Authentic hand made red chile ristra - 3 foot + or longer length

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Authentic hand made red chile ristra - 3 foot + or longer length

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We will hand select a beautiful red chile ristra and deliver it to your special special person as a unique gift.

 

Ristras are the strings of chile you see hanging along fences, on patios and on portals all over New Mexico. Ristras are sometimes used for decoration, and are said to bring good health and good luck. Often, they are hung up to dry for later cooking and eating.

What is a Chile?

Chiles are in the genus Capsicum, and the Solanaceae or nightshade family, which includes other New World plants, such as the tomato, potato, eggplant, tobacco and the petunia. While we sometimes refer to chiles as "peppers," they are not related to Piper nigrum, the source of black pepper.

Chiles range from the sweet bell pepper to the fiery hot habenero. They are considered a vegetable when green, and a spice when dried. Botanically, Chile fruits are considered berries.

The word "Chile" is a variation of "chil" derived from the Nahuatl (Aztec) dialect. The "e" ending is the correct Hispanic spelling of the word.

 

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  • 5
    Ristra

    Posted by m k paris on 20th Nov 2017

    The beautiful ristra made a wonderful gift for my friend.

  • 4
    Nice

    Posted by R. Graham on 30th May 2015

    I live out of state so it was nice to be able to rely on Pacific Floral to deliver good quality product. The person I sent it to was pleased with the condition of the chile rista. It was very easy to order and set up delivery - Thanks!