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Database of Chilli Pepper Varieties


SERRANO

Species: Annuum | Origin: Mexico | Heat: Medium


Serrano translated to English means 'from the mountains', after the mountain ridges of Puebla and Hidalgo in Mexico from where it is thought to have orginated. These bullet shaped chiles grow up to 6cm long, are thick fleshed and mature from lime green to red approximately 85 days after transplanting. The pods grow on tall 30in plants which have distinctive fuzzy leaves. The pods can be eaten in their green or red form and in general have medium pungency with the various strains measuring anywhere from 2500 to 23000 scoville units.


© Allen M Boatman

© Mats & Patrica Pettersson

SERRANO BALIN

Species: Annuum | Origin: Mexico | Heat: Medium


A young immature pod shown here. Balin means 'bullet', a more detailed description is currently unavailable.


© Jukka Kilpinen

SERRANO CHILI PVYRES

Species: Annuum | Origin: Unknown | Heat: Unknown


Description currently unavailable.


SERRANO DEL SOL

Species: Annuum | Origin: Mexico | Heat: Medium


This hybridised serrano variety boasts fruit that is twice the size and two to three weeks earlier than the original. This small bushy plant has the distinctive hairy leaves and is a prolific producer of cylindrical shaped 3-3 1/2" fruits that mature from dark green (55 days) to scarlet red (75 days) The peppers are fleshy and meaty with the unique Serrano flavor so popular in Mexican cuisine. Measuring about 5,000 Scoville units, they are about the same pungency as a jalapeño, and are quite versatile for sauces, salsas, or flavoring.


© 2005 Tomato Growers Supply Company

SERRANO FIRE

Species: Annuum | Origin: Unknown | Heat: Unknown


See Fire Serrano


© Allen M Boatman

SERRANO GIANT

Species: Annuum | Origin: Mexico | Heat: Unknown


Description currently unavailable.


SERRANO HOLLY BERRY

Species: Annuum | Origin: Mexico | Heat: Unknown


Description currently unavailable.


SERRANO HUASTECO

Species: Annuum | Origin: Mexico | Heat: Unknown


Description currently unavailable.


SERRANO LONG

Species: Annuum | Origin: Mexico | Heat: Unknown


Description currently unavailable.


SERRANO PURPLE

Species: Annuum | Origin: Mexico | Heat: Hot


This is a beautiful purple-fruited version of Serrano. Peppers are a little longer than those of regular Serrano, but the same candle-flame shape. Instead of turning red at maturity, they become deep purple. Plants are tall and branching with the fuzzy foliage typical of Serranos. The plant also produces stunning, large purple flowers with darkpurple/black anthers. Wonderful for salsas as well as eating fresh. 85 days.


© Semillas La Palma

SERRANO PURPLE BRAZILIAN

Species: Annuum | Origin: Mexico | Heat: Unknown


Description currently unavailable.


© Mats & Patricia Pettersson

© Mats & Patricia Pettersson

SERRANO TAMPIQUEÑO

Species: Annuum | Origin: Mexico | Heat: Medium


There is a reason you see so many recipes for Mexican or hot food using Serrano Tampiqueno peppers -- they have a distinctive and unique hot flavor, excellent for many dishes. The plants are big, 2' to 3' wide and tall and the club shaped fruist have a distinctive hot and pungent flavour. 2500 to 4000 SHU (75 days)


© Cross Country Nurseries

SERRANO VISA

Species: Annuum | Origin: Mexico | Heat: Unknown


Description currently unavailable.


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