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.
Ornamental as well as edible - if you can stand the heat! Its stocky, 8" plants are covered with peppers that start out a deep green in color, then mature to bright red as they grow 2 to 3" long. Fleshy pods are particularly good in Oriental dishes and chili. You'll appreciate their beauty in borders and containers, and savor their flavor in the kitchen!
Scoville Rating: 50,000 to 100,000
Super Chili is a very productive, semi-compact plant that produces a upward-facing cone shaped chili peppers with a spicy flavor. Super Chili peppers are great for ornamental use as well. The fruits turn from pale green to orange to red with all shades in between.
These long, slender, slightly wrinkled, very hot peppers are especially good for pickles, canning and drying. Brilliant, fiery red peppers are no thicker than a pencil. Excellent for chili and homemade salsa. Two-celled fruits start out dark green, and then ripen to a bright red color.
Scoville Rating: 30,000 to 50,000