Bolivian Rainbow Chili Pepper. 10,000 - 30,000 Scoville Units. Capsicum annuum.. Grown for centuries in Bolivia (Central South America), this hot pepper turns from brilliant purple to yellow to red when ripe. Everbearing plants have purple foliage and flowers yielding tiny, pointed fruits.
A surprising spicy citrus flavor. Scoville heat units: 15,000 – 30,000 Jalapeño reference point: 2 to 12 times hotter If you love both citrus tang and peppery spice, then the lemon drop pepper is a chili that you must get to know. While it’s hard to find, the lemon drop (also known as ají limon) is growing …
Pimenta Biquinho (Little Beak Peppers). 500 - 1,000 Scoville Units. Capsicum Chinense. Hailing from Brazil, these little peppers are round with a distinctive, tapered point or tail that resembles a birds beak. The most common way that piquinho peppers are eaten in Brazil is when they've been conserved in a vinegar solution and served as a garnish or as an appetizer with drinks
Wiri Wiri Pepper. 100,000 - 350,000 Scoville Units. Capsicum Chinense. In the northeastern sector of South America rests the small country of Guyana. This is where the relatively rare Wiri Wiri pepper plant comes from. The Wiri Wiri pepper is a 1/2” round pepper that grows upright, and is quite hot. They turn from green, to orange, to red when mature. It is so cherry-like in appearance that sometimes it is called the Hot Cherry or Bird Cherry pepper.
Hot-Paper-Lantern. 150,000 - 350,000 Scoville Units. The Hot Paper Lantern is a habanero type. More productive and larger than regular habaneros, these elongated, pendant shaped fruits are 3-4″ long, but they pack the same mouth-blistering heat. They ripen from lime green to orange and finally to a bright scarlet red. These tall plants are strong and vigorous.