Pepper (Chilli) - Chimayo
Chimayo is an exceptionally early Capsicum annuum cultivar, which produces ripe chillies some two weeks earlier than a typical bell pepper. The red chillies are of good size and of moderate pungency. Chimayo dries well and is excellent for making ristras, making it a dual purpose culinary / ornamental variety.
Sow indoors from February to April, in soil 0.5 cm deep, in separate pots if possible. Pot on in late May outdoors either in containers as patio plants or in a well protected site. Peppers can be slow to germinate so allow up 35+ days. Compost should not be too moist to prevent the seeds from rotting. All chilli peppers are very sensitive to the cold.