Jalapeño Pop Quiz! Test Your Pepper Knowledge

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How well do you know the most popular hot pepper around?

Our ten question jalapeño pepper quiz tests your knowledge of this super-popular hot pepper. From Scoville heat units, to history, to flavor – see how well you know this chili.

All answers to our quiz can be found in PepperScale articles about the jalapeño, so feel free to search the site to discover what makes this pepper tick. Here’s a big hint to get you started – give our jalapeño profile page a read before you start!


How hot is the jalapeño pepper in Scoville heat units?
1,000 to 5,000 SHU
2,500 to 8,000 SHU
5,500 to 15,000 SHU
20,000 to 30,000 SHU

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What flavor is not related to a fresh green jalapeño pepper's flavor profile?
Bright
Grassy
Bitter
Sweet

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True or false? Jalapeños can be different colors.
True
False

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When a jalapeño is smoked and dried, what is it called?
Ancho
Pasilla
Chipotle
Guajillo

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Which popular hot pepper is not hotter than a jalapeño?
Poblano
Serrano
Cayenne
Tabasco

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In what country did the jalapeño originate?
Panama
Costa Rica
Mexico
Brazil

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Roughly much land in Mexico is dedicated to growing jalapeño peppers?
50 kilometers
110 kilometers
160 kilometers
210 kilometers

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Typically, what is the maximum length a jalapeño grows to?
2 1/2 inches
3 1/2 inches
4 1/2 inches
5 1/2 inches

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True or False? Red jalapeños are typically the same level of spiciness of green jalapeño peppers.
True
False

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Which of these is not an alternative name for the jalapeño pepper?
Cuaresmeños
Aji charapita
Chile gordo
Huachinangos

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