Pepper Profiles

Buena Mulata Peppers

Buena Mulata Pepper Guide: Heat, Flavor, Uses

What are Buena Mulata peppers? Buena Mulata peppers are cayenne-shaped heirloom peppers that also provide a comparable amount of heat to the cayenne (30,000 to 50,000 Scoville heat units.) The twist to these chilies is their surprising (and often dramatic) … Read more


Peri-Peri Pepper Guide: Heat, Flavor, Uses

Small, potently hot, and rather elusive… The peri-peri pepper, a.k.a. the African bird’s eye chili. That would be African, right? Yep, but in a roundabout sort of way. Its metaphorical roots stretch back to South America – the world’s original … Read more

Fushimi Pepper

Fushimi Pepper Guide: Heat, Flavor, Uses

Fushimi peppers (a.k.a. fushimi togarashi) are popular Japanese sweet peppers, perfect for frying. With their elongated, tapered shape – similar to a cayenne – fushimi look like they should carry some spiciness. But, in fact, they deliver little to no … Read more

Mariachi pepper

Mariachi Pepper Guide: Heat, Flavor, Uses

There’s a lot to love about the Mariachi pepper, a 2006 AAS winner (All America Selection). Delivering a beautiful color pattern, an eatable mild heat, and a surprisingly complex fruitiness (nearly melon-like), the Mariachi is a chili pepper for the masses. … Read more

Satan’s Kiss Pepper

Satan’s Kiss Pepper Guide: Heat, Flavor, Uses

The Satan’s Kiss pepper (a.k.a. Baccio de Satana) has a playful look: small and round, cherry pepper-like. But its name should give you some warning there’s something hidden behind its cute facade. Yes, this Italian heirloom pepper as has a … Read more

Hot Paper Lantern

Hot Paper Lantern: A Habanero For The North

A habanero better for cooler climates… Hot Paper Lantern fast facts: Scoville heat units (SHU): 150,000 – 400,000 SHU Median heat: 275,000 SHU Origin: Peru Capsicum species: Chinense Jalapeño reference scale: 19 to 160 times hotter Use: Culinary Size: Up to 4 inches long, conical Flavor: Sweet, Smoky … Read more

habanero peach

Peach Habanero: Sweet Looks

A delicious color… Peach habanero fast facts: Scoville heat units (SHU): 150,000 – 350,000 SHU Median heat: 250,000 SHU Origin: Caribbean Capsicum species: Chinense Jalapeño reference scale: 18 to 140 times hotter Use: Culinary Size: Approximately 2 inches long, pod-like Flavor: Sweet, Fruity Like many chili peppers, habaneros … Read more

Bod'e Pepper

Bod’e Pepper: So Much More Than Cherry-Like Looks

Fruity and smoky, all in a small package… Bod’e pepper fast facts: Scoville heat units (SHU): 30,000 – 32,000 SHU Median heat: 31,000 SHU Origin: Brazil Capsicum species: Chinense Jalapeño reference scale: 4 to 13 times hotter Use: Culinary Size: Approximately 1/2 inch, round Flavor: Fruity, Sweet, Smoky … Read more

Pretty in Purple pepper

Pretty In Purple Pepper: A Royal Glow

Providing a true purple pop… Pretty in Purple pepper fast facts: Scoville heat units (SHU): 4,000 – 8,000 SHU Median heat: 6,000 SHU Origin: United States Capsicum species: Annuum Jalapeño reference scale: Equal heat Use: Ornamental Size: Approximately 1/2 inch, pod-like Flavor: Neutral (peppery) With its eye-catching purplish … Read more

Black Cuban pepper

Black Cuban Pepper: Detailed In Dark

Spicy with a sense of drama… Black Cuban pepper fast facts: Scoville heat units (SHU): 40,000 – 58,000 SHU Median heat: 49,000 SHU Origin: Cuba Capsicum species: Annuum Jalapeño reference scale: 5 to 23 times hotter Use: Ornamental Size: Up to 1 inch long, conical Flavor: Neutral (peppery) … Read more