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Fort Wayne, Indiana (Zone 5a)
Dec 19, 2015 9:50 AM CST
From Jarales, New Mexico. Various sizes and shapes. Relatively fleshy when green. Mild to medium heat. 5" long.
The Jarales is called landrace because the peppers are grown and collected by individual families, and these specific “races” are tied to the land area they where they have been grown for decades or hundreds of years. The areas where farmers still grow the landraces are Northern NM in high elevation villages (approximately 6,000 feet above sea level) that have very secluded fields and short growing seasons. While land-race varieties are genetically distinct from commercial chile cultivars, there is evidence that cross-pollination has occurred between the landrace-types and commercial cultivars, potentially threatening the distinction of these varieties.
Origin: New Mexico
Scoville units: 5,000
Type: Anaheim/New Mex
Uses: stuffing, roasting, fried/stir-fried, canning/processing
Fruit: particular mix of sweetness, richness, and spiciness
Fruit color & size: green > red, 5"
Fruit position & shape: pendant, elongate
Plant height: 18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
Maturity: 75-80 days
Habit: sturdy, tree-like bush
Germ. time: 2-6 weeks @ 75-90°
Seed Source: <http://shop.nativeseeds>
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