Chile Peppers

We love chile peppers! So, we wanted to share with you our favorites and most popular chile peppers so that you can learn more about them.

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Serrano pepper

The Serrano Chili pepper is very similar to the common jalapeno pepper. They are similar in color, however they are a bit smaller. They are meaty peppers originating from Puebla and Hidalgo. The heat level is next up from a jalapeno pepper. They are great for salsas, sauces, garnishes, and much more. 

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Hatch Chile

The Hatch Chile is a cultivar of the Capsicum annuum plant. Grown in the US state of New Mexico, this pepper is prized for its unique flavor profile which has been described as earthy, nutty, and slightly sweet. It typically ranges from mild to medium-hot in terms of heat levels.

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Trinidad Scorpion

The Trinidad Scorpion "Butch T" is a chili pepper hybrid developed by the The Chilli Factory in Australia to have the ability to withstand extreme conditions. It produces very little seeds and has a rough exterior with many bumps leading some as believing it's another strain of Bhut Jolokia. It is known as the world's hottest at more than 1. 4 million Scoville units

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Ghost Pepper

The Ghost Pepper, also known as bhut jolokia (which literally means Bhutan pepper in Assamese, is an interspecific hybrid chili pepper cultivated in Northeast India. It is a hybrid of Capsicum chinense and Capsicum frutescens. In 2007, Guinness World Records certified that the ghost pepper was the world's hottest chili pepper, 170 times hotter than Tabasco sauce. The ghost chili is rated at more than one million Scoville Heat Units (SHUs).

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Poblano Pepper

The Poblano pepper is mild to moderately hot, and it turns red when ripe. It has a very narrow window for full maturity; if picked too soon, its taste is notably bitter (a common problem with all peppers). Poblanos have a more mild and complex flavor than New Mexico chiles.

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Habanero Pepper

The habanero pepper is a hot chile pepper that has an average rating between 100,000 and 350,000 on the Scoville scale. This places the habanero as a hotter variety of the Scotch bonnet chili, and it is given ratings from 100,000 to 350,000 SHU. This places the habanero as one of the world's most intense peppers.

The Scoville Scale

A Chile Pepper Heat Scale

The Scoville Scale is a measurement used to rank the hottest peppers on Earth. There are many different varieties, each with their own unique levels of heat from mild and sweet bell alike up through serrano's burning wrathful tears! Use this chile pepper heat scale if you're looking for information about how many units (or scotch) your favorite chile has but be warned - some can get downright unbearable so don't say we didn’t warn ya!

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What is The Worlds Hottest Chile Pepper?

There is no definitive answer to this question as different peppers can boast different levels of heat. However, the Trinidad Scorpion "Butch T" and the Ghost Pepper are two of the hottest chili peppers in the world, with ratings of 1.4 million and 1 million Scoville Heat Units (SHUs) respectively.

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What Scoville is hot Cheetos?

The Scoville heat units of Flamin' Hot Cheetos are between 10,000 and 15,000. This places the hot cheetos at a mild to medium level on the Scoville scale.

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Have Questions About Chile Peppers?

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If you have questions about any of the peppers listed on this page or not, you can send an email or reach out on Facebook by sending us a message. We love hearing stories about growing peppers and answering any questions about growing chile peppers. You can also learn more about chile peppers by checking out our blog!