Old Mexico red chiles have a sharper flavor than their immature green counterparts or they “New” Mexico brothers from across the river. Old Mexico chiles average between 1,500-2000 Scoville Heat Units. These flavorful peppers are hotter than mild New Mexico and more subdued than Hot New Mexico peppers. Their only crime is the come from the other side of the river. These pods are great for your favorite New Mexican dishes and sauces.