The Chintexle, a pequin type chile is a medium hot chile. The chile starts green and matures to red. It can be eaten at all color stages. As the chile matures the flavor and heat increases. The flavor is often described as sweet with citrus undertones and a slight smoky nutty finish. As a dried chile the heat is more intense as is the flavor. Common uses include table condiment, salsas and sauces, pickling, soups, and vinegars.