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Common Name: Serrano
Species: Capsicum annuum
Size: Generally 1 to 2 inches long, 1/2 inch wide
Shape: Cylindrical with a tapered, rounded end
Color: Red to dark green
Scoville Scale: 10,000 to 20,000
Also Known As: Serrano seco and Serrano seco de Yucatan
Grown In: The American Southwest and Mexico
Commonly Used In: Fresh salsas, or pickled (serranos en escabeche)
Pepper Facts: Serranos are generally the hottest chile commonly available in the U.S. "Serrano" is a Spanish adjective for "from the mountains." Serrano peppers originated in the mountainous regions of Puebla and Hidalgo, Mexico.
Ignite your food (and your mouth) with a splash of serrano pepper sauce. May cause perspiration, tingling, dizziness and an uncontrollable urge to say "More Please..!"
Photo Credit: Lois Ellen Frank