Serrano Pepper

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Serrano Pepper

Scovilles

Scientific Classification

Capsicum annuum

Heat rating in Scovilles:

10000 – 25000

The Serrano Pepper is a type of chili pepper that originated in the mountainous regions of the Mexican states of Puebla and Hidalgo. Serrano translated to English means ‘from the mountains’.

Their flavor is crisp, bright, and notably hotter than the jalapeño pepper. Typically eaten raw, Serrano peppers are also commonly used in making pico de gallo. Unripe serrano peppers are green, maturing to red. The pods can be eaten in their green or red form. These bullet shaped chiles grow up to 6cm long, are thick fleshed and mature from lime green to red approximately 85 days after transplanting.

FUN FACT: Ripe red Serrano peppers are featured in the popular Sriracha sauce.

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