Database of Chilli Pepper Varieties


Species: Annuum | Origin: Mexico | Heat: Medium

Chile de arbol is a mild to quite hot pepper popular in western Mexico, where they are sometimes called pico de pajaro (bird beak) or cola de rata (rat tail). Plants are extremely vigorous, growing upto 120cm is a single season hence the translation of 'De Arbol' which means 'small tree' or 'Tree like'. They should be planted at least three feet apart. The slender pendant shaped fruits grow to around 10cm in length and mature from light green to dark red. Often dried and used by the Mexicans to make decorative wreaths or 'Ristras'. Red, slender pepper, up to 3" long. Originally from the Oaxaco and Jalisco states in Mexico.

Mark McMullan