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Sandia Seed Company

Hatch Red Hot - Sandia Hot Heirloom Chile Seeds

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This Hatch Red Hot is ideal for making red chile powder because of its thin-walled skin. Peppers reach full size when they are green in color and when left on the plant they will mature to red. The thin skin of this variety makes it better for dehydration than the NuMex Sandia Select which has thicker flesh. The 6”-9” pods have a spicy chile flavor and mature early and produce well in high temperatures. The thin walls allow it to dry quickly after harvest for making red chile powder. Plants grow 30-36” tall. 

Capsicum annuum (80 days) Heirloom - Open-Pollinated - Untreated

Heat Level: Hot   Scoville: 6,000 - 7,000 

~ Packet contains 30 seeds. 

In early spring, start seeds indoors 8 weeks before warm nightly temperatures. Place the seeds in sterile media and cover 1/4” deep. Provide 85°F bottom heat, bright light, and always keep moist. 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 red.  

All of our seeds are GMO-free.

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Jay D.
Authentic Hatch

These chili's have authentic Hatch pepper taste and smell, get their flavor towards or at red stage. Bought my first batch at Greens produce Arlington TX., bought one of each variety of seed on tabletop display I still have older original plus newer seeds bought. Moved from El paso TX. years back and it's great to have the New Mexico regional chili's.

Chuck Darney
Great Selection of Hatch Chilies

I grow several of the Hatch variety chilies. They're the only ones my wife will eat since the others are too hot. Even these Hatch Red Hots are not too bad for her. Some of the others like Big Jims and the large green varieties make great peppers for recipes. I've found no other source with such a wide selection. The seeds are high quality and have high germination rates.

Sandia seed is my go to supplier.

Great harvest

Great harvest from the red hot hatch peppers plants. Grew plants in raised bed in zone 7. I will grow these every year.

Better tasting tamales

This is the second time I have used Hatch Red Chile peppers. The harvest was plenty this year as last year. My wife uses these peppers for her Tamales. The freshness makes for a better-tasting tamale. She has sold over 300 so far this year. I'd be dumb if I allowed this opportunity to slip past me.

Best red chile for ristras and powders

These are our go to favorite for making ristras for drying and then later using for making powder.