10 Types of Pepper to Grow

10 Types of Pepper to Grow


They do not produce capsaicin, which makes peppers spicy.

1 Sweet Bell Peppers (Green Bell Pepper, Yellow Bell Pepper, and Red Bell Pepper) — 0 SHU

Commonly used in Italian cooking, these popular peppers are known for their protruding conical shape and vibrant red color.

2 Sweet Italian Peppers  — 0 – 100 SHU

The 8-inch large conical pepper has a sweet and mild taste, described as smoky.

3 Paprika Supreme  — 50 – 200 SHU

Originating in the United States, Banana Peppers are known for their sweet, mild taste, which makes them a great addition to several dishes.

4 Banana Peppers  (Yellow Wax Pepper)  — 0 – 500 SHU

This hot pepper has a rough and conical shape that changes colors frequently; as it ripens, it turns bright orange or fiercely red from a pale color.

5 Santa Fe Grande Pepper — 500 – 700 SHU

They go gaga for Cubanelle Peppers in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic due to their sweet taste, considered moderate on the heat scale.

6 Cubanelle Peppers  — 0 – 1,000 SHU

The Poblano is a mild chili pepper with a scintillating smoky flavor.

7 Poblano Peppers  — 1,000 – 2,000 SHU

They have thick flesh and are sturdy enough to be used for roasting. They are mostly  green and red.

8 Anaheim Peppers — 500 – 2,500 SHU

This cayenne pepper comes in various colors: green, yellow, and orange. They are 4 to 5 inches long and half an inch in diameter.

9 Cayenne Chile Pepper  — 30,000 – 50,000 SHU

It held the title of the “Hottest Pepper in the World” in 2007. Adding a small amount of it will enhance the flavor of a large meal and do it no harm.

10 Ghost Pepper  (Bhut Jolokia)  — 1,041,427 SHU

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