This small, slender, curved, bright red pepper is a popular pepper to use in many cuisines! The Chile De Arbol Pepper is typically dried and produces the best flavor when you dry them. The dried Chiles De Arbol mean “tree chili” in Spanish because of its long wood stem and includes several nicknames such as bird’s beak chilies or rat’s tail chilies. The pepper grows to 2 to 4 inches long, and the Chile De Arbol plant grows over 5 feet tall. It matures from green to bright red and retains its color after drying. Delivering a quick heat punch, this pepper has fruity, smoky, and nutty tones, which makes it a great addition to add in salsas, sauces, soups, and stews. Try this in your next meal for delicious flavors!
Species: Capsicum Annuum
Heat Level: 15,000-30,000Scoville heat units (Although some report these to be up to 60,000!)