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 simultaneously, making the plant a gorgeous addition to your garden. The plant is not only ornamental, however. The purple jalapeno peppers are perfectly edible and delicious, and also as hot as a typical jalapeno pepper.
We love jalapeno peppers so much, we created an entire web site dedicated to it.
We also have many jalapeno pepper recipes here!