Peppers: Capsicum annuum, 'Espanola Improved'
Botanical name: Capsicum annuum, 'Espanola Improved'
Common name: chile pepper
also known as (chili pepper)
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Capsicum annuum 'Espanola Improved' is used to make fresh green chile or for drying. 'Espanola Improved' is a medium-hot, short-season chile developed in New Mexico. Thin-walled tapered fruits grow dark green and turn to red. Heavy yielder. Sow seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before the last spring frost. Transplant when soils are warm, spacing seedlings 12-18 inches apart. Enrich soil with mature compost. Needs warm conditions day and night to germinate and fruit well. Harvesting tips. Pick at peak of color. Planting depth: .25 inch. Days to germination: 6-10 days. 70 days to maturity.