Hottest New Mexico Chile Seeds

Posted on 14 June 2019

Hottest New Mexico Chile Seeds

The hottest green chile seeds available are sold here at Sandia Seed Company. They are ranked by taste tests of the foods we prepare every year with them, and not their official Scoville heat units.

#1 Hottest New Mexico Green Chile is Lumbre.
It is sold as Hatch Green XHot Lumbre – Lumbre in packs of 30 seeds for $2.49

#2 The newest New Mexico Chile Rattlesnake.
Sold as Hatch Green XHot – Rattlesnake in packs of 30 seeds for $2.49.

#3 The always hot and reliable Barker’s Hot.
We sell this seed as Hatch Green XHot Barker’s Hot in packs of 30 seeds for $2.49.

The heat in New Mexico green chiles is first of all genetic. You have to start with a hot chile seed variety that has the potential to be really hot.

Next, the heat content is affected by the growing conditions. The soil, sunlight, water, and temperature all play a part in the heat content in the pods. Try to emulate the field conditions that are here in Hatch, New Mexico. The soil is ph neutral, the sunlight is all day long 13 – 14 hours, the water is irrigation between raised rows, the temperature stays between 65F at night and 95F during the day.

Seeds are smart and always adapting, save the seeds from the hottest chile pod that grew in your garden. Grow those seeds again next year, and then continue your hot pod selection process.

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