Flavor is crisp, spicy, subtly sweet and smoky
- Heirloom dating back to 1894
- Very heavy yields
- Peppers reach 7" in length
- Medium Heat (2000 to 4000 Scoville)
75 days to maturity
MORE ABOUT HATCH GREEN CHILE:
(Capsicum annuum) Originally bred in 1894, this New Mexico chile has enjoyed a resurgence of popularity over the past few years. Peppers grown in the Hatch Valley of the southwest are sold seasonally in grocery stores throughout the U.S. where they often command a premium price. Why not save some money and grow your own? Large, healthy plants produce heavy yields of large green peppers with a medium heat level. Excellent for stuffing and grilling, but also well-suited for use in fresh or canned salsa. Hatch chile peppers are initially green and ripen to red when fully mature, but they're delicious at any stage. Flavor is often described as crisp, spicy, subtly sweet and smoky. Medium heat. 75 days to harvest. 25 seeds/pkt.
CULTURE: Peppers perform best in well-drained soil that contains plenty of organic matter and adequate phosphorous and calcium. Mulching plants with poly, paper, or natural materials will ensure consistent moisture throughout the root zone.
SOWING: For earliest harvest, start seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost. Sow seeds 1/4" deep in well moistened, sterile seed-starting mix. The ideal temperature for pepper seed germination is 85 degrees. For best results, place a growers heat mat beneath trays until germination has occurred. Under ideal conditions, germination should occur in 10-14 days.
TRANSPLANTING: After danger of frost has passed, set transplants 18-24" apart in rows 24-36" apart. Ensure that plants receive 1-2" of water per week. Avoid over-application of nitrogen as this can cause vegetative growth at the expense of fruit set.
INSECT PESTS: Biological controls such as Bacillus thuringiensis can be effective in controlling climbing cutworms. Aphids, flea beetles, and other hard-shelled insects can be controlled with a simple homemade insecticidal soap solution.
DISEASES AND PROBLEMS: To prevent common pepper diseases like Phytopthora and bacterial spot, avoid watering pepper plants at night or on cool, cloudy days. Excess nitrogen and/or insufficient phosphorous can cause plants to become bushy and produce few blossoms.
HARVEST AND STORAGE: Peppers can be harvested at any time, but should be picked before they become soft or overly mature. Harvesting regularly will encourage further fruit set. Peppers can be stored in the refrigerator for 4 to 5 days.
I planted 6 seeds, 4 came up and are about 3 inches tall. I kept them in the house in front of a bright window for heat. I'm disappointed that all of them didn't come up but 4 plants should be enough with everything else I have already planted in the garden.
So far we have had about 95% germination. Plants are about an inch tall 16 days after planting the seeds. Looking forward to the harvest.
Every Hatch Green chile seed I planted germinated. I used a domed starter tray and a heat pad in a sunny window Fortunately, my wife is going to let me interplant green chiles in the rose bed in front of the house. As a side befit, my Numex (about 85% germination) can have the bed in the garden, so there will be less cross-pollination and I will be able to distinguish the heat levels better. I think we may have had our last frost last night, but I will wait to transplant for a week or so. I will review again at harvest time, but this is the best germination rate I have ever gotten for New Mexico-type seeds. Thank you!
I was really excited to start my pepper seeds. This is the first time I have done Hatch Peppers. I had bought 3 packets. A friend told me they were great peppers. I always use a seed mat and then place them under a grow light for a couple of months before I set outside during sunny days. So far I had to cut into the third packet to get the amount of seeds I wanted to germinate. (About 20). But I do have to say that the ones that have germinated, they are doing well and some even tranplanted into 4" pots look good. Looking forward to the taste of these new peppers.
I planted all my seeds in January. Unfortunately we have had some very nasty weather in Las Vegas,NV of all place's. So now that I have been able to check everything with out rain or snow. Well all my seeds are gone. Everything has been washed away. And nothing is starting to grow. I'm so bummed. I've spent so much money at different stores for all my garden seeds to lose everything I planted. Thanks mother nature. Thanks😞😞😞. I pray better luck next year. I'm broke now. We are barely going to get by with what little food stamps we get. God bless EVERYONE.