About the Chile

Hatch chiles come in various heat levels, here is information on the Sandia sariety pepper
Hatch Chiles: Rated the #1 chile

Sandia is a hot chile pepper. However, it is also versatile and very tasty green chile, ranging from five to eight inches when mature. Our Sandia can be used in everything from enchiladas to rellenos because of its size and any dish you can think of which calls for a good kick because of its heat. The Sandia Hot variety of chile was first released by Dr. Harper in 1956, then known as Sandia A, and officially known as Sandia as of 1967. Sandia has a heat level of between 1,500-2,000, as measured by Scoville Heat Units. It is consistently hot and spicy, without being too overpowering.

  • From Big Jim (Mild) to the Lumbre (X-Hot)

  • Compared to the other varieties

  • The hotter they are, the smaller they get

  • As the pepper ripens, it goes from green to red

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