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Classification C. annuum
Type chili
Fruit color red
Fruit shape conical
Fruit size small
Heat level medium
Scoville Heat Units (SHU) 4,000-6,000
Maturity midseason
Variety type heirloom, open-pollinated
Country USA
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Chimayo (2) - ripe fruit. 2014-09-26.


This strain of Chimayo pepper from Sandia Seed produces large, up to 8-10" long pods that turn dark red when fully mature. Delicious flavor with medium heat.

Seed source:

1. Rob Gee, OH 09
2. Randall Simmons, Burlington, IA 12 / CV Sandia Seed

Year grown: 2014

Location: Zone 7b, PNW, Anmore, BC, Canada (760 ft above sea level)


  • a.k.a. Chimayó.
  • An heirloom variety from Chimayo, New Mexico, USA.
  • United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), PI 593474. Donated to USDA in 1994.
  • First offered in the Seed Savers 1989 Yearbook by Joseph DiMaio of Durham, North Carolina (NC DI J).
  • SSE PEPPER 99.

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