Most commercially available peppers don’t crack the 300,000 to 500,000 range, but a few of them are in the millions. When you dry a pepper it becomes a different product with different uses. The Panca chili (or Ají Panca as it’s known in South America), is a deep red to burgundy pepper, measuring 3-5 inches. Capsicum Chinense. Store the dried peppers in a tightly sealed container. Peppers thrive in the summertime when they can soak up the heat and enjoy dry weather. The pods ripen to a vibrant red, and offer a spicy, nutty, smoky flavor. This thread is archived. Originally from South America, the Coronado Pepper grows to 4” long and 2” wide with thin, waxy skin. The Barker’s Hot chili pepper is an extra-hot chile, the hottest of the Anaheim/ New Mexico variety, and it has great flavor. Capsicum Annuum. The spice in different cayenne spices varies depending on the quality and heat of the dried peppers used. Scoville Heat Units: 30,000 SHU. I'm Mike, your chilihead friend who LOVES good food. hide. Native Hot Peppers, Cowhorn Chili Peppers: Good Heat, Big Pepper, Datil Pepper: Fiery Chili from St. Augustine, Dorset Naga: Superhot Pepper with Great Flavor, Dragon’s Breath Pepper – Mind Blowing Heat, Tiny Pepper, Espelette Pepper (a.k.a. Chilli Peppers (dried) Dried chillies or dried peppers are added into stir-fries, curries and even soups to add some spiciness to the flavour. It is suspected that it could reach 2 million in the future. 2,500 to 10,000 Scoville Heat Units (SHU), 8,000 to 22,000 Scoville Heat Units (SHU), 2,500 to 30,000 Scoville Heat Units (SHU), 35,000 to 50,000 Scoville Heat Units (SHU), 30,000 to 100,000 Scoville Heat Units (SHU), 50,000 to 100,000 Scoville Heat Units (SHU), 50,000 to 175,000 Scoville Heat Units (SHU), 100,000 to 350,000 Scoville Heat Units (SHU), 80,000 to 400,000 Scoville Heat Units (SHU). The Anaheim pepper is a versatile chili pepper named for the city that made it popular, Anaheim, California. Scoville Heat Units: 2,500-3,000 SHU They are usually pickled and big on flavor. The peppers are vibrant red and offer a nice level of heat. With a Scoville rating of well over 1 million, it beat out the Bhut Jolokia, the previous record holder. Capsicum chinense Chiles de árbol also maintain their bright red hue, even after they are dried. It was developed by Petoseed, a Southern California company specializing in hybridizing peppers and tomatoes. To tone down the heat of a pepper, cut it open and remove the seeds and the white ribs. The Trinidad Scorpion Butch T is one of the hottest peppers in the world measuring over 1.4 Million Scoville Heat Units with bumpy skin and a scorpion-like tail. The pasilla pepper is the dried form of the chilaca pepper. SCOVILLE HEAT UNITS: 0-500 SHU It is originally from Hungary. Wow did not know there were so many peppers, thanks! Sort by. That’s a dried poblano pepper. This extremely hot pepper, originally from the Yucatn peninsula in Mexico, is now also cultivated in the Carribean and around North America. Its popularity spreads throughout the world. The Red Amazon is actually dried Tabasco chile, but since it is so commonly known in this form, we included it separately here. It starts out green and matures to red, and grows to only about 2 inches. This Italian sweet pepper is a corno di toro type (bull’s horn), because of its shape. Scoville Heat Units: 250 – 3,999 SHU Before drying your peppers, always wash them with warm water and dry thoroughly with a towel. It starts at zero units with the bell pepper and goes up to 16 million units, which is pure capsaicin. The Scoville heat unit scale rates how spicy peppers and pepper-based products (like hot sauce and chili powders) are. The puya chile is a Mexican pepper similar to the guajillo, but smaller and hotter. In addition to red cayenne peppers you’re likely used to seeing, you can also find cayenne gold peppers, which are yellow. When grown on a farm they can be machine harvested. The crisp fruits can be harvested when green around 70 days or their mature yellowish-orange around 85 days. Together they are an important part of Oaxacan cuisine, particularly mole sauces. They are very hot, 30,000 to 50,000 on the Scoville scale, similar to cayenne pepper. Learn more about them from Chili Pepper Madness. The fruit of the Doux des Landes pepper can grow over a foot long. The Hungarian Wax Pepper, as its name suggests, originated in Hungary. The Mulato pepper is a mild to medium dried poblano, similar to the ancho pepper, but with a slightly different flavor. They are perfect for chiles rellenos since the skin is thick and sturdy. While internet craze and online trends may have taken the interest in chilies and peppers to the next level, there i... A jalapeno pepper is a fruit of the Capsicum pod type. The Dolmalik is an heirloom Ancho type pepper from Turkey. So, they bring the heat — not a mild pepper by any mean. A great candidate when stuffing peppers, as they not spicy and fall in second to the lowest tier of the Scoville scale. The Chile Japones, aka Japones pepper or “Japanese pepper”, is a popular ingredient in Asian, Latin and Caribbean cuisine prized for it’s wonderful heat. Similar in appearance to the original cayenne, this variety is twice as hot and appears slightly wider. Learn more about them here. Scoville Heat Units: Up to 2,000,000 SHU Scoville Heat Units: 1,000 – 2,000 SHU The peter pepper is an heirloom chili pepper known for it’s unusual phallic shape. It looks like a cross between an apple and a tiny pumpkin. Habaneros smoke jalapenos on the heat scale. Approximately 5 inches long and ripen from greenish-yellow, to orange-yellow to red. They reach up to 300,000 Scoville Heat Units. They are mostly served cooked and are especially popular for making chiles rellenos. The original NM 6-4, which was released in 1957, had “run out,” meaning that after so many years of commercial growing, it had lost much of its flavor and aroma, and had increased its variabilit... A New Mexico-based team has developed a super-hot chile known as the “New Mexico Scorpion” The New Mexico Scorpion has been rated at 1,191,595 Scoville Heat Units by an independent laboratory. The Trinidad Scorpion Pepper is among the hottest peppers in the world with a big range of heat. As they turn red on the vine, they are plucked and smoked until dried, turning them into chipotle peppers. It is becoming more popular and well-known among chile-heads, but the seeds are very rare and hard to find. With its mild flavor, it can be eaten fresh, added to dishes for extra flavor, or dried and ground into powder. Read the Can you share a list of fresh pepper names vs. their dried names? Learn more about it here. You can still consider these peppers above-average hot, but they’re in the edible territory and often used in African and Portuguese cuisine. It’s a wonderful table sauce. Capsicum Annuum. They have a mild heat that falls below jalapenos on the Scoville scale. Learn all about it. Scoville Heat Units: 1,000 – 8,000 SHU (or hotter). You’ll use these ingredients in dips, jellies, soups, chili, stews, stir-fries, salsa, and so much more. They’re generally sold fresh, young and dark green, but once ripened and dried, they’re called ancho peppers and hold much more heat. Dried peppers are ground up into powder form and turned into spices. Learn more about it. Chipotle Peppers are smoked, dried jalapeno peppers. Scoville Heat Units: 10,000 – 23,000 SHU The Tangerine Dream chili pepper is a gorgeous rocket-shaped sweet pepper that matures to a vibrant orange when ripe and ready to pick. Rumored to be named after a famous Brazilian prostitute, the Madame Jeanette comes in various forms, from an elongated shape of a bell pepper about 3-4 inches long, or somewhat curved in similar size, or even similar in shape to a Scotch Bonnet. It is a medium sized hot pepper when compared to other chili peppers, measuring an average of 2-3.5 inches in length but growing up to 6 inches long or longer. Scoville Heat Units: 100-500 SHU MexGrocer offers a wide selection of whole dried chile peppers for you to choose from. Capsicum Baccatum. Here you'll find hundreds of spicy recipes of all levels, some with a little, some with a LOT, but everything is adjustable to your personal tastes. Similar to jalapeno peppers, but a bit spicer, and sweeter. The Ancho Pepper is the dried version of the poblano pepper, and one of the mos... Aji Amarillo Paste is widely used in Peruvian cooking. It is also known as the Hungarian Hot Wax Pepper. You can find them whole, dried, or dried and powdered. The peppers resemble long cayenne chili peppers that grow from 5-10 inches long and somewhat slender. When fresh, roasting is a popular cooking method. But, we're compiling information on chili peppers for you to learn more. Please use the RocketLauncher to install an equivalent of the demo, all images will be replaced with sample images. The banana pepper is a mild, medium-sized chili pepper with a tangy, slightly sweet taste. China was the world's largest producer of green chilis, providing half of the global total. When it comes to superhot chili peppers, one thing is certain – they just keep getting hotter and hotter. The Scotch Bonnet is equally hot, measuring in at 100,000-350,000 Scoville Heat Units (SHU). The Hidalgo is an heirloom pepper, similar in shape and hotness to the Serrano, originally from Mexico and Central America. Also a favorite in mole sauce, pasilla peppers are the dried form of a type of pepper known as chilaca peppers. Ever hear of ancho chilis? But there is a hotter strain of the Anaheim pepper that originates in New Mexico: hatch chiles. The pods grow to 2-3 inches long and ½ inch wide with wrinkled skin. Capsicum Baccatum. The datil pepper is a fiery chili produced mainly in St. Augustine, Florida. This post may contain affiliate links. Like tomatoes, peppers are a member of the nightshade family, botanically named Solanaceae. Scoville Heat Units: 855,000 – 1,041,427 SHU Chipotle. The South Asian part of the world is known for its spices. Some are easy on the taste buds; others are a mild form of torture. It’s also one of the most common peppers to dry, and it’s famously used in mole sauce. The Gatherer’s Gold chili pepper is horn-shaped pepper that ripens to a beautiful orange-gold color. Chilaca peppers are a mild, rich-flavored peppers that, when dried, are known as a Pasilla pepper. It originates in Peru and bears some physical resemblance to the Lemon Drop chili. 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