We receive many calls from people wanting to order a chile called “Hatch Chile”.
There is no chile variety called “Hatch Chile”. There is only chile grown IN the Hatch Valley but there is no specific variety that was developed and called by that name. The Hatch valley has produced and continues to produce a lot of chile The varieties that were originally grown in the valley were New Mexico chile varieties. The most popular being New Mexico 6-4, NuMex Big Jim, NuMex Joe E. Parker, NuMex Sandia & others.
Many people eat and hear of Hatch chile but may not realize that what they are eating or hearing about is an actual specific variety of chile that happened to be grown in the Hatch Valley and simply got labeled a “Hatch” chile. So when you hear of the word Hatch Chile be aware that that could mean any variety of chile that was grown in Hatch regardless of whether or not it is a New Mexico variety.
Many people today are selling chile under the name of Hatch Chile without it even originating in New Mexico, or even being a New Mexico variety simply to take advantage of the popular name. We are one of the few companies remaining (if not the only one) dedicated to only growing, preserving and providing these authentic New Mexico Green Chile varieties. The Heritage varieties that we sell along with the NuMex Joe E. Parker are the original varieties originally produced in New Mexico.