NuMex Española Improved Chile Seeds
Española Improved NuMex - This chile makes excellent red chile powder with medium heat. It is a fast growing and early maturing chile adapted to northern New Mexico's high altitude and cool seasons. In 1984 Española Improved was developed at NMSU by Drs. Matta and Nakayama. It is a cross between Sandia and the northern New Mexico landrace chile Española, making it ideal for high altitude and cool seasons. This chile makes excellent deep-flavored red chile powder.
Chiles are 7" long with smooth thin walled skin and grows on productive 30” plants. Ideal for short growing seasons. Capsicum annuum (75 days) Open-pollinated
Heat Level: Medium Scoville 2000 - 4000
~ 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 - 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 green. If left on the plant a couple more weeks, the chiles will turn red at full maturity.
All of our seeds are GMO-free.