How do your favorite peppers compare? SCOVILLE HEAT UNITS (SHU) Hot or Not?
Alter Ego 70092266 • Hot but also sweet, its natural dwarf habit makes it perfect for patio containers and small gardens. • Upward-facing fruit matures from shades of cream and light purple to scarlet-red. • Withstands both intense heat and full sun without fruit damage. BEST FOR: add to dishes needing a mild kick of heat, Pico de Gallo.
Police Grade Pepper Spray
Bhut Jolokia (Ghost Pepper)
Basket of Fire / Apache
40,000 30,000–50,000 30,000–40,000 24,000
Apache 70034452 • Sturdy, well-branched compact bushy habit is very adaptive and reliably productive. • Can be kept very compact for use as a Bonsai plant. • Produces masses of aromatic, super-hot, bright red chilies. BEST FOR: enjoy fresh, adding to oils or frozen. Dry and grind into chili powder or flakes.
Chipotle / Hungarian Wax
Compadre 70000209 • Large, thick-fleshed fruit are really hot, and mature from shiny green to red. • Produces high yields of top-quality fruit with little cracking, even under stress. • Vigorous plant with continuous flowering and fruiting, even in cool temperatures. BEST FOR: salsa, poppers
Paquimé 70068052 • The beginner’s jalapeno—just the right amount of heat without overpowering your senses. • Consistently produces super-sized jalapeños nearly 5" in length beginning in 70 days. • High-yielding with strong, vigorous plants to support the fruit load. BEST FOR: salsa, stuffed, grilling, poppers
Atomic 70092267 • Naturally dwarf habit has a dramatic presentation in patio containers or small spaces. • Large upward facing fruit mature purple to a sizzling red, packed with fiery heat. • Withstands both intense heat and full sun without fruit damage. BEST FOR: fresh, grilled, or frozen
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