1,000-2,000 SHU - MILD. One of the most popular chilis in Mexico! High yields of 3-6" heart-shaped, thick fleshed, sweet/spicy flavored green fruits ripen to a deep red and turn a rich dark red-brown when dried. Upright 24-36"H plants. Classic pepper for chili rellenos. When dried, the fruits may be ground into an authentic red chili powder. Use in salsas, mole, grilling, stir fries and substitute in any dish for bell pepper.
Pollination occurs by insect, bird, wind, humans, or other natural mechanisms. Because there are no restrictions on the flow of pollen between individuals, open-pollinated plants are more genetically diverse. However, as long as pollen is not shared between different varieties within the same species, then the seed produced will remain true-to-type year after year.
This variety has a history of being passed down within a family or community, similar to the generational sharing of certain items like jewelry or furniture.
* This is an estimated guide. Conditions may vary considerably due to location.