Peppers








Growing hot peppers in the Mojave desert – Las Vegas to be more specific, and they grow great here. Scoville Scale below contains the ones I have grown since 2010 when I started keeping track.

  • Bhut Jolokia Pepper–Origin:India–Scoville Units: 1,000,000
  • Red Trinidad Scorpion Pepper–Origin:Trinidad–Scoville Units: 800,000 – 1,000,000
  • Caribbean Red Hab Pepper–Origin:Hab–Mexico–Scoville Units: 445,000 – 460,000
  • Scotch Bonnet Pepper–Origin:Mexico–Scoville Units: 100,000 – 350,000
  • Orange Hab Pepper–Origin:Hab-Mexico–Scoville Units: 150,000 – 325,000
  • White Bullet Hab Pepper–Origin:Hab-Mexico–Scoville Units: 200,000 – 300,000
  • Wiri Wiri Pepper–Origin:Guyana–Scoville Units: 150,000
  • Ají Lemon Drop Pepper–Origin:Peru–Scoville Units: 50,000 – 100,000
  • Thai Pepper–Origin:Thailand–Scoville Units: 50,000 – 100,000
  • Santaka Pepper–Origin:Japan–Scoville Units: 40,000 – 50,000
  • Tabasco Pepper–Origin:Mexico–Scoville Units: 30,000 – 50,000
  • Black Cuban Pepper–Origin:Cuba–Scoville Units: 30,000 – 50,000
  • Black Cobra ‘Goats Weed’ Pepper–Origin:Venezuela–Scoville Units: 30,000 – 50,000
  • Cascabel Pepper–Origin:Mexico–Scoville Units: 1,500 – 2,500
  • Hungarian Wax Pepper–Origin:Hungary–Scoville Units: 5,000 – 15,000
  • Hot Banana Pepper–Origin:USA ‘hot heirloom’–Scoville Units: 5,000 – 15,000
  • Kung Pao Pepper–Origin:Mexico–Scoville Units: 10,000
  • Jalapeño Pepper–Origin:Mexico–Scoville Units: 2,000 – 8,000
  • Cherry Bomb Pepper–Origin:Brazil–Scoville Units: 2,500 – 5,000
  • New Mexico Big Jim Pepper–Origin:USA–Scoville Units: 500 – 2,500
  • Pasilla Bajio Pepper–Origin:Mexico–Scoville Units: 1,000 – 2,000
  • Pepperoncini Pepper–Origin:Italy–Scoville Units: 1,000
  • Santa Fe Grande Pepper–Origin:USA–Scoville Units: 500 – 700
  • Poblano Pepper–Origin:Mexico–Scoville Units: 100 – 500

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