Beaver Dam Pepper

Beaver Dam Pepper


Scientific Classification

Capsicum annuum

Heat rating in Scovilles:

500 – 1000

Brought to the Wisconsin community of the same name in 1912 by a Hungarian immigrant Joe Hussli, this Hungarian heirloom pepper’s attraction is a sweet-yet-spicy flavor. The Beaver Dam hot pepper can be picked green or red and is considered one of Wisconsin’s endangered foods.  They are crunchy in texture and mildly hot to taste, with excellent flavor. The peppers start bright green before maturing to deep red in approx 80 days.

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