Ground Chile Sandia

Regular price $4.99

Sandia Chile, Capsicum annuum, is another New Mexican grown chile. While it's generally considered to be a hot New Mexican pod type, its heat level falls in the medium heat range of chiles. Like most chile peppers, they start green and ripen to red. Sandia chiles grow to about 6-7" long and they're often referred to as NuMex Sandia or NuMex Sandia Select.

The Sandia chile was released by Dr. Roy Harper in 1956 by cross breeding a Numex No.9 type (originally developed by Dr. Fabian Garcia) with a Californian Anaheim-type chile. This hybrid cross was initially named "experimental 46-14" and was commercially grown as Sandia A. In 1967, the New Mexico Crop Improvement Association changed the name to Sandia. Historically, Sandia chile peppers are grown throughout the Mesilla Valley, known as New Mexico's chile bowl, and up into Hatch.

Use anywhere you would use a red chile powder. We've used it as a spicier substitute for Hatch New Mexico chile powder in numerous southwest style dishes as well as in chili, soups and stews.

If you're looking for the next step up from the Anaheim or Hatch chile in terms of heat, the Sandia Chile is an excellent choice.

Ingredients: Sandia Chile Peppers

38 gr. re-sealable pouch bag.