Chili pepper 'Chimayo'

Capsicum annuum longum group

How to grow Chili pepper 'Chimayo'

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Chimayo is thought of as tender, so it is imperative to wait until temperatures are mild before planting out of doors. Chimayo requires a loamy and sandy soil with a ph of 7.0 - 8.5 - it grows best in neutral soil to weakly alkaline soil.

Growing Chimayo from seed

Start indoors six to eight weeks before last frost date.

Ensure a distance of 1.95 inches (5.0 cm) between seeds when sowing - look to sow at a depth of approximately 0.2 inches (0.5 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 18°C / 64°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Chimayo about 38 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Chimayo

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Chimayo is a tender plant.

Harvesting Chimayo