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Chile harvest now underway

Pueblo chile crop
Posted at 6:02 PM, Aug 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-09 07:30:35-04

PUEBLO — It's harvest time for Pueblo's famous chiles. Farmers took to the fields to begin the process of plucking peppers from their vines, packing them in bushels and preparing those crops for roasting and selling.

Pueblo's chiles are so popular they have gained nationwide attention and bring folks in from neighboring states to get a taste of the seasonal favorite.

Barbara Childress from southern Texas planned her family vacation around the chile harvest saying, "they are not extreme as far as temperature, I think they are comfortable for most people to eat which makes them even more enjoyable. We worked in Ruidoso, New Mexico, so I have had exposure to that Hatch green chile, they are really good, but nothing like Pueblo chile."

Pueblo chiles will soon appear in grocery stores across the nation and be highlighted at the annual Chile and Frijoles Festival in downtown Pueblo. That takes place September 20th.