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Biker Billy Jalapenos

How Hot Are Jalapeno Peppers

Steven Pennington
Types of Jalapenos pepper ratings from Mild, Medium & HOT on the Scoville scale. Comprehensive t
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Picking Time 1 d
Total Time 1 d 5 mins


  • Jalapeno Peppers 9 peppers
  • Apple Cider Vinegar 2 cups
  • Water 1 cup
  • Sugar 1 tablespoon
  • Salt 1 tablespoon
  • Black Pepper (Crushed) 1 teaspoon


How To Pickle Jalapenos

  • Pickled Jalapeno Peppers Instructions:
    1. Wash the jalapeno peppers and slice them into thin rounds.
    2. In a large pot, combine the vinegar, water, sugar, salt, and peppercorns.
    3. Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce the heat, and simmer for 5 minutes.
    5. Remove the pot from the heat and let it cool slightly.
    6. Carefully transfer the peppers and pickling liquid to jars or containers.
    7. Seal the jars/containers and refrigerate for at least 24 hours before serving.

9 Types of Jalapenos


    • Jalapeno chili peppers are typically hot, with the exception of Chilipeno Hybrids. These types come from Mexico and have a red color when fully ripe but offer no real spice like their other mild cousins, and do not even max out on spice scale at 8,000 and are usually found much closer to 2,000-3,000(SHU).
      Chilipeno Hybrids Peppers


    • Chichimeca Jalapenos are among the most mild-mannered types, with a Scoville heat level that can range anywhere between 3,000 and 8,000 (SHU). They make up for their lack of spiciness by packing a big punch when it comes to size; they rank as one of the largest jalapenos peppers around!
      Chichimeca Jalapenos


    • Mammoth Jalapeno is a variety of pepper that can grow up to 5 inches long and as much as two inches in diameter. It has only enough capsaicin to capture between 1,000 to 5,000(SHU), making them less spicy than other varieties on the market today!
      Mammoth Jalapenos


    • Fuego is Spanish for "heat." Fuejos typically weigh between 4,000 - 8,000(SHU) (Scoville heat units), making them one of the hottest types on average when compared to other jalapeno peppers capsicum levels. Fuego's average at 6 inches long, or almost 3 inches longer than usual jalapeno peppers.
      Fuego / Jalafuego Jalapenos


    • The Mucho Nacho Jalapeno pepper is another one that sits in the 4,000 – 8,000 sweet spot on the Scoville scale. Mucho Nacho Jalapeno pepper can have a lot of heat, so be careful when biting into these chilis!
      4-inch fruits are fatter than regular peppers. These thicker cylinders of fire come in various colors, including green or red, depending on how long they've been growing under the sun- but no matter what color they turn when mature, these chiles still give you more heat than most other types out there

    JALORO PEPPER (Medium)

    • Jaloro Pepper is a type of chile pepper that turns from yellow to red when left unharvested. Coming at 5,000 on the Scoville scale. It can be used at any stage in its maturity, but it commonly becomes popular while still being green and tender with layers upon layers before maturing fully into an orange-red fruitiness. The juicy flesh has thick walls, so they're great for making salsas or nachos! You'll Jaloro Pepper adds just enough heat without overwhelming your taste bud too much.


    • Billy Biker Jalapeno is named after the TV personality who loves them hot. Biker Billy Jalapenos are so hot that they can routinely reach 30,000 SHU. For reference, cayenne peppers only have 15,000 to 25,000 Scoville heat units (SHUs). This means these jalapeños would be classified as being in a league all their own
      Biker Billy Jalapenos


    • Black jalapenos are one of the most Dominant peppers on earth due to their dark hue. They can come out tasting rather mild or have a Scoville heat unit as high as 10,000(SHU).
      Black Jalapenos


    • Purple Jalapenos are capsicums that mature to an incredible hue of purple before ripening out spicy and sweet. Not only do these colorful peppers come with an impressive 5,000 to 8,000 Scoville Heat Units, but their significant spice factor makes them popular among chili enthusiasts



    The Scoville scale is the standard measure of how hot jalapeno peppers are. It measures capsaicin, which is a spicy compound found in chili pepper plants. Jalapeño peppers typically have between 2,500 and 8,000 Scoville units, while some cayenne varieties can top out at about 20,000! Peppers with higher numbers on the Scoville Scale will be more painful to eat and provide you with more flavor.
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