Puya chiles produce a quick medium heat at first - double that of the guajillo - and then a delicious fruitiness for a unique eating experience. The thin-skinned peppers grow to 5" long and 3/4" wide and mature from green to red. The 30" tall plants produces good yields of this pepper that dries easily after harvest.
Puya has a wonderful flavor that is fruity with licorice and cherry undertones.
Capsicum annuum (100 days)
Heat Level: Medium to Hot Scoville 5,000 - 8,000
~ Packet contains 10 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 - 14 days. Transplant seedlings into pots and grow until there are 6 true leaves on the plant. Plant them directly into rich soil, 30” apart in the garden, or into large 5 gallon containers. Harvest chiles when they are red.