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Category: Chiltepin

Harvesting Chiltepin, Talking Diversity

Even as I do not have so many different kinds of chiltepin anymore, some diversity still remains – even just…

Aztec History and the Chiltepin

The history of the Aztecs – or at least the historiography in the Codex Mendoza – has a little pointer…

A Little “Heatstory” of the Chiltepin

heatstories is a little podcast project of mine; not (so much) about particular varieties/types, but about hot spices, their history,…

Chiltepin FAQ

1.) Q: I have heard that chiltepin often refuses to germinate. Is that true? A: Well, it’s not far from…

Accessions (“Varieties”) of Chiltepin

One of the interesting properties of chiltepin: as a distinct (sub)variety and pod type, it should – or at least,…

Growing Chiltepines

In different places, especially online, it is said that the chiltepin were almost impossible to grow. Well, it’s bull. They…

Chiltepin

… strictly speaking, chiltepin is C. annuum var. glabriusculum; the wild relative of the cultivated C. annuum var. annuum. However,…

In Search of Perfect Chilli

“Foodies” have finally made a (very) few inroads into the fun-crazed, pleasure-suspicious puritanism that is the USA, and it’s immediately…

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