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Fort Wayne, Indiana (Zone 5a)
Dec 19, 2015 10:01 AM CST
Anaheim/New Mex type from Jemez Pueblo in northern New Mexico at 6,000'. Among the earlier maturing chiles grown at CF in 2001. Mild to medium-hot.
The Jemez, (pronounced “Hay Mess”) 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 season. 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: 3500
Type: Anaheim/New Mex
Taste: pungent flavor with hint of strawberry
Uses: stuffing, prolific, roasting, fried/stir-fried, canning/processing
Fruit color & size: green > red, 4"-4.5"
Fruit position & shape: pendant, conical
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.org/
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