10,000-18,000 SHU- HOT. Twice as hot as most other Hatch types. Elongated with a slight curve and taper to a blunt end. The chiles are not as large as other New Mexico types usually averaging about 5 to 6 inches in length.
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 is an estimated guide. Conditions may vary considerably due to location.