Includes one seed packet for each of the following varieties:
NuMex Heritage Big Jim: Distinctive New Mexico chile flavor and medium hot pungency. Large 9 inch (22.9 cm) pods have thick flesh and are moderately flat. The thick flat pods make these ideal for plate-size chile rellenos stuffed with cheese or meat.
NuMex Joe E. Parker: Large 8 inch (20.3 cm) chiles have excellent flavor with thick flesh. This pepper turns from green to red quickly and has incredible production after the initial harvest. The great taste of this chile and its consistent heat level make it a favorite in New Mexico restaurants.
Chimayo: Chimayo chiles are unpredictable. A single plant might produce some chiles as long as six or seven inches and many more that are shorter; a few might be straight and skinny, and some will be bent oddly into curlicues. Delicious flavor. Chimayo chiles make great red chile sauce. It tastes sweet and then hot.
~ Chimayo chiles are a landrace variety of chile that has been grown for many generations (and in some cases, hundreds of years) in the same location, and has adapted to that location, in this case Chimayo, NM (a historic town north of Santa Fe). Farming of Chimayo chiles has been in decline over the past several decades, resulting in on-going efforts to preserve this unique chile pepper variety.