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Sandia Seed Company

Hatch Green Hot - Doublecross Chile Seeds

Regular price $ 2.49 USD
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A perfect chile for those that love Big Jim but want a little more heat. Large and hot meaty pods can grow up to 9” long. This Doublecross variety is a cross between Big Jim and Sandia Hot. It has the thick flesh of Big Jim and the increased heat of Sandia Hot. Heavy yields on 36” plants. 

Rellenos will be incredible with this green chile!. It can be flame roasted for immediate use, and frozen for later.

Capsicum annuum (85 days) Open-Pollinated

Heat Level: Hot – Scoville: 9,000

Looking for a milder Big Jim? 
Check out our Legacy Big Jim Seeds »

~ Packet contains 30 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.

*Technically, to call any of these chiles "Hatch Chiles," they must be grown in the Hatch region of New Mexico. But we still think they taste great when grown all over the world, plus fresh homegrown chile is always extra-delicious and it's often hard to get New Mexican chile around the world! So this is way you can grow a little bit of New Mexico in your garden, no matter where you live.

All of our seeds are GMO-free.

Customer Reviews

Based on 25 reviews
Sandra Morningstar
Hatch green chili seeds delivered quickly

I hope they are good, I won't be planting until mid may. I grew up in SW Colorado and now live in SW Michigan. The soil and temperatures, growing seasons are very different. But I am hopeful.

B Sanchez
Great chili for Texas Panhandle growing

Tried Barker hot with minimal consistency from another supplier. Planted Doublecross this year and got perfect heat,texture and flavor. Going 100% doublecross in 2024. Had great yield had to buy a roaster to keep up. Thx Sandia Seed Co.

Karla Hernandez

My garden had a destructive hail storm on Aug 7th and most of the leaves on most of my garden plants were destroyed. A few of my tomatoes and eggplant survived but these green chili plants didn’t just survive-they thrived. I pulled my first harvest since the storm and the first batch of green chili enchiladas made from these survivors were spicy hot and delicious. I m placing my order for next springs chili now!!!

Great in salsa verde

Zone: 6b
Germination rate: ~85%
Seeded indoors end of February, moved to polytunnel in April, and planted out after LFD in May. We had a very dry June and these were not on irrigation yet so they suffered early on. However, by end of July these plants were very productive- a great surprise and will continue growing next year due to the hardiness. These are hot, but perfect for salsa, especially salsa verde as the flavor blends so well with roasted tomatillos.

Perfect balance of mass and heat

With the cool and rainy summer this year in Vermont, I was afraid my Chiles wouldn't produce - moss is growing around the plants after all! However we just harvested some and the chile rellenos were delicious, thick and meaty and with enough heat that I was glad for the sour cream on the plate. The Sandias and Chimayos have pulled through as well for a relatively successful Chile season despite the crazy non-summer weather.