Plants for the Southwest
New Mexico Red Chile
These Red Chile seeds are the same variety as grown in Hatch, New Mexico.
This variety is perfect for roasting and is great for making red chile sauce or red chile powder from the dried red pods.
New Mexico Red Chile has thick flesh with heat that can range from mild to medium. Chiles are 8" long on productive 30” plants. A very heavy yielding chile pepper. It turns quickly from green to red. Fresh red chile is perishable and difficult to find in grocery stores. Grow your own and pick it at peak maturity.
Heat Level: Mild to Medium Scoville 1000-3000
In early spring, start seeds indoors 8 weeks prior to warm nightly temperatures. Place the seeds in sterile media and cover 1/4” deep. Provide 85°F bottom heat, bright light, and keep moist at all times. Seeds will germinate in 7 - 21 days. Transplant seedlings into pots and grow until there are 6 true leaves on the plant. Plant them directly into rich soil, 30” apart, or into large 5-gallon containers. Seeds can also be planted directly into the garden after all threat of frost has past. Chiles can be harvested when full size and green. If left on the plant for a couple more weeks, the chiles will turn red at full maturity and have more flavor.
Originally founded as a landscaping project to create habitat for hummingbirds, Dry Heat Gardens is a small gardening company providing plants and seeds for Southwest gardens. Everything is grown on our property and harvested by hand. To protect our hummingbirds and all of our backyard friends, we never use pesticides or herbicides of any kind.
Our home garden is located in Los Lunas, New Mexico. Every day begins with watering, weeding, pruning, seed collecting and product photography. Every seed and plant that we sell has proven itself to thrive in our hot and dry desert conditions. We never resell plants or seeds from 3rd party suppliers.
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I am DeAnna Vincent, professional photographer and lifetime gardener. In 2017, my husband Johnpaul and I purchased five acres of property in Los Lunas, New Mexico and I immediately set about creating a backyard sanctuary to attract hummingbirds. My project was very successful and not only did I create a wonderful habitat for hummingbirds but I also had a yard full of beautiful plants producing copious quantities of seeds. The abundance of seeds became the inspiration for starting a gardening company and Dry Heat Gardens was born!