Don’t get the Cascabella pepper confused with the Cascabel pepper! Yellow Cascabella peppers are a thick-walled small “Hungarian Hot Wax” pepper type that is bursting with flavor. These peppers are low-medium heat chiles when allowed to ripen to their final color, red. The color shift during the ripening stage goes from yellow, to orange, and finally a bright red. Usually, Cascabella peppers are pickled in the yellow stage with a dash of turmeric.
The difference between the Cascabella and Cascabel peppers is the Cascabella pepper can be eaten fresh, while the Cascabel pepper is typically dried. The Cascabella pepper has a conical shape tapering to a point and the hot wax-type pod will grow to 2 inches long. The heat is similar to a Jalapeño but with a flavor similar to a Sport pepper. The Cascabella pepper plant will grow to 18 to 24 inches tall with gorgeous dark emerald green leaves on a sturdy bush.
These peppers taste great on salads, salsas, and appetizers. Our favorite is eating them straight from the jar!
Heat Level: 1,500-6,000+ SHUs
Days to Harvest: 80+ Days
Seeds per Packet: 10+ Pepper Seeds
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