New Mexico 6-4L Pepper

If you want to grow just one chile pepper for New Mexican cuisine, this is it.

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New Mexico 6-4L Pepper

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  • LIght: Full sun
  • Fruit size: 6 inches long, 2 inches wide
  • Matures: 70 to 80 days
  • Plant spacing: 18 to 24 inches apart
  • Plant size: 18 to 24 inches tall and wide
  • Scoville heat units: 500 to 1,000 (mild)

Heirloom. This sturdy New Mexican pepper produces long, smooth, pendant fruits with a mildly hot flavor. This is the most popular chile commercially grown in New Mexico for drying (poblano peppers) and other uses; in New Mexico chile peppers are a food, not a spice. It is adaptable to other warm regions but loves the hot days and cool nights of the Southwest. Plants are vigorous and compact with heavy foliage to prevent sunscald. Pods ripen from green to red.

Some Bonnie Plants varieties may not be available at your local stores, as we select and sell varieties best suited to the growing conditions in each region.

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