Hot Bush Pepper Varieties
Capsicum frutescens peppers are much more pungent than the C. annuum species and produce fruits that are erect and usually appear just above the foliage. Peppers include tabasco, bird peppers, and other chili peppers. Varieties of this species have also been selected for their ornamental properties.
‘Serrano Chilli’ is an open-pollinated, hot pepper, that takes about 80-85 days to maturity. The club shaped fruit is around 5 cm in length and 1.5 cm in diameter, with medium to thin walls, and good for pickling and salsa. (Scoville rating of 2,500-4,000).
'Indian Firecracker' is a perennial, hot, 'bush' pepper from India. The second generation of seed at ECHO has resulted in large (1.7m tall), high-yielding plants. This pepper produces very attractive, pungent (hot - Scoville rating of 30,000 - 50,000), 2.5 - 5cm long fruits on plants that live several years when protected from frost.
Milder peppers, 4-6 cm (1.6-2.4 in) in length.
Hot red peppers, 2-4 cm (0.8-1.6 in) in length.
Long fruit in 7.62 cm (3 in) pods, extremely high yield, vigorous.
Hot peppers, deep purple to magenta and red in color. 2 - 4 cm (0.8-1.6 in) in length.
Hot peppers, white in color. 2 - 4 cm (0.8 - 1.6 in) in length.