Similar in appearance, taste and heat to the better known Jalapeno, but thought to be more intensely flavoured with smoky undertones, making it a favourite for chefs and home cooks.
Fresnos can be eaten green or red, but due to their thick skin they are rarely ever dried or powdered. When green they measure in at around 2,000 Scoville Heat Units, but fully mature pods can reach 10,000 Scoville Heat Units.
The Fresno chilli is also known as chile Caribe or chile Cera.
|Germination Time||7 - 21 Days|
|Heat Level||Medium Heat|
|Sowing Method||Raise Seedlings|
|Plant Life Cycle||Annual|
|Frost Hardiness||Frost Tender|
There are 20 - 30 seeds in a packet.