Joe Parker is a fabulous variety for people who are new to fresh Hatch Green Chile. This variety is a straight medium with little to no heat level variance and is only a hair hotter than our mild. If you want a real kick, you should definitely opt for our Medium-Hot (Big Jim). Joe Parker is a slightly smaller variety than our Big Jim without the crazy heat level changes. NuMex Joe Parker is the perfect if you want a little more heat than a straight mild variety, but still like some spice. It’s also the easiest variety to peel after roasting. Joe Parker tends to get hotter as the season rolls on, so if you want a hearty medium heat, please request that we ship your order towards the end of the season. Joe Parker typically yields consistent pods between 5-8 inches long, making it a great choice for chile rellenos (technically chiles relleno if you want to be picky about your Spanish grammar).