Pre-Orders for Fresh Hatch Green Chile are available in Mild, Medium, Hot and X-Hot heat levels and shipped in 5, 10, and 25-pound boxes. Our chile is picked and shipped the same day to get to you as fresh as possible. From our farms to your table, a piece of the Land of Enchantment. These orders start shipping when harvest begins in July/August for green chile.
This year's crop is running on the milder side. If you are concerned about the heat level, we recommend going one heat level up.
This is Fresh Hatch Green Chile, it has NOT been roasted. The regular season for fresh chile here in the Hatch Valley runs from mid-July through mid-October. However, depending on the weather, we may have certain varieties coming off earlier or later by a few weeks. There are approximately 6-10 chile pods per pound, accounting for natural variation.
Mild - Machete and Joe Parker
Machete and Joe Parker range in size from 6-9 inches and have little to no heat. Mild is a great option for customers who love the flavor of Hatch Green Chile, but don't want to overdo it on the spice level. It is rather meaty and works well for mild rellenos. Some folks enjoy the flavor and meatiness of mild so much, they cut the vein from a pod of Sandia (Hot) or Lumbre (X-Hot) and stuff it inside mild rellenos, so that they can enjoy the meatiness and flavor without losing the heat.
Medium - Big Jim and Charger
Big Jim and Charger are our famous medium heat varieties. Both are great for rellenos, as they are the largest and most meaty pods. These varieties have somewhat inconsistent heat levels from pod to pod and from year to year, so expect a lot of variation. Medium pods can grow between 8 and 14 inches in length. They can range on the scoville scale from 500-3,500 SHU.
Hot - Sandia and G76
Sandia and G76 tend to be smaller than the mild or medium pods, ranging from 4-8 inches in length. These varieties are favorites among chile veterans. They can be used for enchiladas, stew, sauces, and much more. Typically our hot is more than hot enough for most chile lovers, and it provides a great blend of flavor and heat.
X-Hot - Lumbre
Lumbre is our hottest variety, is relatively new to the world of New Mexican chile. It is much hotter than our regular Hot (Sandia). It is a true scorcher, with each pod coming out blistering hot. Averaging 3-5 inches in length, it is the smallest variety we've ever grown. You don't need to use much of this chile to sufficiently spice up your favorite dishes!
All orders shipped via 2-Day or Overnight are guaranteed to arrive fresh, so we compensate our customers accordingly when spoilage/damage occurs.
We cannot ship this product to PO Boxes. Please use a physical address when checking out.
Any changes (hold requests, upgraded shipping, substitutions, address changes) must be made by 4pm MST on Monday before your order is shipped out. We only ship our fresh chiles on Tuesdays. Our order cutoff time for Tuesday shipments is Friday at 5pm MT.
Not sure which variety is best for you? Use the Scovile Heat Units to determine your heat tolerance.
Chile pepper heat is measured in Scoville Units. The number of Scoville Units indicates the amount of capsaicin present.