Pepper Profiles

Pimenta de Neyde on the vine

Pimenta de Neyde Guide: Heat, Flavor, Uses

What are Pimenta de Neyde? Pimenta de Neyde are extra-hot chili peppers (approximately 100,000 to 250,000 Scoville heat units) originating from Brazil. It’s believed to be a natural hybrid between two unknown Capsicum annuum and Capsicum chinense peppers. The result? A chili with some of … Read more

Biquinho peppers

Biquinho Pepper Guide: Heat, Flavor, Uses

What are biquinho peppers? Also known as Little Beak peppers (or “Sweety Drops” when pickled), biquinho chilies originate from Brazil. They are a rare mild pepper (500 to 1,000 Scoville heat units) from the Capsicum chinense species — the same species as some of the … Read more

Mad Hatter peppers

Mad Hatter Pepper Guide: Heat, Flavor, Uses

What are Mad Hatter peppers? The Mad Hatter pepper is a hybrid of the unique mitre-shaped Bishop’s Crown pepper and a 2017 winner of the All-America Selection Award (AAS). It has a similar sweet, fruity taste as the Bishop’s Crown, but with much less heat … Read more

Calabrian peppers on a plate

Calabrian Pepper Guide: Heat, Flavor, Uses

What are Calabrian peppers? Calabrian peppers are a medium-hot chili (25,000 to 40,000 Scoville heat units) that are named after their region of origin, Calabria in Southern Italy. Its flavor is unique and a big part of this pepper’s charm: smoky, fruity, and a touch … Read more

Elephant Ears Pepper Guide: Heat, Flavor, Uses

What are Elephant Ears peppers? The Elephant Ears pepper (a.k.a. Slonovo Uvo) is a no-heat paprika-type sweet pepper that originated in (and is primarily cultivated throughout) the Balkan Peninsula. It’s particularly tied to Croatia and Serbia where these chilies are often grown in home gardens … Read more

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) color journey they experience as … Read more

Peri-Peri-Pepper

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 source of all the chilies … 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 heat, making them very family-friendly. … 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. It’s a quick grower, too, … 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 surprising punch for its size, … Read more