Spicy exchange / 2023
What to know:
Renowned for their disease resistance and prolific yield, Marconi giant peppers produce elongated pods up to 8 inches long. They have a a pleasing sweetness and zero heat (0 SHU).
Characterized by their compact, round shape, cherry peppers deliver a medium-low heat, measuring between 5,000 and 15,000 SHUs. Many people unexpectedly cultivated cherry peppers in 2023 due to the widespread PepperGate mix-up.
Scotch bonnets, available in a spectrum of colors including orange, yellow, and red, boast a compact, rounded pod structure. With a heat range of 100,000 to 350,000 SHUs, they contribute a significant kick to your dishes.
One of the few popular Capsicum Pubescens peppers in the US, the rocoto pepper resembles a small apple with its bright red hue and round shape. Originating from Peru, rocoto peppers range from 30,000 to 100,000 SHUs.
The Carolina Reaper earned its fiery reputation as the world’s hottest pepper, according to the Guinness Book of World Records in 2013. Packing an astonishing 1,569,300+ SHUs, these peppers go beyond scorching, offering a surprising dimension of fruity sweetness.
Closely related to Trinidad scorpions, 7 pot Jonah peppers are a force to be reckoned with, boasting a formidable heat level of 800,000+ SHU.
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