Mexican Dwarf Piquin

Mexican Dwarf Piquin (Pequin)

Capsicum annuum var. glabriusculum

Background

This pepper is native to Mexico. My seed for this plant came from pepperlover.com, and it was grown in an AeroGarden. It germinated easily and has been a very fast grower and producer. According to the pepperlover site, this pepper remains small, growing well in pots and limited spaces.

Notes

Pod weight: .3 grams
Amount eaten: Whole pod
Heat: 4
Flavor: a little bitter, would be much better minus the seeds
Burn Profile: sharp, middle of tongue
Effects: none
Cap Cramps Potential: none

Review

Upon cutting open the pod, I could see it was very juicy and seedy. The taste was a little bitter, but not bad. I could be improved I think by removing some seeds. Good applications would be sauce, powders/blends or cooking. The burn was upfront and sharp, middle of the tongue, but didn’t last very long.

Video

Video Transcript

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Hi this is Peter Stanley, welcome to my channel

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tonight I’m going to do a taste test on Dwarf Mexian Piquin

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this is a Mexican pepper

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and the normal, this is the first one I’ve grown but the

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normal piquin plants I think are

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bigger than mine

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I’m growing the dwarf variety

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from pepperlover.com

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and it

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supposedly is more compact

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smaller plant than they typically get

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and she said it was ideal for containers

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and small growing spaces, so

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I thought it’d be a good candidate for the AeroGarden

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so I’ve got one at work

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let me go ahead and show you that plant

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and come back and cut this open and do a taste test

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so this is my Piquin plant

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in my AeroGarden at work

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and it seems to be doing very well

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it’s a small plant and there are lots of

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blooms and flowers and pods that are in

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various stages of ripeness

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and

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a lot of

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pods on the way it appears

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so I’m gonna

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gonna pic this one for my taste test

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it’s about the

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ripest one I have right now

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so we’ll cut this open

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.3 grams

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a little over a half of an inch long

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about

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3/8 inch wide

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it’s pretty juicy

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quite a few seeds in there

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relative to its size a medium to thick wall but

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otherwise pretty thin

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has kind of a typical annuum kind of smell

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let’s go ahead and give it a taste

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alright I’m back

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alright, it’s the Dwarf Mexican Piquin

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it’s a little bitter, I think from all the seeds

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if you take the seeds out it’ll probably taste better

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other than that it’s not bad

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most of the heat’s just

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sort of

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about middle of the tongue

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it’s pretty intense heat

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for the size of the pepper

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it’s a lot hotter than the

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Blue Christmas I ate the other day

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yeah I think without the seeds it’d be really good

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can’t really get a good flavor on it because of that

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pepper so small, a lot of seeds

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goes a long way

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as far as affecting the flavor

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it was dry it could be broken out

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yeah it’s kind of short burn

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it’s still there but it’s

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already starting to subside

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yeah I think, I like it, it’s

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I don’t know if it’s my favorite, but

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I could make use of it

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probably powder, or powder blend

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could maybe drop a few in a chilli or something

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could, I think I have that much

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else to add on that

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so that was the Dwarf Mexican Piquin

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and hope you liked that

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thank you for watching, and please like, comment and subscribe

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and share

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thanks

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so my pequin plant broke off at the base when I was changing nutrients

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but I do have

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some cuttings

 

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