I am trying to grow a couple of New Mexico type pepper varieties for the first time (Anaheim and New Mexico 6-4L). I'm in southern Illinois -- climatically we're sort of midwest and sort of the south.
A friend reported to me that New Mexico chilis don't do well here. She said that the plants grew okay but fruit set was very poor (whereas jalepenos and bells set fruit just fine in the same garden).
I'm wondering if this is typical or not for my region. Anyone know? I'm wondering if these varieties need dry desert areas that cool off at night. Here is southern IL, it really doesn't cool down at night much at all. Sometimes its 95F all night long.