Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

This Year’s Chiles

Are ready and are being picked.

Many say the best chiles in the world come from Hatch.

Don’t believe it. The best chiles come from Mesilla.

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Sunday, September 28th, 2008

Chiles Being Picked

The chiles are being picked now, which is done by hand for most varieties. These photos were taken while other parts of the field were being harvested.

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Monday, October 9th, 2006

Mesilla Chiles

The local chile harvest is almost over.

Chile pods can be picked green or red. The pods, green initially, turn red when older.

Green chiles are eaten in many ways, chile rellenos being perhaps the most famous. Red chiles are used for spicing and sauces.

Here’s a green chile two days before its harvest:

Here are red chiles from the same field. Because the pods mature at different times, a field will have both green and red.

Here’s a banana pepper:

Here are cherry peppers:

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