The heat level of Hatch Chile can vary, depending on the specific cultivar and growing conditions. They range from mild to medium heat, with Scoville Heat Units (SHU) typically falling between 1,000 and 8,000. Our hottest varieties can get up to 15,000+ Scoville Units.
Some common types of Hatch chiles include the milder NuMex Joe E. Parker and the spicier Big Jim. It's important to note that individual peppers from the same plant can also have varying heat levels. To determine the heat level of a specific Hatch chile, it's best to taste a small piece before using it in a recipe.
You can read more about our different heat varieties here!