Chili Rayado - translated to stripped chile is a heirloom pepper unique to the Town of La Misión in the state of Hidalgo Mexico.
I got the pods from a Hispanic coworker who I often trade peppers with and given plant starts to. His parents have a house in La Misión and spend half the year there coming back to Illinois for the winter (backward I know)
For a while now i've been hearing him go on and on about this pepper and that his family usually brings a big bag of them back home every year. They just got back a few weeks ago and today he brought me a ziplock bag of them.
I believe they are a type of Jalapeno (at least google says it's in the "jalapeno family") Heavily corked, shorter and hotter than a typical jalapeno grown solely in the town of La Misión.
They are smoke dried for 3 days over god knows what kind of wood that's available in the region. Very smokey and have almost a raisin sweet scent to them.
Here's a quick google link. http://mexicanfoodjo...m/chile-rayado/
I'm going to see if any of the seeds will germinate. Being dried over smoke for 3 days they might not be viable but considering how long they are dried maybe they don't get too hot to kill the seeds.