Question: Are Chiltepins Peppers and Penguin Peppers The Same Things?

December 30, 2009


Helen Pitlick's picture

No, though they are very similar in shape and size. In addition to cultural and geographical differences, they vary in potency - while chiltepins contain an initial, intense heat, penguin peppers (also known as pequin peppers) are spicier and the heat is longer lasting.