Tepin Chiles (Capsicum Annuum) are also known as Bird Peppers or
Chiltepins. Shaped more like a berry than a chile, the Tepin relies
on birds to propagate it's seeds. Rarely found cultivated, it grows
wild in Southern Texas and throughout Mexico. This chile has a long
history, the word Tepin is from the Nahuatl language of the Aztec
Indians. This little pepper is very spicy with a searing heat. On
the heat scale the Tepin is an 8.Scoville heat units 40,000 -
Tepin Chiles are very hot Don't let their small size deceive you, a
little goes a long way. Use in Mexican recipes and in Posole dishes.
If you love hot chili, salsa and stews, this is the chile for you.