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NuMex Joe E. Parker Heritage Chile Seeds

NuMex Joe E. Parker Heritage Chile Seeds

Taste of New Mexico

The Garden Heritage Chile NuMex Joe E. Parker, a revered cultivar, originates from New Mexico and is part of the Capsicum annuum species. Renowned for its rich flavor and mild heat, this chile variety is a staple in Southwestern cuisine.

The plant showcases a robust appearance with compact, bushy growth, reaching a height of about 24-30 inches. Its deep green foliage provides a striking backdrop to the elongated, tapered chiles that mature from green to a vibrant red hue upon ripening. These peppers measure around 6-8 inches in length and 1-1.5 inches in width, displaying a slightly wrinkled surface.

In terms of taste, the NuMex Joe E. Parker chile offers a delightful, earthy flavor with a mild heat level, typically measuring around 500 to 700 Scoville Heat Units (SHU). Its balanced spiciness and rich taste make it an ideal choice for various culinary uses, such as roasting, grilling, stuffing, or adding depth to sauces and salsas.

Cultivating NuMex Joe E. Parker from seed demands specific growing conditions. Start seeds indoors approximately 8-10 weeks before the last frost date, using a seed-starting mix. Maintain a warm environment of around 70-80°F (21-27°C) to facilitate germination. Once seedlings have a few sets of true leaves, transplant them outdoors into well-draining soil with good sunlight exposure.

Providing full sun and warm temperatures, ideally between 70-85°F (21-29°C), ensures optimal growth and fruit development. Consistent moisture, well-drained soil, and a warm climate are key to a successful harvest of these flavorful chiles, which thrive in the Southwestern regions but can be cultivated in various climates with proper care.

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Description

The Garden Heritage Chile NuMex Joe E. Parker, a revered cultivar, originates from New Mexico and is part of the Capsicum annuum species. Renowned for its rich flavor and mild heat, this chile variety is a staple in Southwestern cuisine.

The plant showcases a robust appearance with compact, bushy growth, reaching a height of about 24-30 inches. Its deep green foliage provides a striking backdrop to the elongated, tapered chiles that mature from green to a vibrant red hue upon ripening. These peppers measure around 6-8 inches in length and 1-1.5 inches in width, displaying a slightly wrinkled surface.

In terms of taste, the NuMex Joe E. Parker chile offers a delightful, earthy flavor with a mild heat level, typically measuring around 500 to 700 Scoville Heat Units (SHU). Its balanced spiciness and rich taste make it an ideal choice for various culinary uses, such as roasting, grilling, stuffing, or adding depth to sauces and salsas.

Cultivating NuMex Joe E. Parker from seed demands specific growing conditions. Start seeds indoors approximately 8-10 weeks before the last frost date, using a seed-starting mix. Maintain a warm environment of around 70-80°F (21-27°C) to facilitate germination. Once seedlings have a few sets of true leaves, transplant them outdoors into well-draining soil with good sunlight exposure.

Providing full sun and warm temperatures, ideally between 70-85°F (21-29°C), ensures optimal growth and fruit development. Consistent moisture, well-drained soil, and a warm climate are key to a successful harvest of these flavorful chiles, which thrive in the Southwestern regions but can be cultivated in various climates with proper care.

Shipping Information

Ships from Northern CA.

Shipping Weight: 0.01 lb

Dimensions: 0.1"L x 3.25"W x 4.5"H

Features

  • Heirloom
  • Open-Pollinated
  • Spicy Flavor

Characteristics

USDA Growing Zone: 3 - 11
Approximate Harvest Time : Early Fall
Approximate Harvest Time : Early Summer
Approximate Harvest Time : Late Summer
Growth Habit : Bush
Life Cycle : Tender Annual
Plant Family : Solanaceae (Nightshades)
Planting Time : Summer
Seed Unit Sizes : Seed Pack
Soil pH : 6.1 - 6.5
Soil pH : 6.6 - 7.0
Starting Location : Start Indoors & Transplant
Sun Requirements : Full Sun

Planting & Care

Soil & Water: Peppers require deeply-worked, well-drained soil with plenty of added organic matter and a pH of 6.0-6.8. Water deeply, but don't over water.

Planting & Growing: Start seeds indoors 8 weeks before the last frost. Direct seeding is not recommended. Stake to keep fruit off the ground and mulch for disease and weed control.

Harvesting & Storage: Harvest the first fruits early to encourage continued production through the season. Cut (don't pull) the fruit from the stems. These peppers may be harvested from the green stage through the color changes.

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