Purple Serrano less hot than regular Serrano?

sunnibel7 Md 7(7)September 10, 2012

Greetings, chiliphiles. I have finally had a good chance to try out all my different peppers this year and I really like my purple serranos (thanks, Bill!) I was wondering if they are typically as hot as regular serranos, just because mine seem really mild, milder than my Jalapeno Ms. Which is fine, I really like the flavor, though my husband says he likes more bite. Just thinking about next year a little bit already. Cheers!

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romy6(9)

From my limited experience with purple varieties they are always milder.

    Bookmark   September 10, 2012 at 12:58PM
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ottawapepper

Yes, the Purple Serrano are quite mild. Like you mentioned, they have a nice flavor with a warm (not biting) heat.

Last year when making poppers, I used them for for folks who didn't like a lot of heat. I laced other Purple Serranos with White Habs in the stuffing for those who wanted more of a bite ;-))

    Bookmark   September 10, 2012 at 7:18PM
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sunnibel7 Md 7(7)

Cool, good to know! Next to save some seeds I think...

    Bookmark   September 10, 2012 at 9:26PM
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kuvaszlvr

OK, now I am really confused. I planned to grow them next year and had been searching the web for info on them, and everything I found said their scoville was 8,000-22,000. Regular serranos are supposed to be 6,000-23,000. Soooo, Like I said, I'm confused.
Pam

    Bookmark   September 11, 2012 at 8:34AM
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sunnibel7 Md 7(7)

Hmmm, maybe different strains with the same name? I got my seeds from Ottawapepper so he and I are talking about the exact same peppers. Anyway, nice flavor which I liked for poppers even a little better than jalapenos which I also liked quite well. Cheers!

    Bookmark   September 11, 2012 at 12:23PM
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romy6(9)

Don't believe everything you read on the internet. (LOL) Especially scoville ratings:)

    Bookmark   September 11, 2012 at 12:55PM
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kuvaszlvr

Wait just a darn minute... You're telling me that might not be Johnny Depp I've been corresponding with? OH, you LIE!

    Bookmark   September 11, 2012 at 2:18PM
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ottawapepper

kuvaszlvr, I have of course tasted the purples from my seed but, I've also sampled some purple pods a friend grew from a different seed source. Both were mild. Not sayin there ain't a hot strain out there. If you find a hot one, I'd be interested ;-)

Bill

p.s. You sure you're not corresponding with Johnny Deep? Just askin.

    Bookmark   September 11, 2012 at 7:35PM
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kuvaszlvr

LMAO! Bill you crack me up!

This is where I am getting my seeds, I'll let you know (if I remember next year, that's a long way away) what I think of the heat level. - also, this isn't the place that had the scoville.

http://www.tomatogrowers.com/PURPLE-SERRANO/productinfo/9723/

this is where I saw the scoville, haha, they decrease in scoville as you go down the list.... sheesh!

http://www.pepperseeds.eu/purple-serrano.html
http://www.pimentasonline.com/en/pimenta/Serrano-Purple-Serrano-Purple-Chili-Pepper
http://www.typesofhotpeppers.com/scoville-3500-10000/purple-serrano-hot-pepper/

    Bookmark   September 12, 2012 at 9:54AM
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