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  The Jalapeno Cafe Chiltepin page
The word "Chiltepin" is believed to be derived from the Aztec language (Nahuatl) combination word "chilli" + "tecpintl," meaning "flea chile," an allusion to its sharp bite.
We have settled on a non-accented "Chiltepin" as the English term for the plant and fruit.
Although the Chiltepin plant's average height is about four feet, there are reports of individual bushes growing ten feet tall, living twenty-five to thirty years, and having stems as big around as a man's wrist.
www.jalapenocafe.com /chiltepin.html   (722 words)

  Chiltepin pepper - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Chiltepin is a wild chile pepper that grows in Mexico and the southwestern United States.
It is sometimes called the "mother of all peppers," because it is thought to be the oldest species in the Capsicum genus.
The Wild Chile Botanical Area in the Coronado National Forest near Tucson, Arizona has the largest population of chiltepin chile peppers north of Mexico.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chiltepin   (109 words)

 Chillies Varieties - Aji, Anaheim, Bell Peppers, Bolita, Cascabel, Cayenne, Chiltepin, Piquin, Habanero, Jalapeno, ...
Chiltepin got its name from the Nahuatl Mexican language "Chilli" and "tecpintl" meaning "flea chilli." It is believed to be the oldest and original form of all the chilli species available now.
Chiltepin has tiny round shaped fruit and are extremely hot in pungency.
They are smooth dark green when unripe and turns scarlet red, brown, orange, and then yellow as they ripen with high pungency.
www.chilly.in /chilli_varieties.htm   (875 words)

 In The Land Of The Wild Chiles
Nabhan believes that the Chiltepin population is diminishing because of overharvesting and overgrazing.
Bowls of Chiltepins were on the table, and the extremely hot salsa casera was served with carne adovada, carne machaca, beans, and the superb, extremely thin Sonoran flour tortillas.
The cultivated Chiltepins had the tendency to produce pods fifty percent larger than the wild variety, which did not seem authentic and thus were rejected by consumers.
www.fiery-foods.com /dave/chiltepin.html   (3586 words)

 Chiltepin - Chiltepines - Chili
Chiltepines are a great tasting, very hot pepper.
Archaeologists in Mexico have discovered evidence that humans were chomping on wild chiles, called chiltepins, during prehistoric times — as far back as 7500 B.C. Referred to the "mother of all hot peppers" the chiltepin is even hotter than the habanero.
Chiltepin are hard to find but we found them..
www.comerciomexico.com /chile.php   (377 words)

 Slow Food USA
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.
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.
www.slowfoodusa.org /ark/chiltepin_chili.html   (337 words)

 The Big Apple: Chiltepin (State Native Pepper)
The Texas legislature named the jalapeƱo official state pepper in 1995, so the chiltepin was distinguished as the official state “native” pepper in 1997.
Chiltepin is a wild chile pepper that grows in Mexico and the southwestern United States.
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.
www.barrypopik.com /index.php/new_york_city/entry/chiltepin_state_native_pepper   (1159 words)

 Friends of Saguaro National Park - About Saguaro National Park: Chiltepin   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Chiltepin is a wild chile pepper that grows in Mexico and the southwestern United States.
Chiltepins vary greatly, usually having an intermediate number of stems and an erect habit.
Chiltepins are one of the few crops in the world which are harvested in the wild rather than cultivated.
www.friendsofsaguaro.org /chiltepin.html   (177 words)

 Capsicum annuum var. aviculare - Arizona Chiltepin (seed) - Herbalistics -   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Arizona Chiltepin is a chilli variety that grows wild in southern Arizona (USA).
The word Chiltepin is thought to have derived from the Nahuatl (Aztec language) words 'chilli' and 'tecpintl' meaning flea chilli, either referring to its small size or sharp bite.
Chiltepin plants grow in microclimates in the transition zones between mountains and desert, where the rainfall is typically very low.
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 Chiltepin grows well in the Valley
Answer: The chiltepin, also called a chile tepin, is a fiery perennial pepper that is native to the Southwest and Mexico.
The chiltepin plant can be damaged by winter frost and should be covered during a freeze or moved to a warmer location if in pots.
The chiltepin, botanically known as Capsicum annuum, blooms from spring into summer and sometimes in the fall, producing pea-size berries of intense heat.
www.azcentral.com /arizonarepublic/home/articles/1021swgarden1021.html   (547 words)

 La Chingada! Picante
In Mexico, the heat of the Chiltepin is called arrebatado ("rapid" or "violent"), which implies that although the heat is great, it diminishes quickly.
Ethnobotanists believe that birds were responsible for the spread of most wild chiles, and the chiltepin is called the "bird pepper." Attempts at domestication of the wild plants have led to the development of the commercial chile piquin, which grows under cultivation in Mexico and Texas.
In all cases of domestication, the cultivated forms tend to develop fruits larger than the wild varieties; botanists are not certain whether this trait is the result of better cultural techniques or the natural tendency for humans to pick the largest fruits, which contain next years' seed.
www.sas.upenn.edu /~leech2/lachingada/moreinfo.htm   (1168 words)

 Why chilies are hot - an examination of the adaptive mechanisms of chili plants in ensuring their dispersal and ...
Although chiltepins hive much smaller leaves and more leggy, branching patterns than do domesticated chili pepper plants, neither the wild nor the cultivated chili foliage fares as well in direct sunlight as it does in partial shade.
A Pima elder in Sonora, Mexico, told me that the local chiltepins were eaten and dispersed in early fan by red-feathered birds such as cardinals, pyrrhuloxias, and finches.
In addition, wild chiltepins are a good source of vitamin C and fatty acids.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1134/is_n5_v106/ai_19752773   (1089 words)

 Chiltepin Pepper seeds, UK Chilli Seed Suppliers   (Site not responding. Last check: )
These tiny chillis can be dried and crumbled on top of food or added to soups, stews, salsas, chorizo or any dish where some heat and flavour is appropriate.
Chiltepin are hard to find and hand harvested.
The Tarahumara Indians of the Sonoran Desert in Mexico believe that chiltepins were the greatest protection against the evils of sorcery.
www.chileseeds.co.uk /chiltepin_chilli_seeds.htm   (266 words)

 Chiltepin Pepper - Texas State Native Pepper - Symbols of Texas USA
Chiltepin peppers on the bush © Sweet Briar College
The name "Chiltepin" is believed to be Aztec in origin.
Experts believe the Chiltepin is the original wild chile - the plant from which all others have evolved.
statesymbolsusa.org /Texas/Pepper_Chiltepin.html   (115 words)

 chiltepin chile mortar and pestle set with chiles
A hand-turned mesquite wood chiltepin chile mortar and pestle.
These little works of art are handmade by one man in small village in Mexico where the wild chiltepin chiles are also harvested by hand.
Includes the chiltepin grinder and 1 tin of chiltepin chiles.
www.gourmetsleuth.com /qa/pDetail.asp?p=341   (93 words)

 Recipie: Chiltepin House Sauce   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Chiltepin House Sauce (Salsa Casera) -- From: Chile Pepper magazine, May/June ==================================== 1991 Note: Also called Chiltepin paste.
Chiltepins are those exceedingly hot and tiny little peppers that look like small red berries.
2 cups Chiltepins 8 to 10 cloves garlic 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon Mexican oregano 1 teaspoon coriander seed 1 cup water 1 cup cider vinegar Combine all ingredients in a blender and puree on high speed for 3 to 4 minutes.
www.df.lth.se /~thanisa/cgi-bin/wrapper.cgi?rec.food.recipes/misc2/peppers10   (83 words)

 Capsaicin - Capsicum - Chile Peppers - Chili Peppers   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Chiltepin Peppers Chiltepin is often found growing wild in Mexico and the southwestern United States, where it is also a popular garden-variety pepper.
The round, berry-shaped chiltepin peppers are bright red when mature and grow upright on a large attractive plant that can spread out up to six feet across.
Chiltepin pepper plants can be perennial if protected from cold.
members.tripod.com /other_krap/capsicum_chile_chili_pepper.html   (769 words)

 Chiltepin Chile Peppers: The Splendid Table
The chiltepin, called the "mother of all peppers," is thought to be the oldest known of the Capsicum genus, as well as the hottest wild variety in the Americas—even hotter than the habañero.
They grow on the rocky surfaces of steep slopes and are difficult to find because they are usually protected by other shrubbery.
Cooks in northern Mexico regularly use chiltepins, but you aren't likely to find them in your local supermarket.
splendidtable.publicradio.org /gourmetguide/source_chilepeppers.html   (181 words)

 Salsa of the Month Club
Made with Chiltepin chiles, a great all-around chile sauce without too much heat.
Ingredients: Water, onions, red wine vinegar, dry New Mexico Red, Chipotle & Chiltepin chiles, vegetable oil, garlic, sea salt, spices, xanthum gum, natural red cabbage extract & carmine for color.
Made from the chipotle chile, a large dried smoked jalapeno.
www.salsakiss.com /category9.html   (132 words)

 Table of Contents and Excerpt, Andrews, The Pepper Lady's Pocket Pepper Primer
I informed them an acre of Chiltepines was worth ten times an acre of Bell peppers—the problem was getting anyone to pick an acre of the tiny missiles.
When I go to visit displaced Texans in other parts of the country I take a little package of Chiltepines, which I call "Texas Rubies" because of their value.The plant grows well in a pot if it is brought in during the winter—my eight-year-old plant now has a shrubby trunk.
In nature, Chiltepines grow under nurse plants such as hackberry, where their seeds were dropped by fruit-eating birds.
www.utexas.edu /utpress/excerpts/exandppp.html   (1300 words)

 Pequin Chile Pepper - Glossary - Hormel Foods
The chiltepin is just a little smaller than the piquin chile and has a more rounded shape.
Available fresh, dried, and in powder form, piquin chilies and chiltepin chilies are mainly used to flavor Hispanic, Asian, and Indian foods such as hot-pepper seasoning sauces, soups, stews, and bean dishes.
The pequin chile is also known as a pequin, chile piquin and may be referred to as the chiltepin.
www.hormel.com /kitchen/glossary.asp?id=35895   (300 words)

 Hot Chilli POWDERS, The Worlds Hottest Chilli   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Chiltepin are hard to find and hand harvested which is why the price is so high.
Chiltepin are one of the few crops in the world which are harvested in the wild rather than cultivated.
The Tarahumara Indians of the Sonoran Desert in Mexico believe that Chiltepin were the greatest protection against the evils of sorcery.
www.chileseeds.co.uk /chili-powder.htm   (2561 words)

 Tucson Weekly: Condiment of the Aztecs (August 8 - August 14, 2002)
As for what salsa Candace prefers most, she is partial to El Charro Café smooth salsa roja (red salsa) that she refers to as their salsa picante (spicy salsa).
One reason for the expense is that chiltepin don't grow well in cultivated plots but rather under the shelter of another tree to shield it from the elements.
Of the 2,000-plus varieties of domesticated chiles grown worldwide, the chiltepin is thought to be the progenitor of all chiles eaten in the United States.
www.tucsonweekly.com /tw/2002-08-08/chow.html   (1043 words)

 Chiltepin Peppers Whole from AmericanSpice.com - AmericanSpice.com
Texas has 2 official peppers, the jalapeno and the chiltepin.
In fact, even today, Chiltepins are used--amazingly enough-- as a treatment for acid indigestion!!!!
Most experts believe the Chiltepin, also called Tepin, is the original wild chile - the plant from which all others have evolved.
www.americanspice.com /catalog/21491/Peppers_and_Peppercorns/Chiltepin_Peppers_Whole.html?_ssess_=SEARCH_ENGINE   (156 words)

 CBS SportsLine.com Headline - powered by Youbet.com
That was her first start since July and she should be set to move forward with a recent race under her girth.
Also dangerous is Chiltepin, who defeated allowance rivals by nearly a dozen lengths on Oct. 23, when she got 5 1/2 furlongs in 1:06.
That was the second career win from nine starts for the Ben Root-trained Chiltepin.
horseracing.sportsline.com /cbs/headlines/showarticle.aspx?articleId=4814   (332 words)

 Chiltepin Peppers & Mortars and Pestels
Another tradition is the pepper crusher sitting beside the Chiltepines.
This hand-turned pepper crusher is made of mesquite wood one of the hardest most beautiful woods of the desert.
The farmers earn a better living than they would have normally and they can continue to come back to their trees year after year.
www.mesquitemagic.com /chiltepin_peppers_&_mortars_and_pestels.htm   (277 words)

 Your Experiences with Chiltepin/Chilpequin? - Hot Pepper Forum - GardenWeb
I thought chiltepins and chilpequins are the same.
We bought chiltepin plants from cross country nursery and I thought they were easy to grow, no different than any other chili plant.
i hope this helps, if you feel like chatting about chiltepins and want some seeds, i'll be happy to send you some, i have some from west texas that i have stored.
forums.gardenweb.com /forums/load/pepper/msg0414164412792.html   (1080 words)

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