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Hatch Green X Hot - Lumbre - (Capsicum annum)
The Hatch Lumbre was developed by Jimmy Lytle, son of Big Jim Lytle for whom the Big Jim variety is named. The Lumbre pods range from 4-6 inches in length and ripen from green to red. Plants will get 3 feet tall and is best to stake them up or use cages as the chiles are very heavy.
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: 9,000-10,000 (SHU) Scoville Heat Units – Mild Heat
Flavor: Sweet and Complex, Earthy.