Tasty and mild…
Scoville heat units (SHU): 1,000 – 1,500
Jalapeño reference point: 2 to 8 times milder
Products and seeds: Poblano pepper on Amazon
Poblano peppers are on the milder end of the Scoville scale, ranging from 1,000 Scoville heat units (SHU) to 1,500 SHU. But that mildness in no way belies their popularity. In fact these hot peppers are some of the most beloved and easily found of the bunch! They are arguably Mexico’s favorite chili pepper, especially when you consider that the poblano is also the ancho pepper. The poblano is just ripened fully to a red color and then dried.