Hidalgo Chile Pepper

Hidalgo Chile Pepper


Scientific Classification

Capsicum annuum

Heat rating in Scovilles:

6000 – 20000

Originally from Mexico and Central America, the Hidalgo Chile is similar to the Serrano and just as hot. A productive plant, it has fuzzy green stems, fuzzy green leaves, and white flowers. Peppers are hot and turn from dark green to red when mature with a thick, shiny red skin.

CULINARY USES: The Hidalgo pepper is great for pickling. It can be added to many dishes for a spicy kick. Great in salsa or sauces as well.

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