Discover how Brooklyn Chef Patrick Connolly and his family find adventure with food | Watch the 3rd episode ›

General Discussion

Chile Peppers Habanero Pepper

What is hotter than a habanero?


General Discussion 72

What is hotter than a habanero?

rworange | Nov 24, 2007 08:16 AM

I bought a fresh pepper in an African store where the owner warned me over and over that it was much, much hotter than a habenero. She couldn't remember the name.

I'm not having much luck with Google. It was about the size and shape of a small Delicious apple, but most were smaller. The color was orange like a habanero. It had a skin about the thickness of a Bell pepper. Small black seeds were inside. Given the source, I would guess they are used in African cooking.

If you colored these orange, they sort of looked like this picture

FWIW, I thought it was slightly less hot than a habanero which I bought for comparison.

Anyone know what the name of this pepper might be?

Want to stay up to date with this post?

Recommended From Chowhound