The Valley’s Pepper: Fresno Chile

Did you know Fresno has a chile named in honor of Fresno? I didn’t. Fresno Chiles are very similar to jalapeños, but are typically hotter, especially when fully matured as a bright red pepper. As the name suggests, Fresno Chiles can/are grown in the Valley. I’ve first heard the term from cooking shows, which seem to really like the Fresno Chile’s versatility.