Chili Pepper Madness

Diablo Grande Chili Peppers

Diablo Grande Chili Peppers

60,000-100,000 Scovilles.

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 used fresh, pickled, or cooked in dishes.


  • Comment Link louis March 25, 2016 posted by louis

    How hot are these peppers compared to jalapeƱos?

    REPLY: Louis, these are quite a bit hotter. The jalapeno tops in around 8,000 SHU, where the Diablo Grande tops at around 100,000 SHU. To compare, the habanero tops around 300,000 SHU or so. Quite a bit hotter. -- Mike from Chili Pepper Madness.

  • Comment Link Mike from Madness March 19, 2015 posted by Mike from Madness

    Geoff, you can use the Diablo Grande as you would use any of the other mentioned peppers in the post. If they are larger, you can stuff them. If not, roast them or chop them up and use them in many a dish. See all of our recipes. You can pick them green or red. They ripen to red. Take a look around the site. The majority of the cooking information will apply to these peppers as well. I hope this helps a little.

  • Comment Link Geoff Reid March 19, 2015 posted by Geoff Reid

    We have Diablo Chilli plant classified as" medium " but do not know how to prepare or use them and would be interested to obtain some information. Do you use the seeds or not? How much to start with?Pick green or Red? etc etc?

Leave a comment

Mike Hultquist of Chili Pepper Madness

About Us

Hi, Everyone! It is nice to meet you. Welcome to Chili Pepper Madness, the food blog run by Mike and Patty Hultquist, a couple of spicy food lovers. Chili Pepper Madness is a special tribute to all things chili peppers, including chili pepper recipes... LEARN MORE ABOUT US


Jalapeno Poppers and other Stuffed Chili Peppers Cookbook