I’m in Arizona. Do you know if there is a definitive variety of pequin chile from New Mexico or whether the name covers a number of varieties?
I bought a ristra of fairly common New Mex pequins a couple of years back and am now going to get some more from a different source but also from NM. The ones I have and have almost used up are excellent for piri piri sauce etc. The chiles are pretty much about 1 1/2 " or so long – they have faded over time – were intense deep red when I got them. I realize that it harder to ID a chile without the plant etc. The other question I had is whether you know if these pequin chiles would grow true from the seeds–i.e. whether they are generally non-hybridized/open pollinated and thus would grow true to type. Thanks in advance,
The chiles called "pequin" or "piquin" in New Mexico are in reality chile de arbol. Pequin is a misnomer. I would imagine that they would grow true from seeds.