NuMex Española Improved

NuMex Española Improved


Scientific Classification

Capsicum annuum

Heat rating in Scovilles:

1500 – 4000

In 1984 the NuMex Española Improved chile was developed at NMSU by Drs. Matta and Nakayama.

It is a cross between ‘Sandia‘ and the northern New Mexico ‘Española’ chile. An early maturing fast growing chile adapted to short growing seasons. It has smooth well shaped 5 – 6” pods that dry well.

Pepper cultivars developed at the New Mexico State University carry the designation ‘NuMex’.

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