Chili pepper production - chilpetin (Baviacora, Mexico) [ 62 images ]
The chiltepin pepper is a tiny, berry-like chili pepper that is red to orange-red in color and grows wild throughout Northern Mexico and the American Southwest. Having been cultivated by indigenous communities for approximately 6,000 years, chiltepin remains an important economic crop in the region. Chiltepin chili peppers are highly popular in Sonora and Sinaloa cuisine, often used in hot salsas, soups, or stews. They are considered very spicy (50,000 to 100,000 Scoville units) and are...