Top 50 chili pepper varieties commonly grown in Australia🌶️

Rank Common Name Variety Name Culinary Uses Approximate Heat Level (Scoville Units) Emoji
1 Bell Pepper Capsicum annuum Versatile, salads, stuffing 0 🌶️
2 Jalapeño Capsicum annuum Nachos, salsas, poppers 2,500 - 8,000 🌶️🌶️
3 Cayenne Capsicum annuum Hot sauces, seasoning 30,000 - 50,000 🌶️🌶️🌶️
4 Thai Bird's Eye Capsicum frutescens Thai cuisine 50,000 - 100,000 🌶️🌶️🌶️🌶️
5 Habanero Capsicum chinense Hot sauces, Caribbean dishes 100,000 - 350,000 🌶️🌶️🌶️🌶️🌶️
6 Poblano Capsicum annuum Chiles rellenos, Mexican cuisine 1,000 - 2,000 🌶️🌶️
7 Serrano Capsicum annuum Salsas, sauces 10,000 - 23,000 🌶️🌶️🌶️
8 Anaheim Capsicum annuum Roasting, stuffing 500 - 2,500 🌶️🌶️
9 Scotch Bonnet Capsicum chinense Caribbean cuisine 80,000 - 400,000 🌶️🌶️🌶️🌶️
10 Thai Dragon Capsicum annuum Thai cuisine 50,000 - 100,000 🌶️🌶️🌶️🌶️
11 Tabasco Capsicum frutescens Tabasco sauce 30,000 - 50,000 🌶️🌶️🌶️
12 Bird's Eye Chili Capsicum annuum Asian cuisine 50,000 - 100,000 🌶️🌶️🌶️🌶️
13 Hungarian Wax Capsicum annuum Pickling, frying 5,000 - 15,000 🌶️🌶️
14 Aji Amarillo Capsicum baccatum Peruvian cuisine 30,000 - 50,000 🌶️🌶️🌶️
15 Shishito Capsicum annuum Blistering, appetizers 100 - 1,000 🌶️
16 Ghost Pepper Capsicum chinense Extremely hot 800,000 - 1,041,427 🌶️🌶️🌶️🌶️🌶️
17 Carolina Reaper Capsicum chinense Extremely hot, handle with caution 1,400,000 - 2,200,000 🌶️🌶️🌶️🌶️🌶️
18 Trinidad Scorpion Capsicum chinense Extremely hot 1,500,000 - 2,000,000 🌶️🌶️🌶️🌶️🌶️
19 Guajillo Capsicum annuum Mexican cuisine 2,500 - 5,000 🌶️🌶️
20 Aleppo Capsicum annuum Middle Eastern cuisine 10,000 - 30,000 🌶️🌶️🌶️
21 Aji Limon Capsicum baccatum South American cuisine 15,000 - 30,000 🌶️🌶️🌶️
22 Aji Panca Capsicum baccatum Peruvian dishes 1,000 - 5,000 🌶️🌶️
23 Siling Labuyo Capsicum frutescens Filipino cooking 80,000 - 100,000 🌶️🌶️🌶️🌶️
24 Pimento Capsicum annuum Pimento cheese, stuffing 0 🌶️
25 Cascabel Capsicum annuum Salsas, sauces 1,500 - 3,000 🌶️🌶️
26 Hungarian Hot Wax Capsicum annuum Pickling, frying 5,000 - 15,000 🌶️🌶️
27 Aji Colorado Capsicum baccatum Bolivian cooking 30,000 - 50,000 🌶️🌶️🌶️
28 Trinidad Moruga Scorpion Capsicum chinense Extremely hot, handle with care 1,200,000 - 2,000,000 🌶️🌶️🌶️🌶️🌶️
29 Scotch Bonnet Capsicum chinense Caribbean cuisine 80,000 - 400,000 🌶️🌶️🌶️🌶️
30 Aji Dulce Capsicum chinense Latin cuisine 0 🌶️
31 Pasilla Capsicum annuum Mole sauces, Mexican cuisine 1,000 - 2,500 🌶️🌶️
32 Mulato Capsicum annuum Mole sauces, Mexican cuisine 2,500 - 3,000 🌶️🌶️
33 De Arbol Capsicum annuum Salsas, Mexican cuisine 15,000 - 30,000 🌶️🌶️🌶️
34 Kashmiri Chili Capsicum annuum Indian cuisine 0 🌶️
35 Tien Tsin Capsicum annuum Chinese cuisine 50,000 - 75,000 🌶️🌶️🌶️🌶️
36 Fresno Capsicum annuum Salsas, sauces 2,500 - 10,000 🌶️🌶️
37 Cubanelle Capsicum annuum Stuffed peppers, salads 0 🌶️
38 Peri-Peri Capsicum frutescens African cuisine 50,000 - 175,000 🌶️🌶️🌶️
39 Pequin Capsicum annuum Hot sauces, salsa 30,000 - 60,000 🌶️🌶️🌶️
40 Komodo Dragon Capsicum chinense Hot sauces, marinades 1,400,000 - 2,200,000 🌶️🌶️🌶️🌶️🌶️
41 Lemon Drop Capsicum baccatum South American cuisine 15,000 - 30,000 🌶️🌶️🌶️
42 Datil Capsicum chinense Hot sauces, marinades 100,000 - 300,000 🌶️🌶️🌶️
43 Guindilla Capsicum annuum Spanish cuisine 1,000 - 2,500 🌶️🌶️
44 Malagueta Capsicum frutescens Brazilian cuisine 60,000 - 100,000 🌶️🌶️🌶️
45 Cherry Bomb Capsicum annuum Stuffing, pickling 2,500 - 5,000 🌶️🌶️
46 Jaloro Capsicum annuum Salsas, sauces 2,500 - 5,000 🌶️🌶️
47 Aji Charapita Capsicum chinense Peruvian cuisine 30,000 - 50,000 🌶️🌶️🌶️
48 Chilaca Capsicum annuum Mexican cuisine 1,000 - 2,500 🌶️🌶️
49 Cascabel Capsicum annuum Salsas, sauces 1,500 - 3,000 🌶️🌶️
50 Guajillo Capsicum annuum Mexican cuisine 2,500 - 5,000 🌶️🌶️

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