• The Fiery Foods and Barbecue Supersite
  • Recipe of the Day
  • All About Chiles
  • BBQ, Grilling & Smoking
  • Burn Blog
  • Videos
  • PodCast
  • Fiery Foods & BBQ Show
  • Scovie Awards
 Login / Logout

NM Chile Harvest Delayed PDF Print E-mail


Harvesting Chiles, Mesilla ValleyWeather factors have conspired to delay the green chile harvest in New Mexico, according to grower Shayne Franzoy, who farms 200 acres near Hatch.  "I think we're three weeks later this year," he said.  Stephanie Walker, cooperative extension vegetable specialist noted that unusually cool weather this spring caused "a very slow start" for chile fields.  "We won't hit full stride [in the harvest] until August 16," she said, noting that chile diseases have not been serious this year, including the dreaded curly top virus.  Harvested chile acreage averages between 11,000 and 15,000 acres in New Mexico.

Comments (2)

Subscribe to this comment's feed
Dave says:
Yes, chile harvest usually starts in the second or third week in July, but it takes a while for the pods to travel the supply trail.
Hi Dave, are chiles normally harvested in July? Last year, received our chiles from NM in August as well. I thought they were early last year. I'm so confused!
Melanie Yunk , July 15, 2010

Write comment

smaller | bigger
security image
Write the displayed characters


Sunbelt Shows

Copyright© 1997-2015, Sunbelt Shows, Inc.
No portion of this site may be reproduced in any medium
without the written permission of the copyright holder.

Site design by Wayne Scheiner & Co., Inc.

The Fiery Foods and Barbecue SuperSite. Your only resource to the world of spicy food any barbecue. Find recipes for everything from salsa to BBQ Brisket, gardening tips and more. The direct line to the Pope of Peppers himself Dave DeWitt. Everything you need to know about exotic peppers and chile (or chili) from around the world.