The Fresno pepper is a popular variety known for its moderate heat and vibrant red color when fully ripe. A close relative of the Jalapeño, the Fresno offers a similar heat profile but with a slightly fruitier flavor, making it a versatile choice for a wide range of culinary applications.
The fruit are typically 2-3 inches long and have a conical shape. They start green and turn a bright red as they mature, signaling their peak flavor and heat. With a Scoville Heat Unit (SHU) rating ranging from 2,500 to 10,000, it offers a moderate kick that appeals to a broad audience.
Fresno pepper seeds will not fail you if looking for a faster-growing mild chili. Commonly confused for a jalapeno, in comparison
How Fresno Pepper differs from the Jalapeno:
- Slightly thinner walls
- Ripens green, to orange, to red
- Peppers grow upright
- Ripens quicker
- Slightly higher heat rating than the jalapeno
- Fresno chilis are more commonly consumed red.