Capsicum: The Mild or Medium Hot Chili Peppers

The Baby Pepper capsicum variety is a medium hot chili pepper that rates about 4/10. This capsicum fruit resembles a little cherry that matures from a light green color to a deep red. The Baby Pepper chili is an ideal pickling hot chili pepper and great for pickling, stuffing with cream cheese, as a savory snack.

The Barney capsicum chili pepper is a mild chili pepper that rates 5/10 on the heat scale. This capsicum is about 12 to 15 cm (5 to 6 inches) in length and appears twisted and crinkles and they all look different from each other, even on the same capsicum shrub. It is medium hot and fiery when fully ripe.

The French Wax capsicum is one of the medium strength chili peppers that rates about 4/10 on the heat scale. This particular capsicum variety grows to about 10 cm (3.93 inches) in length and ripens to a beautiful scarlet red fruit with a lovely waxy finish.

The Golden Cayenne capsicum is only a mild chili pepper and rates 4/10 on the heat scale. It grows the same as the Red Cayenne capsicum variety, but does not have the same bite as the red Cayenne capsicum.

The Good Choice capsicum is a relatively warm capsicum that rates 5/10 on the heat scale. It has its origins in Korea and the fruits grow to about 15 cm (5.9 inches) in length and weighs about 10-12g (0.352 – 0.423 oz US / 0.022 – 0.026 lb UK) each. It has a 1.2 to 1.4 cm (0.472 to 0.551 inches) diameter and matures to a lovely shiny red fruit. It is indeed a Good Choice Capsicum that lives up to its name since it is a prolific provider and reasonably hot

The Guajillo (pronounced gwah-HEE-yoh) capsicum is also mildly hot and rates 4/10 on the heat scale. This particular capsicum variety is grown on a wide scale in Mexico and is used in salsas, soups, sauces and stews. The Guajillo capsicum is also used to make Harissa paste which is used in Tunisian cuisine.

The Hidalgo capsicum is a medium heat variety chili pepper that rates 4/10. The Hidalgo capsicum is shaped like the Serrano capsicum and is more or less the same as far has the heat scale is concerned. Upon maturity the fruits of Hidalgo capsicum turn red and can be used fresh or dried.

The Hungarian Wax capsicum is a medium strength hot capsicum that rates 4/10. This particular capsicum chili pepper is pretty big and can reach up to 23 cm (9 inches) in length upon maturity.

The Hungarian Yellow Wax capsicum is slightly hotter that the Hungarian Wax capsicum at 5/10 on the heat scale. This capsicum makes for great pickling. Pickle these capsicums by putting them in a 5% vinegar, sugar, water, and spices solution and enjoy. Upon maturity these capsicum fruits reach a length of approximately 20 cm (8 inches).

The Inferno capsicum is a mild chili pepper that rates 5/10 on the heat scale. The fruits of this capsicum start off with a lime green color and mature to a lovely orange and rich red upon full maturity. Do not be fooled by this medium hot chili pepper because it has a kick and a distinct sweet pepper taste.

The Maxijala capsicum is also known as the New Maxi-Jala Chili. This capsicum variety rate 4/10 on the heat scale and is thus a medium hot chili pepper. The Maxijala is a big one and can reach a length of 9 cm (3.5 inches) and 3.5 cm (1.4 inches) in diameter. It also weighs in at 45g (1.6 oz US / 0.09 lb UK). As a Jalapeno type capsicum this capsicum has conical shaped fruits with thick walls and grows strong and vigorous. Due to its size this capsicum is ideal for stuffing, pickling, salads, pureeing, salsas, and also roasting.

The Pasilla capsicum is a medium hot chili pepper that rates 4/10 on the heat scale. The fruits of this particular capsicum variety are about 12 cm (4.7 inches) long with thin walls and the color is a dark raisin brown and wrinkled. The Pasilla capsicum in conjunction with Mulato capsicum and Ancho capsicum varieties, is used to make traditional mole sauce.

The Prairie Fire capsicum rates 4/10 on the heat scale. As a tiny petite looking capsicum the fruits make up for size in its wonderful flavor. One Prairie Fire Capsicum is enough to provide in the needs of an averaged sized family as it will provide you with a non-stop crop with hundreds of mini-medium hot chili peppers.

The Rodrigues capsicum is a mild medium strength chili pepper that rates 4/10 on the heat scale. It is names after the island of Rodrigues where it was first cultivated.

The Senger Farm capsicum rates 4/10 on the heat scale and are thus a mild chili pepper. This capsicum makes an attractive bushy shrub that will grow to about 0.75 m (2.5 feet) tall bearing loads of fruits that turns red when they mature. Even at the end of a season you may even pick the green chili peppers and store them in a ripening bag and they will ripen to a beautiful crimson red.

The Serrano capsicum rates 4/10 and makes great tasting salsa. This capsicum starts as a green fruit and ripens to red, brown, orange and yellow. These chili peppers do not dry well because they are too fleshy.

The Tangerine Pimento capsicum is another medium chili pepper that rates 4/10 on the heat scale. This capsicum makes fro great eating when they are fresh since they are quite fleshy, thick-walled and delicious and very juicy.

The Topaz capsicum rates 5/10 on the heat scale that is actually a Korean type of chili pepper. The bright fruits of this capsicum turn from green to bright yellow and yellow-orange when it matures. The fruits are about 10 to 12 cm (3.9 to 4.7 inches) in length and 1.5 cm (0.6 inches) in diameter.

The Tuxtlas Chili capsicum is a medium strength chili pepper that rates 3/10 and is a Serrano type of hot chili pepper. The fruits of this capsicum are cylindrical in shape and grow to about 8 cm (3.15 inches) in length and 1.3 cm (0.5 inch) in diameter. The color ranges from green to red. This chili pepper makes a great base for a chili sauce similar to the Serrano capsicum. After transplanting the Tuxtlas Chili capsicum takes approximately 65 to 70 days to mature.

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