Mild, spicy flavor - like a pepperoncini, but with smoky undertones. Early and prolific, with loads of sweet bells that average 3 to 4" long by 1 to 1-1/2" wide. A perfect choice for grilling and salsa. Can be eaten at the green or red stage. Plants are compact and bushy.
Scoville Rating: 230 to 330
Also known as Ghost Chile. The Guinness Book of World Records hottest pepper in the world from 2007 through 2010, Bhut Jolokia measures over one million units on the Scoville scale! More than a novelty, these orange-red peppers which grow up to 2-1/2 to 3-1/2" long at maturity, can be used to spice up cuisine, but should be eaten with extreme caution and kept away from eyes.
Scoville Rating: 855,000 to 1,000,000
Whether used green or red, this is one very hot pepper! Flavorful peppers are perfect for chili sauce, salsa, hot pepper vinegar and pickles. Vigorous, 30" plants are covered with 2" thin-walled fruits.
Scoville Rating: 10,000 to 25,000
Jalapeño produces 3-inch, thick-walled, moderately hot pods with deep green color that matures to a bright red. The skin may show a netting pattern as fruit ages, but it does not affect flavor. Often, the heat of the peppers will vary, even those from the same plant. If peppers grow fast, get plenty of water, and are harvested soon, they may be milder than peppers that stay on the plant a long time, or that develop slowly and under stressful conditions.