Pueblo chile is the most famous chile of our region, attracting chile aficionados’ attention from around the world. Its pungency ranges between 5,000 and 20,000 Scoville Heat Units, the measurement method used to rank chile heat. Pueblo chilies are comparable to moderate jalapeno peppers, and are usually a little warmer than cayenne peppers. The growing conditions in Southeastern Colorado render some of the best chile available. Hot, dry, sunny summer days, combined with our rich soils and pure Colorado water yield some of the hottest and most flavorful chilies. Watch out for the little ones – they’ve been tortured the most and are the hottest.
Pueblo will celebrate the harvest of the Mira Sol Chile at the 24th annual Chile & Frijoles Festival Presented by Loaf ‘N Jug, September 21-23, 2018. The Greater Pueblo Chamber of Commerce created the festival as a fun fall event