Sweet Peppers

Note: Not all varieties are available at all times of the year

 

Variety                Description

Jupiter

 

 

Original Jumbo 4.5 inch early red and green

 

Staysgreen

 

Medium size 3.5 inch dark green bell, high sugar 

 

Red Dawn

 

 

Gloria

Hot Peppers

 

The standard industry scale (nearly 100 years old) for measuring the heat of a pepper is Scoville Heat Units.

The greater the number the hotter the pepper.

 

          Type                                                   Heat Units

            Bell                                                               0

       New Mexican                                                   1,000

         Poblano                                                   2,500 - 3,000

        Jalapeno                                                   3,500 - 4,000

         Serrano                                                   7,000 - 25,000

        Cayenne                                                       35,000

        Tobasco                                                 30,000 - 50,000

      Scotch Bonnet                                         100,000 - 350,000

        Habanero                                              200,000 - 300,000

   * Bhut Jolokia                                                   1,001,304

* Caution World's hottest pepper 3 - 5 times hotter than a habanero