Do Green Chillies turn Red?

Posted on 30 September 2018


Do Green Chillies* turn Red after picking? 

Red Hatch Chile SeedsIf you are growing New Mexican Chiles such as the Chimayo or Hatch Red Chiles, and, they are close to being ripe (after about 75 days from seed to harvest), they'll usually turn red after you pick them. Often times, chile ristras are made out of multi-color peppers in various stages of ripeness, and they often will all turn red as they dry.

Chile Ristras are a great way of letting your peppers air dry if you live in a dry climate, they are beautiful as well as functional for drying out your chile peppers for winter use. You can turn dried peppers into pepper flakes or powder to make sauces, stews and lots of other delicious flavorful spicy recipes. Learn how to make a Chile Ristra »

*Note: Here in New Mexico, "Chiles" is the proper way to spell chiles. But we spelled it this way as that what most people search! No worries, we don't hold it against you, it really depends on where you're located in the world on how you spell chiles. 

Also to Note: Hatch chiles technically can only be called Hatch if they're grown in the Hatch valley in New Mexico. Read more on What Makes a Hatch Chile Hatch »


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