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7 October 2013

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 used fresh, pickled, or cooked in dishes.


  1. I’m in South Louisiana and recently started growing peppers and making hot sauce as a hobby for family. Where could i get some of these peppers, seeds, plants, etc. Ultimately i would grow my own vs buying them. I mostly use tobasco but got sone from a neighbors garden that ate some breed of chili peppers and are pretty hot even for me and I don’t think Jalopenos are hot at all. Although i do add them to my sauce occasionally to make it go further.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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?

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