Saturday, November 2, 2013

Chili Pequin ( Capsicum annuum ) time again

Nothing like this native Texan for chili fixings, scrambled eggs, beer "popcorn", stewed meats, or just to flavor anything except maybe lemon pie. Superb flavor...Maybe a little spicy for some.  Grows in semi-shaded areas of south Texas down into the tropics.  A favorite of Native Americans for thousands of years. A perennial that comes back every year and in good locations can grow to five plus feet. I am fortunate to have many, many volunteer plants throughout my property  Very drought hardy.