Species: Capsicum Annuum
Heat Level: 15,000 to 30,000 SHU (Scoville heat units)
Other Names: Tree Chili, Rat Tail Chili
De Arbol Chili Pepper is green and once they are ripened they turn red. Its length ranges from 2 to 5 inches and have a noticeable long and skinny body with a sharply pointed end. It’s a relatively hot flavored pepper as far as SHU is concerned.
The De Arbol pepper is grown mostly in Mexico and bears a Spanish name which means, “from the tree.”
De arbol chilis are usually dried before they are used in a variety of dishes. The dried peppers are usually used in limited amounts when some heat is preferred in a dish.