Colorado weather puts a damper on chile pepper crop

BRIGHTON (KDVR) — It's not only fall that's in the air these days. So is the irresistible smell of freshly roasted chile peppers. It is chile roast...

October 3, 2023
2:44 AM

BRIGHTON (KDVR) — It's not only fall that's in the air these days. So is the irresistible smell of freshly roasted chile peppers. It is chile roasting season in Colorado, but with all the moisture this year, chile crops were negatively affected. When will Denver see the first snow of the season? Colorado is not the largest producer of chile peppers in the world — that would be China. It is also not the largest in the United States — that would be California. Nevertheless, the unmistakable and alluring odor of fresh chile peppers being roasted in the fall is a treat for the olfactory bulb — that would be your nose.

Dan Daru