NuMex Joe E. Parker Chile Pepper Plant

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Developed at the New Mexico Chile Pepper Institute, the NuMex Joe E. Parker was named in a honor of Mr. Joe E. Parker, a 1950 graduate of NMSU's College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences. Mr. Parker assisted in evaluating this specific selection. The NuMex Joe E. Parker pepper was first released in 1990 and is an extremely popular as both a red and green chile. The plants have single, strong main stems and are uniformly branched, providing foliage cover for sunscald protection and support high yielding production.

The NuMex Joe E. Parker is a great pepper for canning whole, and is excellent for chiles rellenos, or for grilling or roasting, due to its thicker walls. The long thick peppers mature from green to red, and can be used green or red, but their heat level is spicier when they’re red. NuMex Joe E. Parker peppers are typically not as spicy as Jalapenos, but the heat level can vary as they typically average about 800 Scoville Heat Units.The peppers typically grow to be between 6 and 8 inches long.

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

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  • 5
    I'm a big fan

    Posted by Joe (actually) on May 28th 2024

    I couldn’t be happier with my NuMex Joe Parker Chile Plants. The peppers are huge and have a fantastic flavor that’s perfect for a variety of dishes. The plants are very easy to grow and have been incredibly productive. I’ve had no issues with pests or diseases, and the peppers continue to thrive in my garden. These are definitely a must-have for anyone who loves growing their own chile peppers!

  • 5
    SO GOOD!

    Posted by Val Carillo on May 28th 2024

    These chile pepper plants are a game-changer! The NuMex Joe E Parkerp eppers are not only delicious but also very versatile. I use them fresh, roasted, and dried, and they never disappoint. The plants themselves are robust and easy to care for, with excellent resistance to common garden diseases. If you’re looking for a reliable and flavorful chile pepper, this is the one to get.

  • 5
    Very impressed

    Posted by Kathy Oversmith on May 16th 2024

    I am thoroughly impressed with my Joe Parker pepper plants! These plants have grown vigorously since I planted them and have produced an abundant harvest. The peppers are large, with a perfect balance of heat and sweetness, making them ideal for roasting and incorporating into a variety of dishes. They were easy to care for and have withstood the summer heat remarkably well. Highly recommended for any pepper enthusiast looking for a reliable and prolific plant.

  • 5
    Highly recommend

    Posted by Celeste Barnett on May 16th 2024

    I am thoroughly impressed with my Joe Parker Hatch Pepper plants!

  • 5
    Fantastic healthy plants

    Posted by Cindy Wheeler on May 15th 2024

    I've always loved the unique flavor of Hatch chile peppers, so I was thrilled to find this plant available for purchase. It arrived in excellent condition and has been thriving in my garden ever since. The peppers themselves are top-notch—plump, juicy, and bursting with flavor. They add just the right amount of heat to dishes without overwhelming the palate.

  • 5
    5 stars

    Posted by Sandy on Dec 17th 2023

    I planted Joe Parker Hatch Chile plants this season, and I'm blown away by the flavor. The peppers are robust, smoky, and have that authentic Hatch taste. My homemade green chile sauce has never been better!

  • 5
    My fav

    Posted by Janie on Dec 10th 2023

    I love these peppers so much. They are so useful in so many of my favorite recipes. Thank you for the awesome plants. They look fabulous!

  • 5
    Healthy and big

    Posted by Tamara Espinoza on Sep 26th 2023

    Highly recommend