Chili pepper 'Wenk's Yellow Hots'

Capsicum annuum longum group

How to grow Chili pepper 'Wenk's Yellow Hots'

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Wenk's Yellow Hots is thought of as tender, so it is really important to ensure that the outside temperature is well above freezing before planting or moving outdoors. Ensure your soil is loamy and sandy and has a ph of between 5.6 and 8.0 as Chili pepper is a weakly acidic soil to weakly alkaline soil loving plant.

Growing Wenk's Yellow Hots from seed

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Wenk's Yellow Hots about 56 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Wenk's Yellow Hots

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Wenk's Yellow Hots is a tender plant.

Harvesting Wenk's Yellow Hots

This variety tends to be ready for harvesting by late summer.

Chili pepper Wenk's Yellow Hots Etymology

This is a native American heirloom developed by a gardener named Erris Wenk in New Mexico. It may have some Chipotle or Jalapeno as well as Anaheims, Fresnos, Banana/Wax peppers, and Pimento sweet peppers, in its ancestry. And it is definitely not a variety of Serrano.

Wenk's Yellow Hots folklore & trivia

Wenk’s Yellow Hot is an heirloom variety of Capsicum annuum that was developed by a gardener named Wenk in New Mexico. It is related to Fresno, Siling Lara, Wailua Pepper, Hawaiian Sweet Hot, Chervena Chujski, Achar, Achari, Almapaprika, Banana Wax, and Pimento. As with these other varieties of sweet peppers, this pepper is only sweet when fully ripened until red in color.
This was developed by crossing various Capsicum annuums until an ideal blend of flavor, productivity, disease and insect resistance, and drought tolerance were finally found.
Then, the variety was stabilized… various backcrosses done, until all these desirable characteristics remained relatively stable in the offspring grown from saved seeds.
The varieties used to develop this pepper include New mexico pepper plants in the Anaheim group, and Sweet pepper plants such as Pimento and Chervena Chujski. May also have included Chipotle/Jalapeno plants.

Other Names for Chili pepper 'Wenk's Yellow Hots'

Wenks Yellow Hot