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Chile Cultivars of New Mexico State University Released from 1913 to 2008
‘NuMex Primavera’ is an open-pollinated cultivar that was developed using a pedigree breeding method that included several generations of
hybridizations, selfing, and repeated single plant selection (Bosland et al., 1998). During each generation, selections were made based on
the horticultural characteristics deemed important to the production and processing industries. Those characteristics included easy calyx
detachment, dark green color with the absence of anthocyanin, little to no corkiness, and multiple locules. The fruit has rounded shoulders
and a semi-pointed tip that is characteristic of the standard jalapeño shape. ‘NuMex Primavera’ displays a uniformly mild heat level of
8,594 SHU, much milder than industry standard jalapeños. ‘NuMex Primavera’ fruits are 2 inches long, 1 inch wide, and wall thickness is
less than 0.25 inches. Plant height is 16.5 inches while plant width is 15 inches. ‘NuMex Primavera’ yields 16,591 lbs/acre in the field.
It is a favorite of home gardeners because of its mild heat and traditional flavors and aromas.