75 days from transplanting. NuMex Joe E. Parker is an improved
version of New Mexico 6-4 — thicker
walls, longer peppers. This Anaheim
type pepper is excellent for roasting,
stuffing, or chopping for a variety of
dishes. A unique feature of this pepper
plant is its incredible continuing
production after the initial harvest.
Peppers turn red when mature.
500-2,500 Scoville Heat Units (mild).
This packet yeilds approximately 30 plants started indoors.
Days to Emerge:
When to sow outside: 2 to 4 weeks after average last frost when air temperature is at least 70°F and soil temperature is at least 65°F.
When to start inside: RECOMMENDED. 8 to 10 weeks before average last frost. In USDA zones 9 & 10, can also sow in midsummer for fall crop.
Harvesting: Harvest at about 8" long when green or red. Red peppers are sweeter. When harvesting, take care to avoid touching the interior of any broken peppers, as the capsaicin is an extreme irritant, especially to the eyes. Wash hands thoroughly after harvesting, or wear gloves to harvest peppers.
Artist: Toni Bond