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Fort Wayne, Indiana (Zone 5a)
Dec 19, 2015 11:15 AM CST
Kori Sitakame
"Landrace Chile"
"Red Chile". From Norogachi, A Tarahumara pueblo in highland Chihuahua. Relatively thin-walled and smooth-skinned triangular fruit. Looks almost translucent when dry. Medium to hot, increasing after a few seconds.
The Kori Sitakame 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.

Capsicum: Annuum
Origin: New Mexico
PI:  645497
Scoville units: 500-1500
Type: Anaheim/New Mex
Uses: drying, roasting, chopped frozen
Taste: particular mix of sweetness, richness, and spiciness
Fruit color & size: green > red, 3-5"
Fruit position & shape: pendant, conical
Plant height: 24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
Maturity: 75-80 days
Habit: sturdy, tree-like bush
Germ. time: 2-6 weeks @ 75-90°
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