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Cobra

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Cobra Chillis

Cobra

Species: Capsicum annuum
Scoville Heat Units: 20,000 – 40,000 SHU
Heat Category: Medium
Origin: India
Flavour: A mild heat with hints of fruit and anise tones.
Background: Olive green coloured fruits ripen to dark red. A Cayenne-type chilli variety producing 12-15cm long by 1.25cm wide, thin-skinned, snake like pods which hang in great numbers.

Padrón

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Padron Peppers

Padrón

Species: Capsicum annuum
Scoville Heat Units: 1,000 – 2,500 SHU
Heat Category: Medium
Origin: Padrón, La Coruña, Spain
Flavour: Usually a mild heat with 10 – 20 % turning out much hotter.
Background: Fried and served as tapas in Spain, the heat lottery has given rise to the popular aphorism “Os pementos de Padrón, uns pican e outros non” meaning “Padrón peppers, some are hot, some are not”.

Kashmiri

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Kashmiri Chillis

Kashmiri

Species: Capsicum frutescens
Scoville Heat Units: 2,000 SHU
Heat Category: Medium
Origin: Jammu and Kashmir, North East Asia
Flavour: A mild heat and full flavoured.
Background: This chilli is prized not only for it’s flavour but for the deep red colour it will add to any dish. Traditional prepared by soaking them in water before grinding them into a paste then added to a dish.

Chilhuacle Negro

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Chilhuacle Negro

Chilhuacle Negro [chee-WAH-lee]

Species: Capsicum annuum
Scoville Heat Units: 1,200 -2,000 SHU
Heat Category: Medium
Origin: Cañada valley, Oaxaca, Mexico
Flavour: A mild heat with hints of fruit and anise tones.
Background: An ancient and very rare variety found growing primarily in the UNESCO ecological zone of Cañada valley, Mexico. These dark brown pods with deep purple flesh are the key ingredient in mole negro.

Black Pearl

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Black Pearl Chilli Peppers

Black Pearl

Species: Capsicum annuum
Scoville Heat Units: 20,000 – 30,000 SHU
Heat Category: Medium
Origin: Mexico
Flavour: A medium heat with a slightly salty taste.
Background: 2006 All-America Selections and Fleuroselect Quality Mark Winner, this attractive black leaved plant produces shiny pods that turn from black to red when ripened.

Vezena Piperka

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Vezena Piperka

Species: Capsicum annuum
Scoville Heat Units: 1,200 -2,000 SHU
Heat Category: Medium
Origin: Republic of Macedonia
Flavour: Mild, fresh, sweet and a little fruity with a rich nutty finish.
Background: This gigantic pod with it’s beautifully corked unique aesthetic, has been growing in Macedonia for over 100 years but is relatively new to the rest of the world.

Pasilla Bajio

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Pasilla Bajio [Pah-see-yah]

Species: Capsicum annuum
Scoville Heat Units: 1,000 -2,500 SHU
Heat Category: Medium
Origin: Mexico
Flavour: Rich and sweet smokey flavour with a mild heat.
Background: These dark green pods which turn brown as they ripen are used in Mexican ‘Mole Poblano’ sauces. “Pasilla” refers to dried form of the Chilhuacle Negro, and means “little raisin” in Spanish.