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Help me Identify this hot pepper

Posted by UCFNurse 9b (My Page) on
Sat, Sep 29, 12 at 14:08

The guy at the farmers market said they are hotter than jalapenos but not as hot as habeneros. He just said they were "hot peppers." I don't even know how I'm supposed to know when its time to pick them. Am I supposed to pick them when they are green? Some of them are purple or half purple half green. I kind of think that guy didn't really know about them.

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RE: Help me Identify this hot pepper

Looks like a serrano to me.

Usually used green, but, if you let them go long enough they will ripen to red. When ripe, they are softer and I guess sweeter for lack of a better description. Less "green" tasting if that makes any sense.

RE: Help me Identify this hot pepper

Looks like serrano to me too. Heat range is between jalapeno and habanero, not quite as hot as thai. I like the red ones a lot better, same heat, more flavor.



RE: Help me Identify this hot pepper

Like tsheets & rick_in_va, I think Serrano too.

The purple you're seeing is probably just some harmless sunburn. My preference is ripe red but it's just personal taste.


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