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^ This.Satch_Q said:Anaheim's are a variety of New Mexico Chile just as are Big Jims, Sandia, NewMex 4-6 and so on. Hatch refers to a region where they are grown. It is true one can't grow a true Hatch chile in any other region but they will grow in many other places. I grow Big Jims. The Big Jim variety was developed by Jim Lytle of Hatch New Mexico. I ordered the seed direct from the Lytle family. Now, I'm not in Hatch but I'm growing the same chile. Is there a difference? Probably. Soil type, Ph level, nutrient levels and climate etc... All play a role as well as how much moisture and when it received. All I know is they are far better than the typical Anaheim found in the local grocery.
Only time I jumped into the shower with my clothes on.jaydub58 said:Super +1 what Botch said in his "tip".
Don't ask me how I know!
Agreed! I lived in Albuturkey for 5 years and that was the most intoxicating smell ever. Have a couple sources here, freshly-roasted, I buy a bushel every year (they collapse down a lot after roasting and a bushel only takes up half your top-freezer).SciAggie said:I used to be in NM when the chilies were in season. There's nothing quite like the smell when a small grocer is roasting them in a large wire drum rotating over a burner. The smell just permeates everything for a couple of blocks.