Growing NuMex College 64L Hot Pepper Vegetable Seeds
- Latin Name: Capsicum annuum
- Hardiness Zone: Annual 3-11 (Perennial 9-11)
- Days to Maturity: 80-90
- Days to Germination: 14 - 28
- Seeding Depth: 1/4"
- Plant Width: 24-36”
- Plant Height: 24-36”
- Row Spacing: 36-48”
- Growth Habit: Sturdy upright
- Soil Preference: Rich, well-drained
- Temperature Preference: 70-90°F
- Light Preference: Full sun
- Pests and Diseases: Susceptible to fungus, leaf spotting, and root rot in poorly drained soil. Also watch for aphids, white flies, and cut worms.
- NuMex College 64L Hot Pepper Color: Green, turning to red when fully mature
- NuMex College 64L Hot Pepper Scoville: Good flavor, mildly hot
How to Grow NuMex College 64L Hot Peppers from Seed
It’s recommended to start the seeds indoors in early spring, sowing them 1/4” deep and keeping them moist until germination.
Seeds usually germinate within 14 to 28 days. Once the seeds have sprouted, they can be moved into either larger pots or directly into the rich soil of a vegetable garden (with at least 24” of spacing between the individual plants). As with all pepper plants, try to ensure full sun for optimal growth.
NuMex College 64L Hot Peppers in the Vegetable Garden
NuMex College 64L Hot Peppers are a great addition to any garden, particularly if you live in a climate well-suited for growing peppers. It is important to keep them well-watered while also maintaining good soil drainage to avoid root rot.
Because they are a milder variety of pepper without a lot of heat, NuMex College 64L peppers are a good choice for roasting and grilling but also make an excellent addition to a wide variety of other delicious recipes.
Harvesting NuMex College 64L Hot Peppers
When fully mature, the plants grown from these seeds will be produce good yields of peppers that are approximately 5” in length and turn from green to red when ready for harvesting.
As with most types of peppers, it’s often best to snip the fruit from the plant with shears (leaving a small amount of stem behind on the plant). Because they are a milder pepper in comparison to other varieties such a Habanero and Scotch Bonnet (which have very high levels of capsaicin) you shouldn’t need to worry about avoiding direct skin contact with the fruit, but it is still recommended to avoid touching your eyes or face when harvesting just in case.
Peppers can be picked and eaten fresh when they aren’t fully mature and are still green. For fully mature peppers, harvest after 85 days.
About NuMex College 64L Hot Pepper Seeds
Capsicum annuum. (75-85 days)
Exclusively cultivated by New Mexico State University’s premier Chile Pepper Institute, NuMex College 64L hot peppers boast peppers each rated at ~2,500 SHU.
Nu Mex College 64L peppers are mild but still have some heat. Peppers are 5” long and 1.5” wide. They grow from green and mature to be red. Plants have green stems and leaves with white flowers.
They are often used to make chili powder by drying and grinding them.
NuMex College 64L Hot Pepper Seeds Per Package:
- 250 mg - Packet Seeds - Approximately 45 Seeds
- .25 oz - Packet Seeds - Approximately 1,250 Seeds
- 1 oz - Wholesale Seeds - Approximately 5,000 Seeds
- 4 oz - Wholesale Seeds - Approximately 20,000 Seeds
- 1 lb - Bulk Seeds - Approximately 80,000 Seeds
Non-GMO NuMex College 64L hot pepper seeds are available for Fast Free Shipping on orders over $45.