Chile de Arbol Pepper Seeds

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Scoville Heat Units (SHU):
15,000 - 30,000

The Chile de Arbol pepper, Spanish for tree chili, is a small but spicy Mexican pepper that is a bright red color when mature. Although the Chile de Arbol pepper may not be as popular as its close cousin the Cayenne pepper, this slim pepper is very versatile. Chile de Arbol peppers can be used fresh, dried, or powdered. They are one of the peppers used to make Cholula Hot Sauce and many other delicious hot sauces. The Chile de Arbol pepper has a medium heat level as it ranges from 15,000 to 30,000 Scoville Heat Units (SHU), which is hotter than the Jalapeno pepper, but not quite as hot at the Thai pepper.

The taste of the Chile de Arbol is described as slightly nutty with a hint of smokiness. Because the Chile de Arbol pepper is not quite as spicy as the Cayenne pepper, these peppers can be enjoyed by those who are looking for a family-friendly pepper with a medium spice level. The nutty, smoky flavor provides a delicious flavor to hot sauces or salsas. They are slim and curved, only growing to two to three inches in length.

At Tyler Farms, we grow our plants the old fashioned way: no pesticides, no synthetic fertilizers, and we only use all natural fertilizers like worm castings and fish emulsion.

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  • 5
    Good seeds

    Posted by Mario Cedillo on 13th Dec 2022

    They grow true and this variety is amazing. overall I am happy with my order and will most likely consider ordering more seeds this season.

  • 4
    De Arbol chiles

    Posted by Unknown on 25th Nov 2022

    I think my plant was a hybrid with something else on their farm as my peppers are longer, thinner, and curl a lot more than de arbol chiles are described. They're 4-5" long depending on how much they curl and they also taste hotter than the 30k SHU listed here. VERY PRODUCTIVE plant however as I got 12 peppers in the first year despite a short growing season.

  • 5
    Gonna make me some HOT sauce

    Posted by EZ Growing on 25th Jan 2021

    These are one of the best varieties for hot sauce. My order came fast and included more seeds than I ordered. Great stuff!