I have been a Chile eater for 30 years or so, and learned to love them in Texas and Mexico. When I came to New Mexico I was immediately enchanted by New Mexico green and red chiles.
I stopped at a road stand for one of our local farms and bought a ristra of beautiful red chiles. I don’t remember the name, but will drive that way again and write it down. They are the best dried chiles I have eaten. I have no idea why, something in our soil? In any event, I saved all the seeds from that ristra. Last year I only grew a couple plants and ate all the chiles green. This year I plan to freeze some green chiles and let some dry as red chiles. Today I started 24 plants in my pots and will have to plant everywhere.