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View of the chile de arbol pepper during its collection in the municipality of Yahualica, Jalisco state, Mexico, Sept. 13, 2017. EPA-EFE/Ulises Ruiz Basurto

The chile de arbol pepper is more than an icon of Mexican culture. All year long, the local families grow, gather and prepare the peppers on the farm of 250 hectares (625 acres), with the harvest season coming in August and September.