All 2010 chilies

Growing chili peppers
December 24, 2010


During 2010 I tried new chili varieties: mild chilies, black and ornamental, but also some new Habanero.

Aji BenitoAji Benito (Capsicum Baccatum)
Mild, ripens from green to red, 5cm long.
A recipe: Yellow Tomatoes Gaspacho.


Aji PineappleAji Pineapple (Capsicum Baccatum)
Mildly hot, ripens from green to yellow, 6-7 cm long.
More details: Chili Peppers Reality Show: the secrets revealed.


Banana SweetBanana Sweet (Capsicum Annuum)
Sweet, ripens from pale green to yellow, orange and finally to red, 12-14 cm long.
More details and a recipe: Banana Sweet Chili Sauce.


Bulgarian CarrotBulgarian Carrot (Capsicum Annuum)
Hot, ripens from green to orange.


CascabelCascabel (Capsicum Annuum)
Mildly hot, ripens from dark green to brown.
A recipe: Vegan Chili Bechamel.


CatCat's Claw (Unghia di gatto) (Capsicum Annuum)
Ornamental, ripens from green to red, about 2 cm long.


Cayenne YellowCayenne Yellow (Capsicum Annuum)
Similar to cayenne, ripens from green to yellow, about 6 cm long.


Chilhuacle NegroChilhuacle Negro (Capsicum Annuum)
Mild, ripens from dark green to dark brown. Smoky flavour.
More details and a recipe: Black Chili Powder.


Chilhuacle RojoChilhuacle Rojo (Capsicum Annuum)
Smaller and hotter than Chilhuacle Negro, ripens from green to red.


Chili de OnzaChili de Onza (Capsicum Annuum)
Mild, ripens from dark green to brown, 5 cm long.
More details: Chili de Onza.


ChintexleChintexle (Capsicum Annuum)
Hot, ripens from green to red, 4-5 cm long.


Czechoslovakian BlackCzechoslovakian Black (Capsicum Annuum)
Ornamental, ripens from black to red.
More details: Black Chilies


Ecuadorian PurpleEcuadorian Purple (Capsicum Annuum)
Ornamental, ripens from black to red. Black leaves.
More details: Black Chilies


Ethiopian Brown BerbereEthiopian Brown Berbere (Capsicum Annuum)
Hot and perfect for sauces. It ripens from green to brown, and then its pulp becomes creamy.
More details: Chili Peppers Reality Show: the secrets revealed.


Fluorescent PurpleFluorescent Purple (Capsicum Annuum)
Ornamental, ripens from purple to red. Variegated leaves.
More details: Black Chilies


FresnoFresno (Capsicum Annuum)
Hot, ripens from green to red, 2-3 cm long.
More details: Fresno Chili.


Frida BlackFrida Black (Capsicum Annuum)
Ornamental, ripens from purple to orange.
More details: Chili Peppers Reality Show: the secrets revealed.


GuajilloGuajillo (Capsicum Annuum)
Mild, ripens from green to red.


Habanero Black CongoHabanero Black Congo (Capsicum Chinense)
Hot, ripens from green to dark red.
More details: Chili Peppers Reality Show: the secrets revealed.


Habanero CancunHabanero Cancun (Capsicum Chinense)
Extremely hot, ripens from pale green to red.
More details: A rainbow of Habanero.


Habanero PinkHabanero Pink (Capsicum Chinense)
Extremely hot, ripens from pale green to pink.
More details: A rainbow of Habanero.


Jalapeno EstriadoJalapeno Estriado (Capsicum Annuum)
Mildly hot, ripens from green to red, without corks but with dark stripes.
More details: The collector's garden: Jalapeno for everyone.


Jalapeno MitlaJalapeno Mitla (Capsicum Annuum)
Mild, ripens from green to red, 6-8 cm long.
More details: The collector's garden: Jalapeno for everyone.
Jalapeno Recipes


Numex Joe ParkerNumex Joe Parker (Capsicum Annuum)
Mild, ripens from green to red, 12-14 cm long.


Paprika BiancaPaprika Bianca (Capsicum Annuum)
Sweet, ripens from white to red.
A recipe: Avocado Salad with Tuna and Paprika.


Peruvian PurplePeruvian Purple (Capsicum Annuum)
Ornamental, dark leaves, purple flowers, pods that ripe from black to green and then to red.
More details: Black Chilies


Pimento piquilloPimento piquillo (Capsicum Annuum)
Mild, ripens from green to red, 7-8 cm long.
More details: Pimento Piquillo Chili.
A recipe: Tuna and Thyme Focaccia.


Piri Piri AlgarvePiri Piri Algarve (Capsicum Annuum)
Hot, ripens from green to red, about 8 cm long.


Rain Forest TricolorRain Forest Tricolor (Capsicum Annuum)
Ornamental, variegated leaves, purple flowers, striated pods.
More details: Black Chilies


RawitRawit (Capsicum Frutescens)
Very Hot, ripens from green to orange and finally to red, 7-8 cm long.
More details: Rawit Chili.


RedskinRedskin (Capsicum Annuum)
Sweet, ripens from green to red. Similar to small bell peppers.
A recipe: Burger with Chili Sauce.


Serrano TampiquenoSerrano Tampiqueno (Capsicum Annuum)
Hot, ripens from green to red, bigger than serrano.


TabascoTabasco (Capsicum Frutescens)
Hot, ripens from yellow to red.


Variegata TrifettiVariegata Trifetti (Capsicum Annuum)
Ornamental, variegated leaves, purple flowers, striated pods.
More details: Black Chilies



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