Chile Pepper Ristra Sandia is approximately 18 inches in length. Made from large Hatch, New Mexico grown Sandia Chile grown for centuries in the Mesilla Valley region of southern New Mexico. Home of the famous Hatch Chile. Specially treated so that they won't drip dangerous Chile juice, attract fruit flies, or become moldy. Will last years longer than Ristras sold by competitors Up to 5 years in dry climates, 2 years in humid climates. Topped with a corn husk for decoration. Includes a string loop which allows for easy hanging. This ristra was hand tied from the larger, darker Sandia Chile peppers, which measure about 5 to 6 inches long. Measures overall approximately 18 inches long, plus the 3 to 4 inch corn husk cap. This Ristra is NOT EDIBLE!