|The cultivar, 'Tarahumara' was found in the canyons of the Sierra Madre of Chihuahua, Mexico.
These are the wild relatives of cultivated hot peppers, native to Arizona and Mexico. Peppers are pea-sized and extremely hot.
C. annuum seeds should be started indoors 8-10 weeks before last frost. Sow the seeds in sandy soil and give them warmth; night time temperatures should be above 62F. Transplant 12-16 inches apart. Likes a fertilizer treatment once a month. To keep compact, pinch leaves on young plants. Full sun produces best growth and fruiting results.