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SCOVILLE HEAT UNITS: 923,889 – 1,853,986 SHU

The 7 Pot Douglah is an extremely hot pepper from Trinidad. It’s skin is notably dark chocolate brown and somewhat pimpled. It starts off green but matures to a rich brown. It is one of the Hottest Peppers in the World.

Aside from the color, it looks very much like other superhot chili peppers, roughl...

The 7 Pot Primo is a cross between a Naga Morich and a Trinidad 7 Pot pepper. It was created by Troy Primeaux, (nickname Primo), a horticulturist from Louisiana. 

7 Pot Primo – 1,473,480 Scoville Heat Units (SHU)
Capsicum Chinense

The 7 Pot Primo is a cross between a Naga Morich and a Trinidad 7 Pot pepper. It was created by Troy Primeaux, (nick...

SCOVILLE HEAT UNITS: Over 1 Million SHU

Chinense

This is one of my favorite chili peppers. I love all 7-Pot peppers for their heat and fruitiness. In fact, it is one of the hottest chili peppers in the world. The 7-Pot Barrackapore comes from Trinidad and is a rare chili pepper. The pots are shaped similar to a habanero or a ghost pepper. The sk...

SCOVILLE HEAT UNITS: Over 1 Million SHU

The heat of the 7-Pot pepper is similar to the Bhut Jolokia but with a more fruity and nutty flavor, like other Caribbean peppers. It is becoming more popular and well-known among chile-heads, but the seeds are very rare and hard to find.

The 7-Pot is from Trinidad, and there are a few different versions, ...

SCOVILLE HEAT UNITS: 175,000 SHU

Also sometimes known as Piri Piri or Pili Pili, the African Bird’s Eye is a small chile, growing to only about 1 inch, but they pack a lot of punch. They mature to red or purple, and have a tapered shape, with a blunt point. Historically found in the African wild, it has recently been grown commercially in some p...

SCOVILLE HEAT UNITS: 30,000-50,000 SHU

Since “Amarillo” is the Spanish word for yellow, and “Ají” is the term for chile in South America, this pepper is also appropriately known as the “yellow chile.” The Ají Amarillo is grown in all areas of Peru. Used by the Incas, it is still the most common and popular chili pepper in that country.

It may be...

SCOVILLE HEAT UNITS: 1,177 – 75,000 SHU

Also known generally as the Peruvian hot pepper, “aji” is the common name primarily in South America and areas of the Caribbean for chili peppers.

History of the Aji Chili Pepper

Aji Chili Peppers have an interesting history, represented in the way that the cuisine that has most taken to this particular pe...

SCOVILLE HEAT UNITS: 80,000-100,000 SHU

Capsicum Baccatum

The Aji Cito chili pepper is possibly the hottest of the Capsicum Baccatum peppers at around 100,000 Scovilles.

It originates in Peru and bears some physical resemblance to the Lemon Drop chili.

The prolific plants are easy to grow and produce many fruits throughout the summer that grow t...

Aji Cristal peppers are small, spicy chili peppers native to Curico, Chile, that ripen to a fiery orange-red color. They are widely used in local cuisine.

Scoville Heat Units: 30,000 SHU.
Capsicum Baccatum

Aji Cristal peppers are small, spicy chili peppers native to Curico, Chile. Most aji peppers are local to South America, and are used in many...

Capsicum Bacattum

The Aji Fantasy is an aji variety that was developed over a 5 year period in Finland. It is a sweet pepper, emphasis on sweet, with a mild heat level. The peppers are highly flavorful and ideal for many dishes. The plants are quite productive.

Mine exploded this year in the garden and I’ve picked several dozen already. The pods...

SCOVILLE HEAT UNITS: 5,000-10,000 SHU

Capsicum Baccatum

The Aji Habanero has only a fraction of the heat of a regular habanero but is named for its similar appearance and smoky, fruity flavor.

The crisp fruits can be harvested when green around 70 days or their mature yellowish-orange around 85 days.

They grow to about 3 inches, with a tapered s...

SCOVILLE HEAT UNITS: 30,000-50,000 SHU

The Limo chile (or Ají Limo) is another super-hot chili from Peru. (Ají is the term for chile pepper in South America.) It grows to about 2-3 inches, and may be red, yellow, orange, or even purple or white, providing great color for your dishes.

They are commonly used in ceviche, and other Peruvian cooking,...

SCOVILLE HEAT UNITS: 500 SHU

The Panca chili (or Ají Panca as it’s known in South America), is a deep red to burgundy pepper, measuring 3-5 inches. It is the second most common pepper in Peru, and is grown near the coast. Similar in shape to the Ají Amarillo, it is less spicy and has a rather sweet, berry-like, and slightly smoky flavor.

The Ají...

SCOVILLE HEAT UNITS: 20,000 SHU

Capsicum baccatum

The Aji Pineapple is a gorgeous yellow baccatum pepper with elongated fruits that average from 2-3 inches long. They begin green and ripen to the vibrant yellow that you see in the photos. Similar to other Aji peppers, which are typically bright and fruity, the Aji Pineapple runs around 20,000 Sc...

SCOVILLE HEAT UNITS: 5,000 – 30,000 SHU

Capsicum Annuum

The Aci Sivri pepper is a Turkish heirloom cayenne type chili pepper. It is a very prolific plant, bearing up to 50 pods or more. The peppers resemble long cayenne chili peppers that grow from 5-10 inches long and somewhat slender. The pods are somewhat wrinkly and twist as they grow.

The p...

Scoville Heat Units: 0 SHU (estimated)

Capsicum Annuum

The Albino sweet pepper is a block pod type that grows 4-4.5 inches long by 2-2.5 inches wide. It is a thick fleshed pepper characterized by the color of its skin which matures from a pale yellow color to orange and finally red. It is a bell type chili pepper.

The pods grow upright but begin...

The Aleppo pepper, also known as the Halaby pepper, is named after the city of Aleppo in Northern Syria. It is commonly grown in Syria and Turkey, and is usually dried and crushed, as shown below.

SCOVILLE HEAT UNITS: About 10,000 SHU
Capsicum Annuum

 

About the Aleppo Pepper

The Aleppo Pepper bears the name of its place of origin – Aleppo, Syri...

The Anaheim pepper is a versatile chili pepper named for the city that made it popular, Anaheim, California. It is mild in flavor and heat, measuring 500-2,500 Scoville Heat Units.

Scoville Heat Units: 500-2,500 SHU
Capsicum Annuum

The Anaheim pepper is a mild, medium-sized chili pepper that grows to 6-10 inches in length. It is often used for c...

SCOVILLE HEAT UNITS: 1,000 – 2,000 SHU

An Ancho pepper is the dried form of the poblano chili pepper. Ancho has a mild paprika flavor, with sweet to moderate heat.

Ancho Pepper Uses

The Ancho chili pepper, together with the Mulato and Pasilla chili peppers, form the “holy trinity” of peppers widely used in cooking mole sauces. The Ancho is used ...

The Ancho Rachero pepper is a mild hybrid of the poblano chili pepper with medium-thick flesh. It is best used for stuffing, roasting, or making Mexican cuisine.

SCOVILLE HEAT UNITS: 1,000 – 2,000 SHU
Capsicum Annuum

The Ancho Rachero pepper is a mild hybrid of the poblano chili pepper with medium-thick flesh. The chili pods grow to approximatel...

SCOVILLE HEAT UNITS: 95,000-110,000 SHU

As its name suggests, the Bahamian pepper originates from the Bahamas, where it is still one of the major agricultural crops. This small, round pepper grows to only about an inch in length, and may be found in an assortment of colors, including yellow, orange, green and red. Interestingly, the Bahamian pep...

The banana pepper is a mild, medium-sized chili pepper with a tangy, slightly sweet taste. It is typically bright yellow, but matures to green, red, or orange.

SCOVILLE HEAT UNITS: 0-500 SHU
Capsicum Annuum

What is a Banana Pepper?

The banana pepper is a mild, medium-sized chili pepper with a tangy, slightly sweet taste. It is not considered a h...

SCOVILLE HEAT UNITS: 15,000-30,000 SHU

The Barker’s Hot chili pepper is an extra-hot chile, the hottest of the Anaheim/ New Mexico variety, and it has great flavor.

They grow to 5-7 inches in length, and can be used just as you would use an Anaheim, with an extra punch. This variety originally comes from a selection of native New Mexican chiles,...

The bell pepper is a sweet, no-heat chili pepper of the species capsicum annuum. It is widely popular in many different cuisines around the world.

Scoville Heat Units: 0 SHU
Capsicum Annuum

What is a Bell Pepper?

The bell pepper is zero-heat pepper used in many different cuisines around the world. It is of the capsicum annuum species and is used...

SCOVILLE HEAT UNITS: 50,000-100,000 SHU

The tiny Bird’s Eye Chili originated in Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, The Philippines, and surrounding countries, but they can now be found all over the world. They are presumably called Bird’s Eye Chili because of their small round shape and because they have been spread by birds, which are not affected by...

The bishop’s crown pepper is a spicy little chili pepper distinctively shaped like a bishop’s crown, hence the name. It brings respectable heat and is great for cooking.

SCOVILLE HEAT UNITS: 5,000-30,000 SHU
Capsicum Baccatum

This chili pepper is a member of the Capsicum Baccatum species, which includes the Ají pepper. It has an interesting shap...

SCOVILLE HEAT UNITS: 10,000-30,000 SHU

Grown for centuries in Bolivia (Central South America), the Bolivian Rainbow chile is a stunningly beautiful plant. The peppers start out a brilliant purple and turn yellow to orange to red, with all stages of the pepper present on the plant at once, making it a bright and colorful addition to your garden o...

Scoville Heat Units: 1 Million – 1.35 million SHU

Capsicum Chinense

Extremely, dangerously HOT!! Possibly the hottest of all the 7 Pot pepper types.

The 7 Pot Brain Strain is a variety of the 7 Pot chili created by a chili grower named David Capiello in North Carolina in 2010.

David started by growing 7 Pot Chili seeds that he received from a gr...

SCOVILLE HEAT UNITS: 300,000 – 475,000 SHU

This extremely hot pepper, originally from the Yucatn peninsula in Mexico, is now also cultivated in the Carribean and around North America. This pepper typically grows to about 1 inch in diameter and 1 1/2 inches in length. It appears plentifully from bushes growing around 3 feet in height.

The Carribe...

SCOVILLE HEAT UNITS: 0-500 SHU

This Italian sweet pepper is a corno di toro type (bull’s horn), because of its shape. The flavor is sweet and fruity.

They are best picked when they have turned a deep red, as shown in the above photo. These plants were developed to bear fruit during cooler conditions, so they are excellent for higher zones with s...

SCOVILLE HEAT UNITS: 100,000-125,000 SHU

Similar in appearance to the original cayenne, this variety is twice as hot and appears slightly wider. Maturing to a deep red, the Carolina Cayenne has wrinkled, thin skin.

It is native to Central and South America but was perfected and developed for growing by Clemson University in 1985. Most significan...

The Carolina Reaper is currently the hottest pepper in the world, measuring over 2 Million Scoville Heat Units. It was developed by grower Ed Currie. Learn more about the Carolina Reaper here.

Scoville Heat Units: 1,400,000 – 2,200,000 SHU
Capsicum Chinense

With a Guinness-submitted 1,641,183 Scoville Heat Units (previously submitted as 1,569,3...

SCOVILLE HEAT UNITS: 1,000-3,000 SHU

Capsicum Annuum

The Cascabel Chile is grown in several areas of Mexico. It is small and round, 2-3 cm in diameter, and matures to a deep red.

It is also called Chile Bola, meaning ball chile in Spanish. When dried, it turns to a dark brownish red, and the seeds become loose and rattle inside the chile. This i...

Scoville Heat Units: 1,000 SHU (or less)

Capsicum Annuum

The Cayenne Buist’s Yellow is an excellent salsa pepper, and works well dehydrated and crushed into powder for various seasoning applications.

What is a Cayenne Buist’s Pepper?

The Cayenne Buist’s chili pepper originated in the United States. The pods are a bright orange and grow to roughl...

Scoville Heat Units: 30,000-50,000 SHU

Capsicum Annuum

The very attractive Golden Cayenne matures from green to a beautiful golden yellow with smoother skin and fewer wrinkles than the traditional red cayenne pepper. They also grow a bit larger than the red cayenne, about 4-6 inches long, but with the same slim, tapered, and slightly twisted sha...

SCOVILLE HEAT UNITS: 30,000 – 50,000 SHU

The cayenne pepper is a thin chili pepper, green to red in color, about 2 to 3 inches long. The “cayenne pepper” spice you use mostly in pizza restaurants is the dried, ground version of this pepper.

It belongs to the nightshade family of flowering plants and are related to bell peppers and jalapenos.

The...

SCOVILLE HEAT UNITS: 70,000-100,000 SHU

Similar to the Carolina Cayenne, the Charleston Hot is a variety of Cayenne created by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in South Carolina. Although it was not bred for its heat, it is much hotter than a regular cayenne, which averages about 30,000 Scovilles. In fact, it’s almost as hot as a habanero but ...

The chilaca pepper is a dark green, curvy, mildly hot pepper that is an important part of Mexican cuisine. When dried, it is called the chile negro or pasilla pepper.

SCOVILLE HEAT UNITS: 1,000-2,500 SHU
Capsicum Annuum

What is a Chilaca Pepper?

The chilaca pepper is a mildly hot pepper that is an important part of Mexican cuisine. When dried, t...

Chiles de Árbol peppers are small and thin Mexican peppers 2-3 inches long and less than a ½ inch wide. The name means “tree chili” in Spanish, which refers to the woody stem of the pepper.

SCOVILLE HEAT UNITS: Sources rate this chile in 2 categories- 15,000-30,000 and 50,000-65,000 SHU

Capsicum Annuum.

Chiles de Árbol are small and thin Mexican...

Heat Level: Mild-Medium

Capsicum Annuum

The Chilhuacle Amarillo is a Mexican chili pepper variety, part of a trio that also includes the Chilhuacle Negro (Brown) and the Chilhuacle Rojo (Red). Together they are an important part of Oaxacan cuisine, particularly mole sauces.

The peppers start out green, then ripen to a rich yellow or orange-yello...

SCOVILLE HEAT UNITS: 30,000-60,000 SHU

Capsicum Annuum

Also spelled Piquin, this chile is also called Bird Pepper, because it is consumed and spread by wild birds. It is a tiny fruit, (pequeno in Spanish means tiny) measuring only ½ to ¾ inches long, but don’t be fooled, this little chile packs quite a punch! As it matures it changes from green ...

The Chiltepin pepper is a tiny, round or oval shaped chili pepper grown wild throughout much of the U.S. and Mexico. It is quite spicy, measuring up to 100,000 Scoville Heat Units. Learn More.

SCOVILLE HEAT UNITS: 50,000 to 100,000 SHU

Capsicum Annuum

The Chiltepin pepper, “chile tepin”, or “Chiltepine”, is a tiny, round or oval shaped, red to o...

SCOVILLE HEAT UNITS: 4,000-6,000 SHU

The Chimayo is another New Mexico chile, but it is a unique one. It is not commercially mass produced, but is more commonly grown in individual homes and gardens, making them unpredictable and un-conforming, in a good way. The length can vary from 4-7 inches, even from the same plant, and the shape could be s...

A chipotle pepper is a smoked, dried jalapeno. As they turn red on the vine, they are plucked and smoked until dried, turning them into chipotle peppers.

SCOVILLE HEAT UNITS: 2,500 – 8,000 SHU

What is a Chipotle Pepper?

Chipotle Peppers are smoked, dried jalapenos. As jalapeno peppers age, then turn red on the vine to fully ripen and begin to dr...

SCOVILLE HEAT UNITS: Tested between 923,000 and 1.85 million Scovilles, with an average of 1,169,058.

It is suspected that it could reach 2 million in the future.

From Trinidad, an island just northeast of Venezuela, the 7-Pot is a Caribbean chile. It’s similar in shape to the Habanero and has similar “pimpling” to other super hot peppers, like ...

Scoville Heat Units: 300,000-425,000 SHU

The Chocolate Habanero, also known as “Congo Black” or “Black Habanero,” is one of the hottest peppers originating from the Caribbean. It ripens to a beautiful chocolate brown and delivers searing heat. They take longer to grow and mature than other habanero varieties, but they are well worth the wait. Fr...

SCOVILLE HEAT UNITS: 0-500 SHU

The Corno di Toro pepper is an Italian sweet pepper. It’s name literally translates to “horn of the bull”, or “bull’s horn”, so named because of it’s shape. It is also sometimes referred to as “Cowhorn” pepper.

It is a long, 8-inch pod that is tapered, with a horn-like shape. The pods mature from green to either re...

Scoville Heat Units: 1,000+ SHU

Capsicum Annuum

A mild and sweet multi-purpose chili pepper ideal for many types of cooking. Use them in place of bell peppers in the Cajun Holy Trinity (bell peppers, onion, celery), for stuffed pepper recipes, roasting and grilling, or simply eating raw.

What is a Corno di Toro Giallo Pepper?

The Corno di Toro G...

Scoville Heat Units: 700-2,000 SHU

Originally from South America, the Coronado Pepper grows to 4” long and 2” wide with thin, waxy skin. It tastes like a mix of pear and berries, and turns a bright red when ripe. With its mild flavor, it can be eaten fresh, added to dishes for extra flavor, or dried and ground into powder.

SCOVILLE HEAT UNITS: 2,500-5,000 SHU

Capsicum Annuum

Cowhorn peppers are long, fairly thick-walled chili peppers that are shaped a bit like cow horns, hence the name. They are very large peppers in general, growing up to ten inches long, though the pods thin and curvy, very much like a large cayenne pepper.

The peppers turn bright red upon matur...

The Cubanelle Pepper is considered a sweet pepper, though it can have a touch of heat. It is a light green pepper used in general cooking. Learn more about the pepper here, including heat levels, flavor, cooking tips and Cubanelle pepper substitutes.

Scoville Heat Units: 0-1,000 SHU
Capsicum Annuum

The Cubanelle is considered a sweet pepper, alt...

Scoville Heat Units (SHU): 30,000 – 50,000 SHU (estimates)

Capsicum Annuum

The “Dagger Pod” is a hot cayenne chili pepper that grows to 4-5 inches long by 1/2 to 3/4 inches wide. It is a long, thin, and pointy, somewhat resembling a dagger – pendant shaped.

It is a thin fleshed pepper that starts off green and matures to a vibrant red.

It is a m...

The datil pepper is a fiery chili produced mainly in St. Augustine, Florida. The pods are smallish and yellow-orange when mature. They reach up to 300,000 Scoville Heat Units.

Scoville Heat Units: 100,000 – 300,000 SHU
Capsicum Chinense

The Datil pepper packs the intense heat of a habanero or a Scotch Bonnet, but its flavor is sweeter, and more ...

The Devil’s Tongue pepper is a spicy hot chili pepper with a sweet, fruity flavor. It is similar in heat to the Fatalii or habanero, and was discovered in Pennsylvania.

Scoville Heat Units: 125,000-325,000 SHU

About the Devil’s Tongue

The Devil’s Tongue pepper is similar in color and shape to the Fatalii pepper, but with smoother skin and smalle...

Scoville Heat Units: 60,000-100,000 SHU

The Diablo Grande comes from the same group that includes jalapenos, poblanos, cayenne, and Serrano peppers. The fruits of this chile start out yellow-green and ripen to red, with a narrow crescent-shape and somewhat thick flesh. They may be harvested while green or red. These peppers are delicious when us...

Capsicum Annuum

The Dolmalik is an heirloom Ancho type pepper from Turkey. It has a rich smoky sweet flavor. Peppers ripen from light green to a reddish brown. They are used as a powder in Turkey to season meats but also make an ideal stuffing or roasting pepper. The Dolmalik peppers are about 2 inches in diameter and 4 inches long. Flesh is med...

The Dorset Naga pepper is one of the hottest peppers in the world, ranging as high at 1.5 million Scoville Heat Units. It is originally from Bangladesh. Learn more about the pepper below.

Scoville Heat Units: 1 million- 1.5 million SHU
Capsicum Chinense

If you’re looking to experience the world of superhot chili peppers, the Dorset Naga is defin...

Capsicum Annuum

This is a sweet pepper that resembles a long and twisted Cayenne chili pepper. It is originally from the Southwest corner of France called Landes. The name translates into “English sweet pepper from Landes”. The fruit of the Doux des Landes pepper can grow over a foot long. The flavor profile is sweet and fruity. The peppers ripe...

Is the Dragon’s Breath pepper the official hottest chili pepper in the world? Learn everything we know about this insanely hot pepper.

Scoville Heat Units (SHU): 2,480,000

When it comes to superhot chili peppers, one thing is certain – they just keep getting hotter and hotter. Chili pepper experts and enthusiasts are continually crossing peppers...

Scoville Heat Units: 55,000-65,000 SHU

Capsicum Annuum

These small, round chili peppers from Pakistan grow to about ½ inch to 1 inch in diameter, and are dark red in color.

They are very popular in Pakistani and Indian cooking, with a flavor similar to Scotch Bonnet Chili Peppers, but with less heat. These little chiles pack a punch though! Just...

Capsicum annuum

Also known as Slonovo Uvo. The Elephant’s Ears is a rare large sweet Paprika type from Croatia. The name is derived from the shape, as the pepper flattens when fully grown and resembles the shape of an elephant’s ear. In Croatia, this pepper is typically roasted, stuffed, and used for sauces and a variety of condiments. In Croati...

Scoville Heat Units: 1,500-2,000 SHU

The Espanola was developed in New Mexico in the 1980s by crossing a Sandia pepper with another New Mexico chile. They grow to 5-7” and mature from green to a deep red.

The young green fruits can be used to make green chile or chiles rellenos, while the red peppers are sometimes dried to make ristras or ground...

The Espelette pepper, also known as Piment d’Espelette, is a chili pepper cultivated in the French commune of Espelette, Pyrénées-Atlantiques. It is mildly hot, measuring up to 4,000 Scoville Heat Units.

Scoville Heat Units: up to 4,000 SHU
Capsicum Annuum

When it comes to Basque cuisine, the Espelette pepper reigns supreme. The Basque country s...

Scoville Heat Units: 125,000-325,000 SHU

The Fatalii comes from central and southern Africa, and is one of the hottest peppers in the world. With the heat level of a habanero, it has a more fruity, citrus flavor, and packs an instant, intense burn, unlike the habanero, whose heat “sneaks up on you.”

The peppers grow to about 3 inches long, and m...

The Fresno pepper looks and tastes almost like a jalapeno, but slightly hotter. Fresno peppers change from green to red as they grow, and increase in hotness. Learn more from Chili Pepper Madness.

Scoville Heat Units: 2,500-10,000 SHU
Capsicum Annuum

The Fresno pepper looks and tastes almost like the world’s most popular chili pepper, the jalape...

Scoville Heat Units: 0-1,000 SHU (or less)

Capsicum chinense

The Frontera Sweet Pepper is a variety found at Frontera on the island of El Hierro and brought to the chili pepper community by Peter Merle, a grower living in the Canary Islands. The peppers look very much like Scotch Bonnet peppers with a globe shape and bright yellow-orange color w...

The Gatherer’s Gold chili pepper is horn-shaped pepper that ripens to a beautiful orange-gold color. It is a chick walled pepper with a sweet flavor and very few seeds. It is an Italian sweet pepper and ideal for frying, though it is also excellent roasted or raw.

The ghost pepper (aka the Bhut Jolokia) is one of the hottest pepper in the world, topping over 1 Million Scoville Heat Units. Learn more about it.

Scoville Heat Units: 855,000 – 1,041,427 SHU
Capsicum Chinense

The ghost pepper (aka the Bhut Jolokia) is one of the hottest pepper in the world, topping over 1 Million SHU (Scoville Heat Units).

It ...

Capsicum Annuum

The Giant Szegedi sweet pepper is originally from Hungary. It is a heart-shaped pepper that starts out whitish-yellow then ripens through orange to red when fully ripe, where it is at its sweetest. The fruit is about 4-1/2 inches long. It is a fleshy pepper with thick walls. The plants are typically very productive and hardy.

Scoville Heat Units: 1,086,844 SHU

The Gibralta Naga, or Spanish Naga, is of course grown in Spain, but was developed in the UK from Indian chili peppers. It beat out the Bhut Jolokia for hottest pepper, but was soon overtaken. As they are grown, they are stressed by creating a hot environment, which helps to make the chiles extremely hot.

They ...

The guajillo pepper is a beloved pepper used in Mexican cuisine. It is the dried form of the mirasol chili pepper, second in popularity only to the ancho, offering sweet flavor and mild-medium heat.

Scoville Heat Units: 2,500-5,000 SHU
Capsicum Annuum

The Guajillo is one of the most common and popular chili peppers grown and used in Mexico. It i...

The Guindilla chili pepper is grown and processed in the Basque region of Spain. It is narrow and long, with a mild heat level and is usually pickled.

Scoville Heat Units: 1,000 – 2,000 SHU
Capsicum annuum

The Guindilla pepper is a chili pepper grown and processed primarily in the Basque Country, which straddles the borders between France and S...

Scoville Heat Units: 35,000-40,000 SHU

Capsicum Annuum

The Guntur Sannam chili is grown in and around Guntur and Warangal in the state of Andhra Pradesh in India. It is an extremely important cash crop in that area, and the livelihoods of thousands depend on a successful harvest. Its popularity spreads throughout the world.

It is mostly used as ...

Scoville Heat Units: 0 SHU

Capsicum Annuum

The super sweet Gypsy Hybrid creates a rainbow of color in the garden, as the fruits mature from yellow to orange to red, all at different times on the plant.

The plants are high producers, yielding a large harvest throughout the season. At maturity the are about 4 inches with a tapering bottom, similar...

The habanero pepper is named after the Cuban city of La Habana and measures between 100,000 – 350,000 Scoville Heat Units. Learn more about the habanero pepper from Chili Pepper Madness, including the history, growing and cooking with them.

Scoville Heat Units: 100,000 – 350,000 SHU
Capsicum chinense
Flavor: Fruity, hints of citrus, flowery arom...

Hatch chile peppers are a generic name for New Mexican peppers that are grown and harvested in the Hatch Valley region, New Mexico. Learn more about the Hatch chile pepper from Chili Pepper Madness.

Scoville Heat Units: 1,000 – 8,000 SHU (or hotter)

What are Hatch Chile Peppers?

Hatch chile peppers are actually a generic name for New Mexican pep...

Scoville Heat Units: 1,000-5,000 SHU

Capsicum Annuum

From Hawaii. The Hawaiian Sweet Hot Pepper has a similar size (about 2 inches long) and shape to a jalapeno but is typically eaten once it matures to red.

Although still quite hot, it’s not quite as hot as a jalapeno, but when the Hawaiian Sweet Hot is cooked, it loses some of its heat and bec...

Scoville Heat Units: 6,000-17,000 SHU

The Hidalgo is an heirloom pepper, similar in shape and hotness to the Serrano, originally from Mexico and Central America. The plants of this chili pepper produce large quantities and seem very sturdy. The chilis grow to about 2” long, and have thick, shiny red skin.

The Hidalgo pepper is great for pickling...

Scoville Heat Units: 1,000 SHU

Since the mid 1980’s, China has been sending recoverable satellites into space on a 5 day orbit around Earth. Each trip, approximately 5000 seeds are sent along and are exposed to the zero gravity and cosmic radiation, then returned. Back on Earth, these seeds are then cultivated. Around 50 of each batch show posit...

The Hungarian Wax Pepper is easily confused with the similar-looking banana pepper, but it is much hotter. It is also known as the Hungarian Hot Wax Pepper.

Scoville Heat Units: 1,000-15,000 SHU

Capsicum Annuum

What is the Hungarian Wax Pepper?

The Hungarian Wax Pepper, as its name suggests, originated in Hungary. Also known as the Hungarian Hot...

Scoville Heat Units: 1,176,182 SHU

Created in England by Nick Woods of “Fire Foods,” the Infinity Chili pepper held the World Record for the world’s hottest chili pepper for two weeks in 2011, before it was ousted by the Naga Viper chili.

With a Scoville rating of well over 1 million, it beat out the Bhut Jolokia, the previous record holder. Its...

Scoville Heat Units: 2,500 – 8,000 SHU

Origin: Mexico.

What is a Jalapeño Pepper?

A jalapeno pepper is a fruit of the Capsicum pod type. It is a medium sized hot pepper when compared to other chili peppers, measuring an average of 2-3.5 inches in length but growing up to 6 inches long or longer.

While originating in Mexico, it is now grown world...

Scoville Heat Units: 5,000 SHU

Capsicum Annuum

The Jaloro is a hybrid version of the jalapeno, created by the Texas Agriculture Extension Service in 1992.

What is a Jaloro Pepper?

The Jaloro Pepper is basically a yellow jalapeno, but turns red if left un-harvested for long enough. It can be used at any stage of its maturation, but is commonly us...

Scoville Heat Units: 100,000-200,000 SHU

As the name suggests, these peppers are from Jamaica, but have become popular around the world. There are a few varieties of Jamaican hot peppers:

The Jamaican Hot Chocolate Pepper matures to a rich brown color with ribbed and wrinkled skin. They grow to about 2 inches and have a very spicy Caribbean flav...

Scoville Heat Units: 20,000-30,000 SHU

The Jwala is the most popular chile in India, adding great flavor and spice to many Indian dishes. The word “Jwala” means “Volcano” in Hindi, and they are commonly found in the Gujarat region of India. The peppers start out light green and ripen to red, and can be used fresh or dried.

They grow to about 4 i...

Scoville Heat Units: 1,400,000 – 2,200,000 SHU

The Komodo Dragon Chili Pepper is one of the hottest peppers in the world, measuring in at 1,400,000 – 2,200,000 Scoville Heat Units (SHU).

Grown by the UK’s largest producer of peppers, Salvatore Genovese, who has a seven-acre farm in Blunham, Bedfordshire. He seems to have made it his goal to prod...

Scoville Heat Units: 15,000-30,000 SHU

This bright yellow, citrus-flavored chile is also known as Kellu Uchu in Peru, where it originated. The pods grow to 2-3 inches long and ½ inch wide with wrinkled skin. Its unique lemon taste has caught the attention of those who love the citrus flavor of habanero but just can’t quite handle the intense hea...

What is the Liebesapfel Chili Pepper

The Liebesapfel chili pepper is a sweet, thick fleshed chili pepper that typically grows very early and is a very productive pepper. The name literally translates from German to “Love Apple”, apparent by the shape of the pepper. It looks like a cross between an apple and a tiny pumpkin. It is a type of piment...

Scoville Heat Units: 225,000 SHU average (ranging from 125,000 to 325,000 SHU).

Rumored to be named after a famous Brazilian prostitute, the Madame Jeanette comes in various forms, from an elongated shape of a bell pepper about 3-4 inches long, or somewhat curved in similar size, or even similar in shape to a Scotch Bonnet. It brings the intense...

Scoville Heat Units: 60,000-100,000 SHU

The Malagueta chili pepper is similar in appearance to the Bird’s Eye chili or the Thai chili because of its bright red color and short, tapered body. It starts out green and matures to red, and grows to only about 2 inches.

The Malagueta is one of the most popular chilis in Brazil, and is also used widely...

Scoville Heat Units: 2,500-5,000 SHU

The name Mirasol means “looking at the sun” in Spanish, which describes the way these peppers grow on the plant. They are known as “Guajillo Peppers” in their dried form, which are one of the main chiles used in traditional mole sauces.

The Mirasol varies in size and appearance, but it is conical in shape, an...

Scoville Heat Units: 2,500 – 8,000 SHU (or up to 10,000)

Morita chilies are smoked, red-ripe jalapeno peppers, much like the chipotle pepper. The main difference is that Moritas are smoked for less time, which leaves them softer and retains their slightly fruity flavor. They are very richly flavored.

Learn more about the chipotle chili pepper he...

The Moshi Chili Pepper originates from Tanzania, Africa. It is named for the village of Moshi, located at the base of Mount Kiliminjaro. It is a very rare but productive hot pepper variety, yielding many peppers. The chili plants grow on average between 3-4 feet in height. The peppers ripen from green to red and typically reach two inches in len...

Scoville Heat Units: 2,500-3,000 SHU

Capsicum Annuum

The Mulato is a mild to medium dried Poblano, similar to the Ancho, but with a slightly different flavor. Both are green while growing, but while the Ancho is a Poblano that ripens to a deep red, the Mulato is a Poblano that ripens to brown, then it is dried. It grows to about 4 inches long an...

The Naga Morich is a superhot pepper from Northeast India and Bangladesh. It is closely related to the bhut jolokia, or ghost pepper, and reaches up to 1.5 million Scoville Heat Units. 

Scoville Heat Units: 1 million- 1.5 million SHU
Capsicum Chinense

The Naga Morich is the local name of the Naga pepper. It is cultivated in Bangladesh and Northe...

Scoville Heat Units: 1,382,118 SHU

Capsicum Chinense

The Naga Viper has been rated at 1,382,118 Scoville Heat Units (SHU), according to tests conducted by the Warwick HRI Mineral Analysis Laboratory, UK, in November 2010. The Naga Viper chili pepper is a hybrid of three different chili peppers – the Bhut Jolokia, the Naga Morich, and the Trinida...

Scoville Heat Units: 2,500-3,000 SHU

This giant chili pepper was introduced by New Mexico State University in the 1970s as a cross between a few different types of local chiles and a Peruvian chile.

They measure 10-12” and mature to red, but are usually harvested and used when green. The peppers have actually been listed in the Guinness Book of ...

Scoville Heat Units: 60,000-70,000 SHU

Another of the many New Mexico varieties, the New Mex XX Hot is just that- very hot. The chiles are slim with thin walls and smooth skin, and grow to 3-5 inches. When grown on a farm they can be machine harvested.

Scoville Heat Units: 3,000-5,000 SHU

The New Mexico 6-4 Heritage chile pepper was developed around 1998 from a seed bank of the original New Mexico 6-4. The original NM 6-4, which was released in 1957, had “run out,” meaning that after so many years of commercial growing, it had lost much of its flavor and aroma, and had increased its variabilit...

Scoville Heat Units: 1,191,595 SHU

A New Mexico-based team has developed a super-hot chile known as the “New Mexico Scorpion” The New Mexico Scorpion has been rated at 1,191,595 Scoville Heat Units by an independent laboratory.

The team of Dave DeWitt, National Fiery Foods Show producer; Marlin Bensinger, chemical engineer; and Jim Duffy, grower...

SCOVILLE HEAT UNITS: 5,000 SHU

The NuMex CaJohns Serrano chili pepper is a large serrano pepper selectively bred by the Chile Pepper Institute in New Mexico, named after John Hard, creator of CaJohns Fiery Foods.

A typical serrano pepper is smaller than a typical jalapeno pepper, similar in color. They generally grow between 1 – 4 inches long an...

Scoville Heat Units: 1,500-3,000 SHU

This New Mexico variety was named after Mr. Joe E. Parker, a graduate of NMSU’s College of Agriculture and Home Economics, who helped to evaluate this selection of chile. It originally came from one plant selected from a field of open-pollinated “New Mexico 6-4” peppers. The variety was released for garden pr...

Scoville Heat Units: 250-750 SHU

The NuMex R Naky chile is an Anaheim-type hybrid created by Dr. Nakayama of New Mexico State University in 1985. It comes from the mix of the Rio Grande 21 pepper, the New Mexico 6-4, and a Bulgarian paprika. The fruit grows to 5-6 inches and has a mild flavor. In comparison, the New Mex R Naky prodices significa...

The Orange Thai chili pepper is a thin chili pepper that is very similar to the typical red Thai-style chili pepper, though unique for its orange ripening pods. The peppers grow a few inches long overall and have very bright, colorful orange skin. I place them in the medium-hot category along with other Thai-style peppers, though the fruity flav...

Scoville Heat Units: 250 – 1000 SHU

A large, cone-shaped chili pepper. It is typically dried and ground to make the more familiar powdered spice. It is originally from Hungary. The paprika is a fairly large red pepper and quite long, growing up to 8 inches, and lends a unique spiciness to paprika powder.

Most cooks consider paprika when preparin...

Capsicum annuum

The Paprika Kalocsa is very close in appearance to the Szegedi 179 Paprika variety, but it is thicker, nearly 3/4 of an inch and can grow to over 6 inches in length. The heat level is considered medium compared to other chili peppers. They ripen from green to dark red and have a rich paprika flavor with fruity tones. The Paprika ...

The pasilla pepper is the dried form of the chilaca pepper. The name translates to “little raisin”, and it is also known as pasilla bajio or chile negro. Learn more about them from ChiliPepperMadness.com.

Scoville Heat Units: 250 – 3,999 SHU
Capsicum Annuum

Pasilla or “little raisin” properly refers to the dried chilaca pepper. The chilaca, when...

The Peppadew pepper, or sweet piquanté pepper, is a sweetened pickled pepper from South Africa that is popular for snacking.

Scoville Heat Units: 1177 SHU
CAPSICUM BACCATUM

The Peppadew is grown in the Limpopo province of South Africa and is actually the brand name of piquanté peppers that have been pickled and sweetened. As the story goes, a fa...

Pepperoncinis are sweet, mild chili peppers, usually sold pickled. Also known as Tuscan Peppers, sweet Italian peppers, or golden Greek peppers. Learn more about them.

Scoville Heat Units: 100-500 SHU
Capsicum Annuum

Pepperoncini peppers originate in Italy and Greece, though their popularity has spread throughout the world. They are very popular...

The peter pepper is an heirloom chili pepper known for it’s unusual phallic shape. Despite its giggle-worthy appearance, it is a fairly hot pepper, reaching up to 30,000 Scoville Heat Units.

Scoville Heat Units: 5,000-30,000 SHU
Capsicum Annuum, var Annuum

What is a Peter Pepper?

This very interesting little chili makes a great conversation piec...

Capsicum Annuum

The Piment de Bresse is a rare chili pepper grown on the plains of Lyon, France, and is named after the city of ‘la Bresse’ in burgundy, where you will find it used in many recipes originating in that region. It is used traditionally in powder form and incorporated into a cheese called “fromage fort”. It is an ancient heirloom th...

The pimento pepper (aka pimiento pepper) is a small heart shaped sweet pepper with a mild flavor. It is also called the cherry pepper. 

Scoville Heat Units: 100 – 500 SHU

If you’ve ever tried southern pimento cheese, or enjoyed pimento stuffed green olives, you have already tried the pimento pepper in pickled form.

The pimento pepper (often spel...

The Pimiento de Padrón is a chili pepper about 3 inches in length originating from Padrón, Spain. It is typically mild but every now and then delivers a surprising blast of heat.

Capsicum Annuum

Pimiento de Padrón peppers (aka pimento de padron or just “padron” peppers) originate from the province, Galicia, in the northwestern Spanish municipali...

Piquillo peppers are sweet chili peppers with no heat traditionally grown in Navarre, Spain, specifically from Lodosa. 

Scoville Heat Units (SHU): 500 – 1,000

Chili peppers are often known for their heat, for the spicy, mouth tingling offering that lingers after each bite. That heat, however, varies from pepper to pepper, and some chili peppers ...

Scoville Heat Units: 1,000 – 2,000 SHU

The poblano is an extremely popular Mexican chili pepper. They are typically 4 inches long, very dark green in color, ripening to dark red or brown.

They are mild peppers, quite large and are somewhat heart-shaped. Their skins/walls are somewhat thick, making them perfect for stuffing as they’ll hold up in ...

Scoville Heat Units: 2,500 – 8,000 SHU

The Purple Jalapeno is a smaller ornamental version of the typical jalapeno pepper. The purple jalapeno pepper plants are highly productive, with the peppers starting off green, then maturing to a dark purple color, which eventually turn deep red. It is common for the plants to display all three colors simu...

The Purple Marconi is a delicious and sweet Italian chili pepper. They grow to about 6 inches in length and taper to a blunt tip. It is a thin-walled pepper with a crunchy texture that comes in three different, vibrant colors – Bright red (as shown in the photo), which is the sweetest; Purple, which has a deeper pepper flavor; and the Golden, wh...

Scoville Heat Units: 5,000-8,000 SHU

The Puya chile is similar to the Guajillo, but smaller and hotter. It is often used more for its fruity flavor, rather than its flesh, which means it is great pureed, mashed or diced, and then made into a sauce. It may be soaked in water to pull out the flavor, and then the water can be used in your dish. The...

Scoville Heat Units: 75,000 SHU

The Red Amazon is actually dried Tabasco chile, but since it is so commonly known in this form, we included it separately here. The Tabasco chile pepper is one of the most common chiles in America, and it is often used in hot sauce, but the Red Amazon, in dried form, is a great addition to soups and sauces. Ground...

Scoville Heat Units: 200,000 – 580,000 SHU

This pepper is a cultivar of the habanero. It once held the Guinness Record for the hottest chili pepper, but was beaten by the Bhut Jolokia, which was also later trounced in heat. The red savina is a bright red and robust fruit, with up to 50 fruits appearing per pepper plant.

It was the first habanero...

Scoville Heat Units: 1,500-2,500 SHU

There is some confusion about the rocotillo chili pepper, since some appear to be from Capsicum baccatum and some from Capsicum Chinense. They look and taste similar but have different origins. In addition, the name “rocotillo” is used locally to describe different peppers in different parts of the world. The...

Scoville Heat Units: 30,000 – 100,000 SHU

This pepper grows in the Andes from Chile to Columbia, as well as in the highlands of Central America and Mexico. It goes by many names including the locoto pepper widespread through South America, or as the rocote, or as the caballo or “horse” in Guatemala and some parts of Mexico.

It is also known in P...

Scoville Heat Units: 5,000-7,000 SHU

Another hybrid chili pepper from New Mexico, developed by the New Mexico State University, the Sandia grows to 6-7″ and is similar to the Anaheim pepper. They start green and ripen to red, but are often used while green. Like so many other peppers from this region, the red ones can be dried to make decorative...

Scoville Heat Units: 500 – 700 SHU

Also known as the yellow hot chile and the guero chile. Approximately 5 inches long and ripen from greenish-yellow, to orange-yellow to red. The flavor ranges from mild to moderate, although some can be hot, but not compared to something more traditional like the jalapeno pepper.

It is also known by name as yel...

Scoville Heat Units: 40,000-50,000 SHU

From Japan, the Santaka chili pepper is a hot and flavorful Asian variety, perfect for Asian cooking, especially stir-fries. They are also great in salsas and sauces, and can be strung together, dried, and ground into powder.

They grow to about 2 inches long and the plant itself if very attractive, with whi...

Scoville Heat Units: 100,000 – 350,000 SHU

The Scotch Bonnet pepper is a cultivar of the habanero and is among the hottest peppers anywhere. If you’ve ever tried a habanero pepper, you know it carries some serious heat. The Scotch Bonnet is equally hot, measuring in at 100,000-350,000 Scoville Heat Units (SHU). Compare that to a jalapeno pepper,...

What is the Senise Chili Pepper?

The Senise Chili Pepper, or Peperone di Senise, is also known as Peperone Crusco when dried. It is cultivated from a region between the Agri and Sinni rivers near Senise, Italy. These peppers are a major component in the Basilicata region’s cuisine. The peppers are horn shaped and typically picked when red. The p...

Scoville Heat Units: 10,000 – 23,000 SHU

The serrano chili pepper is a quite a bit like the well known jalapeño pepper, similar in color, but smaller, about 1 to 4 inches long on average and 1/2 inch wide. They generally grow between 1 – 4 inches long and about 1/2 inch wide though they have been known to grow longer.

They are meaty peppers and ...

Capsicum annuum

The Shepherds Ramshorn is a large sweet variety that originated in Spain but now is mainly cultivated in Italy. On the Brix sweet scale, which determines sugar content in fruits and vegetables, it scores higher than the Corno di Toro and Marconi Red varieties. However, it does take longer to mature than those peppers. In the seed...

Scoville Heat Units: 5,000-30,000 SHU

Also known as the “Bulgarian Carrot Pepper,” this interesting little chili pepper looks remarkably like a carrot, with its bright orange color and long, narrow body. It grows to about 3 ½” long and has an intensely hot but fruity flavor. An heirloom pepper originally from Bulgaria, “Shipkas” was its native n...

Shishito peppers are a popular appetizer peppers notable for being rather mild, but every so often a particular pod will pack some heat. Learn all about them.

Scoville Heat Units: 50-200 SHU
Capsicum Annuum

The shishito pepper is a popular appetizer pepper that is interesting for being mostly a mild chili pepper, but every now and then a particu...

Scoville Heat Units: 300–600 SHU

The Sonora is an Anaheim variety with a very mild flavor. It grows to about 10” in length and up to 1 ½” wide, and although it matures to red, it is commonly used in its less mature, green form. They are perfect for chiles rellenos since the skin is thick and sturdy. The plant is known to be very disease resistan...

Capsicum Annuum

The Sucette de Provence is an heirloom chili pepper from Provence, France. The fruit can grow up to six inches long and a half inch in diameter. The peppers ripen from green to orange and finally a brilliant red. Heat levels are variable, ranging from the very mild with practically no detectable heat to Serrano pepper level, whic...

Capsicum bacattum

This is a rare Peach colored Capsicum bacattum variety from Peru that is very sweet. The heat level approaches habanero, but does not quite achieve it. It might be the only Peach colored Aji type we have ever seen. It is similar to the Aji Amarillo but much sweeter, which is why it’s called Sugar Rush. The Sugar Rush Chili plan...

Scoville Heat Units: 40,000-50,000 SHU

These small peppers grow upright in clusters and mature from light green to red, often with shades of orange in between. They do best in a hot, humid climate. They grow to 1 ½”-2” in length and ½”- 1” in width and have a cone shape. They are decorative and colorful, and are often used as a border in gardens...

Scoville Heat Units: 0 SHU

Capsicum Annuum

The Super Shepherd is a large annual Italian sweet pepper which matures from green to red. They grow to about 7 inches and have a sweet and very palatable flavor with thick flesh, making them perfect for stuffing.

In fact, because of their large size, they make a very hearty meal when stuffed. But the S...

Scoville Heat Units: 1,000+ SHU

Capsicum Annuum

A very sweet chili pepper ideal for all types of cooking. Use them in place of bell peppers in the Cajun Holy Trinity (bell peppers, onion, celery), for smaller stuffed peppers, for sweeter sauces, soups, stews, and even steeping to flavor liquids. The flavor is distinctively fruity.

What is a Swee...

Scoville Heat Units: 30,000 – 50,000 SHU

Yep, this is THAT pepper used to make that very famous hot sauce. It’s one of the most well known peppers next to the jalapeno. The fruit is tapered and under 2 inches long. The color is usually creamy yellow to red, and turn yellow and orange before ripening to bright red.

The tabasco pepper is a variety...

Scoville Heat Units: 85,000-115,000 SHU

Originally from India, the Tabiche pepper can now be found growing worldwide and often year-round, but it does best in hot, dry climates. It grows to about three inches in length and an inch in width, with the shape of a thin teardrop. It has wrinkled, thin skin, and can mature to a pale yellow or a bright...

The Tangerine Dream chili pepper is a gorgeous rocket-shaped sweet pepper that matures to a vibrant orange when ripe and ready to pick. The heat level is very low with a focus on the sweetness. The plants are quite productive with the peppers growing upwards.The fruits grow to approximately 3 inches in length and the plants grow to about 18 inch...

Thai peppers are spicy chili peppers with a wide range of heat, and despite common belief, there is no single type of Thai pepper, with at least 79 separate varieties.

Scoville Heat Units: 50,000 – 100,000 SHU

Despite what is commonly believed, there is no single “Thai pepper” though most peppers referred to as Thai are small in size and high in...

Scoville Heat Units: 1,000 – 2,000 SHU

Capsicum Annuum

The Tiburon Hybrid chili pepper is a type of poblano pepper that offers very large pepper harvests and extra large peppers.

It is fairly low on the Scoville Heat Unit Scale, measuring in at between 1,000 – 2,000 SHU. The pods range from 5-7 inches long by 2.5-3.5 inches wide. The pepper wall...

Scoville Heat Units: 50,000 – 75,000 SHU

The Tien Tsin is named after the province in China where its harvest originally took place. This pepper has traditionally accompanied fare in its native Asia. It now grows widely beyond the Middle Kingdom and appears in cuisines around the world.

The Tien Tsin pepper is very hot. It usually displays a bri...

Scoville Heat Units: 265,000-328,000 SHU

Developed in Charleston, South Carolina, the Tiger Paw NR is an extra-hot bright orange habanero variety. Although not necessarily bred for its heat, it does pack quite a punch compared to a regular habanero.

The significance of this habanero hybrid is its resistance to root-knot nematode, a parasitic wor...

The Trinidad Moruga Scorpion pepper is one of the hottest peppers in the world, measuring in at over 2 Million Scoville Heat Units. Learn all about it at ChiliPepperMadness.com. 

Scoville Heat Units: 2,009,231 SHU
Capsicum Chinense

In February 2012, the 2012 New Mexico Chile Conference, in association with Jim Duffy of Refining Fire Chiles, anno...

Scoville Heat Units: 0-500 SHU

The Trinidad Perfume chili pepper is a mild chili pepper with very little to no heat. It is a habanero type and produces pods similar to a typical orange habanero pepper, about 1 to 1.5 inches in length and 1.25 inches wide. The mature from green to a bright yellow color. When cooked, they give off a perfume-like s...

The Trinidad Scorpion Butch T is one of the hottest peppers in the world measuring over 1.4 Million Scoville Heat Units with bumpy skin and a scorpion-like tail. Learn more about it below.

Scoville Heat Units: 800,000 – 1,463,700  SHU

Capsicum Chinense

When it comes to blazing heat that scorches quickly and precisely, the Trinidad Scorpion Butch...

Scoville Heat Units: 300,000+ SHU

Capsicum Chinense

A rare chili pepper hailing from the Caribbean. These red, wrinkled peppers sport tails that resemble the scorpion, hence the name, and are known for their intense heat.

When growing, they are approximately 80+ days to full maturity, and they are great for growing in pots or containers, and eve...

Scoville Heat Units: 80,000 – 120,000 SHU

We grew a variety of chili peppers in our garden this year, like every year, and were happy with a newcomer – the Tshololo chili pepper. There isn’t much information on this wonderful little pepper. It originates in Brazil and it is fairly rare. It is Capsicum Chinense. Having grown them this year, I can...

Scoville Heat Units: 75,000 SHU

Also known as Japanese chile. Originating in Japan, these chiles come from small plants (the name refers to a dwarf tree) and grow upward in clusters around yellow flowers. It is grown as a short-lived perennial, meaning it comes back each year, but only for 2-3 years. Mature peppers are often dried before use.

Th...