Species Name: Capsicum annuum var annuum Linne

Color: Green maturing to bright red

Average Size: 2 - 3" long, 1/4 - 3/8" diameter

Shape: Narrow, curved

Description: Grows on a lush plant with thick, woody stems. Stays bright red when dried. Used with the seeds. Not very flavorful but often used for extra heat in dishes or sauces. Tannic, smoky, acidic flavor.

Scoville Heat Units: 15,000 - 30,000

Substitute if Not Available: Cayenne, Chiltepin, Japones, Dried Thai

Other Names: Alfilerillo, Bravo, Cola de Rata, Cuauhchilli, Ginnie Peppers, Pico de Pajaro

Related Cultivars: None that we know of!

Most Commonly Grown In: Jalisco, Central Valley of Mexico

Interesting Facts: "De Arbol" means "tree-like". Not often used fresh, but found dried, packaged in many stores.

Most Common Uses: Table sauces, soups, stews