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Want homegrown chiles? Now is time to plant

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Dr. Robert Flynn holds a chile plant of the AZ-20 variety that is in the germination phase. In approximately 90 days, the chiles will be ready for harvest. (Tyler Green - Daily Press)
Dr. Robert Flynn holds a chile plant of the AZ-20 variety that is in the germination phase. In approximately 90 days, the chiles will be ready for harvest. (Tyler Green - Daily Press)

By ASHLEY TRUJILLO
Daily Press Staff Writer

For those craving homegrown green chile, the time to plant is now.

Spring is upon us and Robert Flynn, of NMSU Agricultural Science Center in Artesia, says gardeners interested in producing their own chile should begin planting the seeds.

“Transplants should wait awhile,” Flynn said. “People can also stagger their planting so they don’t all come out at once.”

There are many varieties of chile available to the person who wants to spice up a dish. The heat of a chile, either green or red, is determined by the variety. According to Flynn, all varieties grow well in New Mexico soil. … For the rest of the story, subscribe in print and on the web.

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