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Chili pepper 'Tepin'

Capsicum annuum longum group

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Tepin is a popular variety of Chili pepper, which belongs to the Capsicum genus (Capsicum annuum longum group 'Tepin'). Tepin grows as a Perennial and is a Vegetable. Being a Perennial, it tends to grow best over several years (approx 3 years and greater). Tepin normally grows to a max height of 1.49 feet (45.72 cm metric).

Mexico is believed to be where Tepin originates from.

Tepin Chili pepper is normally fairly low maintenance and is normally quite easy to grow, as long as a level of basic care is provided throughout the year. Being aware of the basic soil, sun and water preferences will result in a happier and healthier plant.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Tepin have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Tepin

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Plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Tepin is thought of as tender, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 5 - 12 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Ensure your soil is loamy and sandy and has a ph of between 7.0 and 8.5 as Chili pepper is a neutral soil to weakly alkaline soil loving plant.

Growing Tepin from seed

Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 1.95 inches (5.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.2 inches (0.5 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 18°C / 64°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Tepin about 38 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Tepin

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Tepin is a tender plant.

Harvesting Tepin

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