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Hatch Chillies

EoinEoin Posts: 4,145
I see a lot of discussion about Hatch chillies at harvest time and want to grow some over here this year. Hatch is the region, so if I'm going to grow them, what cultivar should I look for?

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  • Ozzie_IsaacOzzie_Isaac Posts: 12,974
    edited January 9
    Eoin said:
    I see a lot of discussion about Hatch chillies at harvest time and want to grow some over here this year. Hatch is the region, so if I'm going to grow them, what cultivar should I look for?
    Not sure what you mean by cultivar.  They are New Mexican chillis grown in Hatch Valley, supposedly their flavor comes from the soil and the climate.  They are really good, I drive through Hatch, New Mexico a few times a year.  Also, the chilli is very similar to Anaheim Chillis.  If.you fire roast an Anaheim chilli you will be pretty close.


    If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.

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  • BattlebornBattleborn Posts: 2,478
    Not real sure, but I think the closest you are going to find is an Anaheim Chili pepper. I could very well be wrong, the folks in Mew Mexico take their chilies pretty seriously. 
    Las Vegas, NV


  • Ozzie_IsaacOzzie_Isaac Posts: 12,974
    Not real sure, but I think the closest you are going to find is an Anaheim Chili pepper. I could very well be wrong, the folks in Mew Mexico take their chilies pretty seriously. 
    They do take their chilies very serious.  I want to register a car in New Mexico just so I can get one of their Chili Plates.


    If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.

    Some Eggs, some Weber stuff, the occasional Traeger, and various other things that make flames and hold coals.
  • EoinEoin Posts: 4,145
    Not real sure, but I think the closest you are going to find is an Anaheim Chili pepper. I could very well be wrong, the folks in Mew Mexico take their chilies pretty seriously. 
    They do take their chilies very serious.  I want to register a car in New Mexico just so I can get one of their Chili Plates.


    The plate is very cool.
  • EoinEoin Posts: 4,145
    Not real sure, but I think the closest you are going to find is an Anaheim Chili pepper. I could very well be wrong, the folks in Mew Mexico take their chilies pretty seriously. 
    I've seen Anaheim mentioned as an equivalent, but since Hatch chillies aren't a thing over here, I have no idea where to start.
  • northGAcocknorthGAcock Posts: 14,975
    Order yourself some 505 Chili and sit back and relax. 

    Johns Creek GA with a Large & a 17" Blackstone........Medium & MiniMax in storage

    Well, I married me a wife, she's been trouble all my life,
    Run me out in the cold rain and snow
  • pgprescottpgprescott Posts: 13,913
    Order yourself some 505 Chili and sit back and relax. 

    That stuff is in grocery stores way up here. Great stuff. 
  • EoinEoin Posts: 4,145
    Order yourself some 505 Chili and sit back and relax. 

    Shipping to UK isn't cheap.
  • 1voyager1voyager Posts: 1,065
    edited January 9
    Eoin said:
    Not real sure, but I think the closest you are going to find is an Anaheim Chili pepper. I could very well be wrong, the folks in Mew Mexico take their chilies pretty seriously. 
    I've seen Anaheim mentioned as an equivalent, but since Hatch chillies aren't a thing over here, I have no idea where to start.
    The Anaheim chile is a descendant of the Hatch chile. Hatch chile seeds were first planted in the Anaheim, CA area in the late 1890's. By law, only chiles grown in the Hatch Valley region of New Mexico can be called Hatch chiles. It's the same concept as champagne only comes from the Champagne region of France.

    Getting back to your question, search for Big Jim Legacy pepper seeds from the Hatch Valley, NM area. 

    Large Egg, PGS A40 gasser and way too much Griswold cast iron cookware.

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  • EoinEoin Posts: 4,145
    1voyager said:
    Eoin said:
    Not real sure, but I think the closest you are going to find is an Anaheim Chili pepper. I could very well be wrong, the folks in Mew Mexico take their chilies pretty seriously. 
    I've seen Anaheim mentioned as an equivalent, but since Hatch chillies aren't a thing over here, I have no idea where to start.
    The Anaheim chile is a descendant of the Hatch chile. Hatch chile seeds were first planted in the Anaheim, CA area in the late 1890's. By law, only chiles grown in the Hatch Valley region of New Mexico can be called Hatch chiles. It's the same concept as champagne only comes from the Champagne region of France.

    Getting back to your question, search for Big Jim Legacy pepper seeds from the Hatch Valley, NM area. 

    Got some.
  • northGAcocknorthGAcock Posts: 14,975
    Eoin said:
    Order yourself some 505 Chili and sit back and relax. 

    Shipping to UK isn't cheap.
    Don’t be so cheap. :)
    Johns Creek GA with a Large & a 17" Blackstone........Medium & MiniMax in storage

    Well, I married me a wife, she's been trouble all my life,
    Run me out in the cold rain and snow
  • EoinEoin Posts: 4,145
    Eoin said:
    Order yourself some 505 Chili and sit back and relax. 

    Shipping to UK isn't cheap.
    Don’t be so cheap. :)
    I got some seeds ordered, so on the way on the cheap .....
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 25,045
    Based on recent experience I can tell you that shipping from the UK is not cheap either.  I didn't have the opportunity to select air or target fleet freight rate.  Non perishable and ordered on a Friday, arrived the following Tuesday.   Some ships are fast but... =)
    Louisville; "indeterminate Jim" here.  Rolling smoke in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer!
  • PlutoniumPlutonium Posts: 213
    Not real sure, but I think the closest you are going to find is an Anaheim Chili pepper. I could very well be wrong, the folks in Mew Mexico take their chilies pretty seriously. 
    They do take their chilies very serious.  I want to register a car in New Mexico just so I can get one of their Chili Plates.


    I have these plates on my car! The 505 company products are pretty good. I often resort to these when my annual frozen stash runs out. 

    Like most regional produce, there’s several varieties lumped into a generalized name and they have a wide range of spice level. I mostly get big Jim and Sandia hot varieties. 
    Albuquerque, NM - LBGE and an old rusted gasser that I use for accessory storage.


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