Cascabel Chile Pepper (Bola Chile)

Cascabel Chile Pepper (Bola Chile)


Scientific Classification

Capsicum annuum

Heat rating in Scovilles:

2500 – 8000

The Cascabel chile pepper (little bell), is also known as the rattle chile. The rattle and bell designations describe the tendency of loose seeds to rattle inside a dried cascabel when shaken.

Fresh Cascabel are also known as bola chile or chile bola (Spanish: ball chile). The color of the fresh fruits starts out green and matures to red. These 3 cm chiles resemble small cherries. Most commonly used dried, the color darkens considerably and are called Guajones’ or ‘Coras’ once dried.

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