Red Amazon Pepper

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Red Amazon Pepper

Scovilles

Scientific Classification

Capsicum frutescens

Heat rating in Scovilles:

30000 – 50000

The Red Amazon is actually a dried Tabasco pepper. The tapered fruits, around 4 cm long (1.5 inches), are initially pale yellowish-green and turn yellow and orange before ripening to bright red. The plant, which can grow to nearly 60″ tall, typically shows all stages at once.

TASTE: The Red Amazon has a light, fiery flavor with hints of celery.

CULINARY USES: This chile is great used whole in soups, salads, and sauces. Alternatively, you can grind this fiery little chile into a powder and use it in place of a typical ground cayenne pepper.

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