The Morita Pepper is a smoked, fiery, red-ripe pepper that you can use to create any kinds of authentic dishes. In Spanish, Morita means “little blackberry” or “pepper blackberry,” and this pepper has an interesting flavor. It is like the chipotle pepper, except the Morita Chili Peppers are colored to dark red/purple and are smoked for less time which leaves them softer and retains their fruity flavor. The chipotle pepper will color to a tan color. Used primarily in Mexican cuisines, the dried Morita Chiles is a mix of fruity and smoke with some mild spice. Some say they taste tones of raspberry, cherry, and tomato! The Morita grows to one to two inches tall and ripens from green to red.
Species: Capsicum Annuum
Heat Level: 2,500-5,000 (can even go up to 10,000) Scoville heat units