Barker's Hot Pepper
Barkerís Hot is the hottest New Mexico-type pepper. This chile blends good flavor with moderate heat. Fruits turn red when ripe. With thin skin, this pepper prepares quickly in the kitchen, making it a good candidate for roasting, frying whole, or stuffing. Dries well. Many people refer to Barkerís Hot as a hot Anaheim; use it as you would an Anaheim chile.
Although plants produce well in many regions, Barkerís Hot was selected from a native New Mexican chile. That means these plants thrive and bear most heavily in the desert southwest.
- Light: Full sun
- Fruit size: 5 to 7 inches long, 1 to 2 inches wide
- Matures: 75 to 85 days
- Plant spacing: 18 to 24 inches
- Plant size: 24 to 36 inches tall, 18 inches wide
- Scoville heat units: 15,000 to 30,000 (medium)