Pueblo Chile Seeds
Posted on 24 February 2020
Discover Pueblo Chile Seeds from Colorado!
We are excited to share two new Pueblo Chiles that we just added to our seed collection: the tasty Pueblo Mosco Chile (shown above) and the spicier sister, the Pueblo Giadone Chile.
Both of these Pueblo Chiles have a different flavor from the New Mexican Hatch chile varieties, (some say they taste better than Hatch, but we think both Hatch chiles and Pueblo Chiles taste amazing, they're just different. It's like comparing jalapeños to serraños. We love them both.
These Pueblo Chiles have more heat and tend to have thicker walls than Hatch chile varieties, making them very easy to roast and peel.
Pueblo Chile History: These Pueblo Chiles were selected from a crop of peppers grown from the bag of Pueblo Mirasol seeds that were given to Dr. Michael Bartolo from his father. The seeds were originally from his late uncle & Italian Farmer, Harry Mosco who had farmed the east Pueblo, Colorado area for decades.
The Mosco Pueblo Chile has been the predominant chile grown in Pueblo and the Arkansas Valley in Colorado for the past 15 years. Coloradans love the thick flesh and intense flavor of these red chiles. It's spicy but not too spicy at 5,000 Scovilles.
The Giadone Pueblo Chile, is named after Pueblo farmer Pete Giadone who was one of the founders of the Pueblo Chile & Frijoles Festival – he built the very first chile roaster for the festival! The Giadone Pueblo chile is similar to the Mosco with thick walls and great flavor, but it is much hotter with 10,000 - 12,000 Scovilles.
Read the story of the Mosco chile and the Giadone chile here: coloradocountrylife.coop/the-heart-of-pueblo-chile
Giadone Pueblo Chiles, shown above, are a type of Mirasol chile from Pueblo, Colorado. These Pueblo chiles have thick, meaty flesh with a wonderful sweet flavor and lots of heat!
Both the Pueblo Mosco Chile and the Pueblo Giadone Chile are great additions any garden in Colorado, New Mexico and beyond. To experience all the flavors, make sure to grow these Pueblo chiles alongside Hatch Chile varieties for a harvest everyone will enjoy.