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Top 9 Types of Green Chilli Peppers

Green chilli peppers are crunchy and tangy and may have an earthy taste, making them a delicacy worldwide. They are a common spice in Mexican and Indian foods. Despite having made their mark in the two cuisines, the green chilli pepper’s health benefits and bold flavours make it a sought-after spice worldwide.

Tonnes of green chilli peppers are exported yearly to spice up different culinary dishes. As a leading exporter with over 5 years of experience, FrutPlanet has been at the forefront in helping clients order and deliver green chilli pepper worldwide. We have global access to markets in the USA, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and other global destinations.

Again, you can be assured of quality because we ensure all our green chilli peppers are farmed organically and adhere to good agricultural practices (GAP). Now, let’s consider the types of green chilli peppers farmed worldwide and available in today’s market.

9 Types of Green Chilli Peppers

In this section, we will consider 9 types of green chilli peppers you can find in markets around the world, their heat level and where they are mostly farmed.

1. Anaheim Chillies

Anaheim pepper is special in Southwestern and Mexican cuisine thanks to its mild, sweet, earthly flavour. This popular green chilli pepper is popularly used in preparing chilli rellenos, roasting, grilling, and baking. If left to ripen, Anaheim ripens to a deep red.

Green Anaheim chilli peppers are conically shaped, are medium with curved pods, and are between fifteen to twenty-five centimetres. This green chilli pepper has a glossy and smooth semi-thick skin. How hot a particular Anaheim green chilli pepper is will depend on growing factors such as climate, soil, and amount of sunlight. 

Anaheim green chilli peppers have other diverse names in fresh markets depending on the cultivation region. E.g., California pepper, Magdalena pepper, Hatch peppers, and New Mexico peppers.

2. Poblano Chillies

Poblano peppers are popular green in Mexican cuisines since they are not too spicy and have a great flavour. Poblano is named after Puebla, where they were first grown. As for the appearance, green chilli poblanos are wide at the stem and get narrow towards the tip.

Poblanos are harvested when dark green, measuring 4 inches long and 2 inches wide. Their flavour is mild to medium hot, ranging between 1000 and 2000 on the Scoville Scale. This mild green chilli pepper looks similar to Anaheim and green bell peppers.

Poblano peppers turn red when fully ripe but are usually harvested when green. The green variety is more commonly used in cooking, while the red Poblanos are often dried and used to make ancho chilli powder.

3. Cubanelle Chillies

Cubanelle pepper is a mild-tasting green pepper usually grown in the Dominican Republic. It has a slightly curled tail and is harvested. Its taste profile is crisp, tangy, and slightly fruity. 

The Cubanelle peppers are mild and have a distinctively sweet flavour, which has made them popular in many culinary dishes. They are a sharp contrast to other chilli varieties, such as jalapeños or serranos, as they offer a subtle heat, which measures from about 100 to 1,000 Scoville Heat Units. 

The thin walls of Cubanelle peppers make them ideal for cooking, as they can be sauteed, stuffed, or added to your favourite dish without overwhelming the overall flavour. When allowed to ripen, Cubanelle peppers transition from green to shades of yellow, orange, or red, and their sweetness tends to intensify. 

At their yellow stage, Cubanelle pepper adds colour to rice dishes, as pickles and for making delicious sauces.

4. Jalapeño Chillies

Although Mexico is the biggest producer of Jalapeños in the world,  Spain, China, India, and Peru also produce them, with the USA being the biggest importer, followed by the United Kingdom. This popular Mexican green chilli pepper is usually ready for harvest when they are about 2 to 4 inches long. 

Jalapeños are small hot chilli peppers that develop a mellow acidic spiciness when cooked and are tasty pickled.

At FrutPlanet, we facilitate bulk orders for Jalapeños globally at competitive rates per Kg. Request a comprehensive price breakdown via Email or phone, and we will gladly send you our price guide.

5. Shishito Pepper

Shishito peppers are a type of chilli pepper that is native to East Asia. They are small, slender, thin-walled, and are harvested while green in colour. 

Shishito peppers are generally mild with a sweet and slightly smoky flavour. However, there is an occasional surprise factor, as one in ten Shishito peppers may be spicier than the rest, adding an element of unpredictability to their taste.

Shishito peppers are usually small, wrinkled, about 2 to 4 inches long, and slender. They are usually harvested while still green, and their thin walls contribute to a crisp texture when cooked.

This green paper is very popular in Japanese, Korean, and Southeast Asian cuisine and is usually grilled or pan-fried and eaten as an appetiser. 

6. Serrano Chillies

The green Serrano peppers are about 8 to 10 times hotter than jalapeños and are small and slender, measuring about 1 to 4 inches. The heat range is between 10,000 to 23,000 in the Scoville Heat Unit. The high heat range sets this green chilli pepper apart from Jalapeños and other green chilli peppers used in cooking. They commonly feature in garnishes, salsas, and in making hot sauces.

Serrano green chilli has a bright, grassy flavour with a distinct spicy kick. The Mexicans enjoy this flavour and always use it in their dishes. Serrano has broken the barrier and is now becoming increasingly popular in other cuisines worldwide.

7. Green Bell Pepper

Green bell pepper is green capsicum that has not fully ripened, giving it a distinct green colour, crisp texture, and slightly bitter taste. They are cultivated in various regions worldwide and thrive in warm climates. 

Since they lack capsaicin, the compound responsible for the heat in chilli peppers, bell peppers are popular for those seeking a mild and versatile ingredient in their dishes. 

While they lack the sweetness of fully ripened bell peppers, their mild flavour makes them versatile in cooking. That is why you will mostly find green bell peppers in stir-fries, fajitas, casseroles, and as toppings for pizzas and sandwiches.

8. Green Pasilla Chillies

Pasilla Bajio chilli pepper is a medium hot chilli ranging from 1000 to 2000 Scoville heat units. This green chilli pepper can be harvested when green and may also be allowed to dry on the plant for harvesting when it turns red.

The Green Pasilla chilli peppers average 12 to 22 centimetres long, and the pods can be straight or curved. The flesh is thick with a vegetal earthy flavour when picked green. Once fire-roasted, the green Pasilla chilli develops a sweet, smokey flavour.

9. Green Long Chilli

As the name suggests, green long chilli averages 7 to 15 centimetres long, which is quite long compared to other chilli peppers. It is majorly grown in the Philippines, where they call it Siling Haba or Shiling Haba. 

Green long chillis are less spicy than red long chillis, thus making them great for raw dishes, pickles or sandwiches. 

Where to Buy Green Chilli Pepper in Bulk

First, consider the following when choosing a supplier:

  • Whether the supplier adheres to high-quality standards in cultivating and harvesting green chilli pepper. 
  • Whether they guarantee a contant supply of green chilli peppers
  • Whether they have a responsive customer service
  • Whether they ensure a fresh supply of produce
  • Whether they offer fast and reliable shipping
  • Whether they are committed to sustainable and environmentally friendly practices

When purchasing green chilli peppers in bulk, one option is to explore FrutPlanet. We are a reputable supplier of quality produce. For bulk orders and pricing inquiries, email us at info@frutplanet.com. Our dedicated customer service team is responsive and will provide detailed information about pricing, shipping options, and any additional queries you may have concerning the purchase of green chilli peppers.

Why Should You Choose FrutPlanet?

At FrutPlanet, we value you; that is why:

  • We ensure quality:  We source the finest products, ensuring every item in your bulk order meets the highest standards. Our dedication to quality control, from cultivation to packaging, guarantees you the best green chilli peppers. 
  • We offer excellent customer service by addressing your needs and ensuring a smooth and efficient ordering process. 
  • We price just right: We offer competitive rates to our buyers without compromising on quality.
  • We provide a variety of green pepper cultivars: We offer various options so you can order what you need.
  • We ensure sustainability: FrutPlanet adheres to sustainable and environmentally friendly practices.

Explore our detailed catalogue and order green chilli peppers from FrutPlanet today!

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