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Hatch Green Mild - NM 6-4 - (Capsicum annum)
The most popular green chile to grow because of its mild heat content and it matures early and grows well in short seasons. Hatch Green Mild - NM 6-4 has always been the standard for open-pollinated mild green chile. It is such a wonderful variety that it remains very similar to its improved cousin NuMex Heritage 6-4. Pods are 6" long with thick fleshy walls and grow on 30” plants.
A little background on Hatch Chiles: Hatch green chile refers to varieties of New Mexican chile grown in Hatch Valley, NM. Only chiles grown in Hatch, New Mexico, and the surrounding Hatch Valley is actually considered a “Hatch Chile”. There are many different varieties of green and red chile grown, meaning “hatch chile” is a catchall phrase for chile grown in the Valley.
Heat level: 1,000-1,500 (SHU) Scoville Heat Units – Mild Heat
Flavor: Sweet and Complex, Earthy.