Vpe 4929 lg chimayo
Days To Maturity : 60-75
Germination Days : 8-25
Planting Depth : 1/2
Seed Code : N
Seeds Per Packet : 25
Spacing : 12
When To Plant : Spring
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Chimayo Hot Pepper VPE-4929



Rare, rich-flavored early pepper.

Ancient heirloom from the mountains of New Mexico,

this pepper is not meant to be very hot-it's the sweet, complex, ultra-flavorful base for chili powder and enchilada sauce. Hotness: 1.

Early ripening for dependable crops in the North and mountain areas; our seed was grown at 3000 ft in the foggy Coast Range. Chimayo dries easily, great to string in ristras for gifts or your own kitchen.

BOTANICAL NAME: Capsicum sp.


Cultivation similar to tomato. Start seeds indoors about two months before last hard frost. Overwatering in flats may cause damping off or fungus. Transplant seedlings 12" apart into a sunny area when soil is warm and nights are above 50F. Protect from cutworms. Responds to calcium, phosphorous (bone meal), and magnesium. Water deeply and seldom, letting the soil surface dry out a bit. Harvest when deep red, slice open to dry. A coffee mill works to grind into chile powder.

GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFORMATION: H/Matures 9-12/Harvest up to 17/Yield fresh 36-197, hot dried 5-20/Spacing 12"

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION : easy to grow and tolerates hot weather

Grown by ours truly Jason Menesini.

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Productive chiles
on 03/31/16 by Ellen in Arizona

These grow well in the upper Sonoran Desert of Arizona, about 5000 ft. elevation. There is good rainfall here in the summer, which they need. Flavor is somewhat mild and tasty.

on 02/20/14 by Hannah Abraham-Shea in NM

A sweet hot, complex pepper perfect for making chili powder and enchiladas. A family favorite!