12 Inch Pequin Chile Ristra

These 12 inch Hatch Pequin Chile Ristras are available fresh in New Mexico in the early middle of the chile season every year. Typically they are available fresh locally by Labor Day, which coincides with the Hatch Chile Festival. In order to ensure products arrive in good condition, we let them dry out a few…

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These 12 inch Hatch Pequin Chile Ristras are available fresh in New Mexico in the early middle of the chile season every year. Typically they are available fresh locally by Labor Day, which coincides with the Hatch Chile Festival. In order to ensure products arrive in good condition, we let them dry out a few weeks in the sun before shipment. Expect us to begin shipping these ristras by the middle of September for the 2024 Hatch chile season! We will start shipping chile ristras across the continental US at that point in the chile season. For more information, check out our page, chile ristras.

These Ristras are made with chile pequin, or chile de arbol as it is commonly called in New Mexico. The length of the stems make it a great chile for tying into decorative shapes, such as hearts, wreaths, crosses, and more! In case you are planning to cook with these chiles, keep in mind that they are about 5 times hotter than the large Sandia chile most New Mexican ristras are tied with. They will add fire to almost anything! As this chile is more fragile than the large chile ristras, we recommend keeping them out of the elements. Consider keeping it in the kitchen, away from wind and direct sunlight. Check out our guide for where to hang a chile ristra for more ideas!