Guyana (Wiri Wiri) Pepper

Guyana (Wiri Wiri) Pepper


Scientific Classification

Capsicum Frutescens

Heat rating in Scovilles:

100000 – 350000

In the northeastern sector of South America rests the small country of Guyana. This is where the relatively rare Guyana Pepper (also known as the Wiri Wiri pepper) comes from.

The Wiri Wiri pepper is a 1/2” round pepper that grows upright, and is quite hot. They turn from green, to orange, to red when mature. The plant has green stems, green leaves, and white flowers. It is so cherry-like in appearance that sometimes it is called the Hot Cherry or Bird Cherry pepper.

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