New-Mexico 6-4L
This mildly hot pepper is perfect for drying.

New Mexico 6-4L Pepper

  • 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 in your local area, due to different variables in certain regions. Also, if any variety is a limited, regional variety it will be noted on the pertinent variety page.

Only available in the following states, in limited quantities: AZ, NM

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New Mexico 6-4L Pepper is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is the first year I have grown this pepper. We started off with a very wet spring that slowed all my peppers down but these came back strong. I only had 6 plants this year and I will have around 50 next. They take hot weather very well but they love hot days and cool nights.
Date published: 2015-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great New Mexico chile! It's been doing well in our native New Mexico soil. We have been using this pepper for so many recipes this year - it's so versatile! Great green chile flavor, and not too spicy but has a little bit of a kick. I wish we would have gotten two!
Date published: 2015-07-12
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