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Capsicum annuum var. glabriusculum FRUITS

Capsicum annuum var. glabriusculum FRUITS

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Capsicum annuum var. glabriusculum, commonly known as the Chiltepin pepper, is a wild chili pepper variety that is native to the southern United States, Mexico, Central America, and parts of South America. It is a small but fiery member of the Capsicum genus and is celebrated for its intense heat and unique flavor.

The Chiltepin pepper is a tiny, round chili that typically measures about 0.8 to 1.2 centimeters (0.3 to 0.5 inches) in diameter. Despite its small size, it packs a mighty punch in terms of spiciness. The pepper's color can vary, ranging from green to red as it matures. It is characterized by a sharp, intense heat that is often described as one of the spiciest among chili peppers. The flavor of the Chiltepin pepper is not just about heat; it also possesses a fruity and smoky undertone that adds complexity to its taste profile.

Chiltepin peppers grow on woody shrubs that can reach heights of 0.6 to 1.2 meters (2 to 4 feet). The plants have small, glossy leaves and produce clusters of these fiery peppers, making them a sought-after ingredient in regional cuisines and prized by chili enthusiasts for their unique flavor and heat.

Capsicum annuum var. glabriusculum is known for its resilience and ability to thrive in arid and hot climates. It is often found growing in the wild, and its wild relatives are considered one of the ancestors of domesticated chili peppers.

Chiltepin peppers have a rich cultural history, being used in traditional dishes, salsas, and hot sauces in regions where they are native. Their intense heat and distinctive flavor make them a valuable ingredient for those who appreciate the spicier side of culinary delights.


Botanical family: Solanaceae

Botanical genus: Capsicum

Botanical species: Capsicum annuum var. glabriusculum

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