This Hatch Red Hot is ideal for making red chile powder because of its thin walled skin. Peppers reach full size when they are green in color and when left on the plant they will mature to red. The thin skin of this variety makes it better for dehydration than the NuMex Sandia Select which has thicker flesh. The 6”-9” pods have a spicy chile flavor and matures early and produce well in high temperatures. The thin walls allow it to dry quickly after harvest for making red chile powder. Plants grow 30-36” tall.
Capsicum annuum (80 days) Heirloom - Open-Pollinated
Heat Level: Hot Scoville: 6,000 - 7,000
~ Packet contains 30 seeds.
In early spring, start seeds indoors 8 weeks prior to warm nightly temperatures. Place the seeds in sterile media and cover 1/4” deep. Provide 85°F bottom heat, bright light and keep moist at all times. Seeds will germinate in 7 - 21 days. Transplant seedlings into pots and grow until there are 6 true leaves on the plant. Plant them directly into rich soil, 30” apart or into large 5 gallon containers. Harvest chiles when they are red.