Pintado Chile was harvested mid-harvest as they started to turn Red.
These Chiles are streaked with a red and orange blush and tend to be a bit sweeter than Green Chiles.
Brings a nice color to your Chile recipes.
Where does our Chile come from?
We have only one source for our Chile, Snake Ranch Farms,
Farmer Sichler and his family have been at it for over 100 years.
Snake Ranch Farms is located on the Rio Grande river, in the Chile growing region of New Mexico, about 90 miles North of the town of Hatch.
How is it shipped?
We ship our Frozen Chile in insulated containers with frozen
gel packs enclosed to ensure a successful delivery.
Ready for your freezer upon delivery.
We use fast FedEx or UPS shipping.
Shipping cost is always included.
Are 10 pounds too much to use?
No, Our Chile comes in 1 pound bags. Use a pound as needed, store the rest in your freezer.
Can I get different temperatures?
Yes! Order the "sampler" and let us know what kind and how many of each you want in our notes section.
Or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your choices.
When was the Chile picked?
Our Chile was picked the last harvest. It was roasted the next day, packed and put into our giant freezers where it waits for a home.
Is it ready to eat?
Almost. We freeze the Chile with skin on. This helps protect the "meat" of the pepper. After thawing simply take the skin off, it almost falls off, cut off the stem and remove seeds.
Then it's ready to put on a steak or burger or dice it and use it in your favorite recipes.
What is the difference between
Green, Red & Pintado?
Green-Picked at the beginning of the harvest.
Pintado- also know as Christmas Tree-Picked in the middle of the harvest, the Chile is starting to turn color, it will have some Red.
Red-Picked at the end of the harvest. Harvested Red right off the vine. Fresh! You can let Green Chile set and it will turn Red however it would not be Fresh. Red has a sweeter taste.
The color has no effect on heat levels.