Barker’s Hot Pepper

Barker’s Hot Pepper


Scientific Classification

Capsicum annuum

Heat rating in Scovilles:

15000 – 30000

Growing to 5-7 inches in length, the NuMex Barker’s Hot Pepper is one of the hotter of the Anaheim/New Mexico varieties. This heirloom chile blends good flavor with moderate heat. Many people refer to Barker’s Hot as a hot Anaheim; use it as you would Anaheim chiles.

Green fruits ripen to bright red; heat increases as peppers become redder.

CULINARY USES: The fruits have thin skins, making them great for roasting, frying whole, canning or stuffing. They also make deliciously hot salsa.

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