Species Name: Capsicum annuum var annuum Linne

Color: Green maturing to bright red

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

Shape: Thin, long, pointed

Description: Thin-fleshed, lots of seeds, easily dried, lingering heat. Used both decoratively and in cooking, primarily in Southeast Asian dishes.

Scoville Heat Units: 70,000 - 80,000

Substitute if Not Available: Serrano (3 to 1 Thai), Chiltepin, Jalapeno (for fresh Thai), Ground Cayenne or Japones (for dried Thai).

Other Names: Asian Hot

Related Cultivars: Thai Hot

Most Commonly Grown In: Thailand, Southeast Asia, California

Interesting Facts:

Most Common Uses: Noodle dishes, soups, curries