The typical harvest season of Hatch Green Chiles runs from the first of August through the end of September, but harvesting may begin as soon as early July, depending on weather conditions. Hatch Green Chiles typically have a range of 1,000 to 2,500 Scoville heat units with a mild to medium flavor. Due to a relatively short growing season, which is the only time to purchase fresh authentic Hatch Green Chiles, customers often resort to sourcing more expensive frozen or canned chiles.
Frozen green chile averages about 45% water. Shipped frozen chile is about $9 a pound or $225 for a 25 pound case. That is, IF you buy in large quantities and IF you need that much and IF you have a place to store that much green chile. If what is shipped is 45% water, then the price of the chile itself is almost $11 a pound! Why pay to ship water all the way from New Mexico? And why pay to store large amounts of green chile when you can easily use our superior dehydrated Hatch Green Chile products.