Escondida Pepper 10+ Seeds

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Escondida-(Capsicum annuum)-Escondida is a small town just south of Socorro, New Mexico. The name means in Spanish means hidden. Which is funny because it was listed in census in 1860 but then not mentioned for over 25 years?? Was it hidden?? Also in 1903 a Post Office was established in a town with the same name just north of Socorro. Which makes it more confusing. Nobody knows which of these villages Escondida chile is from. And presently you cannot find the Escondida chile growing at either village anymore. So if we dont grow and share it will be gone! The Escondida chile has a great rich slightly sweet flavor. The heat builds slow and it ripens from green to red. The Escondida chile plants grow 2 to 3 feet tall and produce peppers 3 to 5 inches in length. Tests at NMSU show it having a heat level of over 15,000 Scoville units.

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Escondida Peppers

Escondida is a small town just south of Socorro, New Mexico. The name means in Spanish means hidden. Which is funny because it was listed in census in 1860 but then not mentioned for over 25 years?? Was it hidden?? Also in 1903 a Post Office was established in a town with the same name just north of Socorro. Which makes it more confusing. Nobody knows which of these villages Escondida chile is from. And presently you cannot find the Escondida chile growing at either village anymore. So if we dont grow and share it will be gone!

The Escondida chile has a great rich slightly sweet flavor. The heat builds slow and it ripens from green to red. The Escondida chile plants grow 2 to 3 feet tall and produce peppers 3 to 5 inches in length. Tests at NMSU show it having a heat level of over 15,000 Scoville units.

At Refining Fire Chiles we isolate our seed production plants to avoid cross-pollination with other chile species. If you want to grow your own chiles, you can purchase seeds right here, or full plants (March-August) and have fresh chiles by September.

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