New Mexico Hatch Chile Seeds. The New Mexico Hatch chile (C. Annuum) is a US heirloom variety that comes from Hatch, New Mexico - as the name suggests Very popular in the US for texmex and mexican cuisine, these chillies are also referred to as New Mexico Green chillies and are eaten every way imagenable, but mainly roasted before hand - either when green or red. These chillies are superb growers and produce great yields of big chillies that are about 20cm in length by 7cm in breadth. Chillies ripen from green to red, but are usually picked when green to be roasted and made into a sauce that can be used as salsa or in mexican/texmex dishes. A truly fantastic variety. When eaten green, pods are very herbacious in flavour with a nice kick to them (spice wise). When fully ripe, pods are smokey and fruity, plump and simply delicious. Great for sauces or for stuffing. Pods can also be dried and made into powder. Such a versatile chilli and grows really well in our climate. Plants are small to medium with a high yield.
Chillihead Images of fresh chillies shown in product views are for purpose of showing the type of chillies that these seeds have been harvested from. We do not sell fresh chillies on this site. Customers are advised that they are buying chilli seeds for the type of chilli shown in the product view. All our chilli plants are open pollinated. While seeds are harvested from plants as advertised, there is a possibility that hybridization/cross polination may occur. We do not sell to minors under the age of 18. We would also like to warn customers that most of our products are exctremely hot and should be treated with utmost respect.
|Start:||Start Indoors: July - August (About 8 weeks before the last frost) Plant Outdoors: First weeks of October (Weather Permitting - night time temperatures have to be over 10ºC)|
|Soil Type:||Loamy, well drained soil.|
|Sunlight:||Generally Full Sun. The more the better. Seedlings should be introduced to sun gradually in early spring and protected with 40% shade netting (if possible). Some of the Wild chilli varieties perefer dappled sunlight.|
|Days to harvest:||Generally between 65 - 100 days from planting. This can vary depending on variety and on given growing conditions and weather. Insect or plant (hail) damage may also slow plant growth.|
|Spacing:||Plant 45 - 60cm apart and raise roots above ground level in raised beds or rows.|