile pepper, also known
as "bird pepper", that is commonly used as a spice.
Pequin has a compact habit growing typically 0.3 - 0.6
meters tall, with bright green, ovate leaves and
small fruits that rarely exceed 2 cm in length.
Like most chiles, fruits start out green, ripening
to brilliant red at maturity. Pequin peppers are
very hot, often 7-8 times hotter than jalapeņos
on the Scoville scale (30000-60000 units). Flavor
is described as citrusy, smoky, and nutty.
Other common names (and possible misnomers) of
this plant are pinhead pepper, chile petin, chile
pequin, piquin, chiltepin and chile mosquito.
Common uses include pickling, salsas and sauces,
soups, and vinegars. The popular Cholula brand hot
sauce lists Pequin peppers and red peppers among
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