Peppers

Looking to learn more about different types of chili peppers? Enjoy our list of all our favorite peppers organized by the level of spiciness. Click through to learn more about each variety including an overview, spiciness range (SHU), scientific classification, taste, uses, and how and where to buy them in different forms.

 

Prairie Fire Peppers

Prairie Fire Peppers

If you’re looking for a versatile, aesthetic pepper perfect for small spaces, look no further than the prairie fire pepper! Prairie fire peppers are ornamental plants that look like colorful Christmas lights. They are a perfect addition to your garden if you want to add a touch of heat and color to your space. Despite…

Guide to Scotch Bonnet Peppers

Guide to Scotch Bonnet Peppers

Scotch Bonnet peppers are a favorite in Caribbean cuisine due to their potent heat and spicy-sweet tropical taste. They are commonly used in preparing dishes such as jerk chicken and pork. In this article, we will cover everything you need to know about Scotch Bonnet peppers, such as their spiciness level, flavor profile, and their…

Hornet Peppers

Hornet Peppers

There has been increasing interest in hornet peppers over the last few years, popularized in part by Marie Sharp’s Red Hornet Pepper Sauce. In fact, Marie Sharp’s cultivated their own unique type of hornet pepper from the Trinidad scorpion pepper, one of the hottest peppers on earth, and so they are sometimes also referred to…

Serrano Pepper

Serrano Pepper

The serrano pepper is one of the most popular and readily available peppers in the United States. It hails from the mountains of Puebla and Hidalgo (Mexico) and is widely used in Mexican cuisine. In fact, they are the second most common chili used in Mexican cooking! While sometimes confused with the jalapeño, serranos are…

Sweetie Peppers

Sweetie Peppers

As the name implies, sweetie peppers are sweet peppers that are common for snacking on raw. They are on the smaller side, much smaller than bell peppers, and come in a range of colors including orange, red, and yellow. They are typically F1 peppers, which means that they are first-generation hybrids. They are easy to…

Rocotillo Chili

Rocotillo Chili

Rocotillo chili peppers originated in Peru, and are currently grown across the southern United States, Cuba, and Puerto Rico. They are very popular in Puerto Rican and Caribbean cuisines, and can be eaten green, or matured into a variety of colors: yellow, red, and brown. They are much milder than jalapeños, making them perfect to…

Purple Jalapeño Pepper

Purple Jalapeño Pepper

If you are looking for a pepper to grow at home that is beautiful, delicious, and versatile, look no further than the purple jalapeño. Purple jalapeños are a relatively common ornamental variety, but they can also be used in the same way as any other jalapeño — in salsas, sauteed, jalapeño poppers, and more. It…

Puma Hot Pepper

Puma Hot Pepper

The puma hot pepper is a popular choice to grow at home because if its visual intrigue and high level of heat. It clocks in at 300,000-400,000 SHU, making it slightly hotter than most habanero peppers. The peppers grow on bushy, deep-purple plants, and the fruits begin a deep purple color and mature into a…

Peter (Penis) Pepper

Peter (Penis) Pepper

The peter pepper is also commonly referred to as a “penis pepper” because of its phallic shape and distinct head. They are an heirloom pepper comparable in heat to serrano chilis — so decently spicy! They grow to be 4-6″ long (lol), and start out green and mature into a bright red. You also may…