Q: Dear Dave,
My dad grew a little, small, round pepper when I was a child that he called birdseye, but I see now that was an incorrect name for it. The plants were very bushy and produced hundreds of these peppers that seemed, at that time, to be fairly hot to me. I was thinking of them this afternoon and decided to see if I could locate them anywhere. My dad has passed away so I have no idea where he found the original seed.
A: Hello Hank:
Your father was growing chiltepins, also called chilipiquins in Texas. For more information on this variety, see: