Also known as guajones, coras chile bola, and rattle chile, these Cascabel chili peppers look as delicious as they taste. These tiny peppers grow to about an inch to an inch and half, and have a unique flavor profile. The Cascabel chili's flavor profile is earthy, woodsy, nutty, acidic, and slightly smoky with tobacco and nutty undertones. Cascabel means “little bell” or “rattle” in Spanish, which the seeds inside rattle when you shake the pod. They ripen from green to red, and when you dry them, they darken into a variety of colors which are brown, red, orange, and even metallic copper. These peppers are common to use for soups, tacos, stews, salsas, and marinades. Try using dried Cascabel chiles for that extra flavor, or to make Cascabel chili powder!
Species: Capsicum Annuum
Heat Level: 1,000-3,000 Scoville heat units
Days to Harvest: 80+ Days
# of Seeds per Packet: 10+ Pepper Seeds