The Carolina Reper and Rocoto chilis

Carolina Reper and Rocoto chilis

The Carolina Reper : Originally named the “HP22BNH7”, Carolina Reper chili was bred by cultivator Ed Currie, who runs PuckerButt Pepper Company in Fort Mill, South Carolina . It appears green, turns to yellow, orange and end red color. Generally harvested in immature stage. These peppers are long, skinny and grow about 5-6 inches with ¾ width. It is a cayenne variety and useful in sauces and used in dishes that need extra spice.  It was created to control destruction of root nematode in chilis.   

Scoville unit: 2,200,000

Hotness Scale: 9.5

Rocoto Pepper :Also known as Aji rocoto, locoto or hairy pepper. It is originated in South America and looks like small miniature bell pepper. Orange, yellow and red are three shades these chilis appear. Yellow rocots are hottest while red rocots are more common. It contains black seeds and leaves are furry looking with hairs. Chilis have fruity flavor and crisp. These chilis are hot and used in sauces and most commonly in salsa.

Scoville units: 100,000 to 250,000

Hotness scale: 8-9

Author: HealthyLife | Posted on: July 8, 2019

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