Concho Hot Pepper Seeds - (Capsicum annuum)
- Seed Count:
- Approx 25 seeds per pack
- Days to Maturity:
- 80-90 days
- Days to Germination:
- 14-21 days @ 75-95F
- Light Preference:
- Full sun
- Plant Spacing:
- Heirloom, Non-Hybrid, Non-GMO seeds
Concho Hot Pepper - Rare Heirloom from AZ
The plants are short and bushy, not over 2' with a thin skinned 4-5" peppers with medium heat that subsides quickly. The veins and ribs are extremely hot.
The Concho pepper is a very unique and little known chile from Concho, AZ. It is a New Mexican type, similar to the land-race varieties Chimayo or Espanola.
Historically, it was planted by the "pinch" about 3/4 - 1" deep, and the plants would help support each other as they grew. Three seeds were planted in each hole and tradition has said one for the birds, one for God and one for the farmer.
It was traditionally used green in stews and soups or dried, crushed into flakes and used to preserve and flavor meats. Local history indicates that the pepper was obtained from Spanish explorers by ancient Puebloans, and grown locally ever since. Very little known outside of North Eastern Arizona. We are excited to preserve this heirloom chile!
Indigenous to Central and South America, peppers were developed into a crop plant around 3,000 BC or perhaps even earlier. Columbus introduced Capsicum into Europe and it also spread to Africa and Asia.
Peppers are used fresh, dried, and cooked. Peppers contain vitamins A and C.
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Back when I was just a kid, in a little town at Lakeside AZ Mom and Dad and my two Brothers, would drive out to Concho AZ and we would get a very big bag of the Concho Chiles. Boy, they were so good. Mom would roast them and peel them and we would eat them. I just love them! I now live in East Troy WI. It was so nice for me to see them here. Now I can grow them. Thank you Terroir Seeds!