The Vallero pepper comes to us from the Buenaventura valley located in the State of Chihuahua, Mexico. It is one of two chiles that are said the be the best chiles used to make the famous Mexican beef dish called Chile Colorado. The other being the Negro de Valle chile. The Vallero chile has chocolate earthy tones with some sweetness similar to pasillas or anchos but different. The Vallero pepper ripens from green to brown and averages over 1 inch wide and 5 to 6 inches in length. They are sweeter when green but richer when brown. Like other Native chiles you can roast green but use dried when ripened. The Vallero chile plants grow 3 to 4 feet tall.
Seeds from and photos used with permission from Jim Duffy @Refining Fire Chiles. Please visit his site for seeds.