Database of Chilli Pepper Varieties


Species: Annuum | Origin: New Mexico | Heat: Mild

Developed b the NMSU in honor of Mr Joe E. Parker of Las Cruces, New Mexico, a 1950 graduate of NMSU's College of Agriculture and Home Economics. Parker evaluated this specific selection. This cultivar is an improved version of the 'New Mexico 6-4', the standard chile cultivar for southern New Mexico. The plants are medium tall and very productive producing 15-20cm long peppers which ripen from bright green through mahogany to red in approx 80 days.It has thicker walls, more flesh and longer peppers than the original. This pepper is excellent for roasting, stuffing or chopping for a variety of dishes and is commonly used in New Mexico to make the dried pepper wreaths. Mild pungency 1000 SHU

Mark McMullan

Mark McMullan