Chile de Arbol are a favorite in Mexican cuisine because of their bold heat and subtle, natural, smoky flavor. They originated in Chihuahua, Mexico and dry well with bright red color. Fresh pods can be pureed to make a sauce for chips. When left whole, they can add great flavor to oils and vinegar. Toasted pods can be ground into a powder to season red chile sauces or to create a spice rub. Narrow pendant shaped fruits grow to 3” long and mature from light green to dark red with a woody stem. This vigorous plant can reach over 4 feet in height in one season and resembles a little tree.
Start indoors in 80 degree temp about 1/4” deep 6-8 weeks before the last frost. Transplant well after danger of frost and ideally when night temps don’t go lower than 50F. Sow plants 24-36” apart. Plant in full sun. Do not need to stake plants. Fertilize with fish emulsion or a soluble, complete fertilizer.
Certified Organic. 40 Seeds per packet.
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