NuMex Heritage 6-4 Chile Pepper Plant

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Developed by New Mexico State University's Chile Pepper Institute, the NuMex 6-4 pepper is a specific variety of chile pepper that was created through a breeding program aimed at producing a mild green chile pepper with excellent flavor. The NuMex Heritage 6-4, which is the most commonly found Hatch variety in supermarkets, is an improved New Mexico green chile with mild heat and great flavor. The original New Mexico 6-4 seed from a 1957 seed bank was used to reselect this variety with all the best attributes. The result has more flavor with higher yields and more uniform heat. All of the improved New Mexico green chile cultivars from New Mexico State University carry the 'NuMex' name.

The NuMex 6-4 pepper is named after its development code, "6-4," and it has gained popularity for its consistent performance, disease resistance, and versatility in cooking. It is known for its medium heat level and is often described as having a rich, earthy flavor. This variety is typically harvested when green, but it can also be allowed to ripen and turn red, at which point it develops a sweeter taste. The NuMex 6-4 pepper is commonly used in a variety of dishes, including salsas, sauces, and traditional New Mexican cuisine.

We specialize in providing plants for the five main Hatch chile varieties: 

 

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  • 5
    Pleasure doing business

    Posted by Karen Williamson on May 28th 2024

    The NuMex Heritage 6-4 Chile Pepper plants are fantastic! The peppers have a rich, smoky taste with a mild heat that’s perfect for my family’s palate. The plants are very productive, and I’ve been able to harvest a large number of peppers each season. They’re also quite hardy and resistant to disease, which makes them easy to grow. I couldn’t be happier with this purchase and highly recommend it to all pepper lovers!

  • 5
    5 stars

    Posted by Randy on May 28th 2024

    The NuMex Heritage 6-4 Chile Pepper Plants are fantastic! The peppers have a rich, smoky taste with a mild heat that’s perfect for my family’s palate. The plants are very productive, and I’ve been able to harvest a large number of peppers each season. They’re also quite hardy and resistant to disease, which makes them easy to grow. I couldn’t be happier with this purchase and highly recommend it to all pepper lovers!

  • 5
    Great plant order

    Posted by Peter Brandstatter, Niles, MI on May 16th 2024

    The 6-4 Hatch Pepper plants have proven to be incredibly reliable and resilient. Despite some unpredictable weather, they have thrived and produced an impressive yield. The peppers themselves are flavorful and versatile, ideal for both fresh use and preserving. The plants are easy to care for, making them a great choice for both novice and experienced gardeners. I'm very pleased with the results and will definitely be growing them again.

  • 5
    5 stars

    Posted by Joe Carter on May 15th 2024

    As an avid gardener and a lover of authentic flavors, I recently decided to try my hand at growing the NuMex Heritage 6-4 Chile Pepper Plant, and I must say, I'm thoroughly impressed. From the moment it arrived, I could tell this plant was something special. It was robust and healthy, with vibrant green leaves promising a bountiful harvest.

  • 5
    Good communication

    Posted by C V on Dec 21st 2023

    Received tracked info with my order and it arrived within a few days. It’s a very health chile plant.

  • 5
    Satisfied

    Posted by H Gordon on Dec 20th 2023

    My plants look really healthy. I am really excited to grow these. Thank you.

  • 5
    Very happy

    Posted by Tomas Rodriguez on Dec 17th 2023

    These Hatch Chile plants are incredibly hardy. I planted them in different conditions, and they thrived in all. The plants are robust, disease-resistant, and the peppers are consistently top-notch. Definitely my go-to chili for the garden!

  • 5
    Love these!

    Posted by Mitch Rudolph on Dec 7th 2023

    I’mSOOO excited to have these growing in my garden this year!!!

  • 5
    Nice healthy plant

    Posted by Jane Z on Dec 5th 2023

    Highly recommend this nursery. My plant arrived in outstanding condition.