Time needed to grow pequins?

jimster(z7a MA)April 22, 2011

I planted seeds from a wild plant which I believe to be chile pequin. Many germinated in about 2 weeks. If they are pequin can I expect them to bear fruit by this October or will the plants have to be wintered over indoors?

Jim

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paceyswitters

I ran here when I thought it said "penguins".

    Bookmark   April 22, 2011 at 11:25PM
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willardb3

Puiquin make fruit in 60-90 days from small plants.

Here is a link that might be useful: Chile resource

    Bookmark   April 23, 2011 at 7:40AM
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jimster(z7a MA)

LOL paceyswitters! I too find speed reading a constant source of entertainment.

Thanks, Willard. That is very encouraging.

Jim

    Bookmark   April 23, 2011 at 10:23AM
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reyna1(Zone 8)

Pequin and chiltepin produce like crazy. My overwintered tepin is already producing like wild!!

    Bookmark   April 24, 2011 at 1:37PM
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Phildeez(9b)

Did your tepin produce on the first season very much, Reyna?
I am reading more and more that they are mainly productive as annuals and take more than a season to produce ripe fruit.

    Bookmark   April 24, 2011 at 8:27PM
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jimster(z7a MA)

Now I'm less encouraged. The site linked by Willard says, "120 days or more from transplants, better yields the second year", which is in line with a couple of the previous posts. Looks like it will be a close call to get ripe fruit in one growing season.

Jim

    Bookmark   April 24, 2011 at 9:49PM
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