|The cultivar, 'Sonoran' came from central Sonora, Mexico. Extremely hot. 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.