Species Capsicum annuum
Heat Medium(5k-75k)
Pod Size(cm) 8 (varies by accession)
Pod Color Red
Plant Color Green
Maturity 90
Origin Syria
Accessions see text


The Aleppo pepper has a moderate heat level of about 10,000 on the Scoville Scale , with some fruitiness and mild, cumin-like undertones. Its flavor is similar to the ancho chile, but oilier and slightly salty; It is fairly mild, with its heat building slowly, with a fruity raisin-like flavor. It has also been described as having the flavor of "sweetness, roundness and perfume of the best kind of sundried tomatoes, but with a substantial kick behind it.


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