Detering Orchards grows a variety of different types of peppers like bell peppers, jalapenos, and banana peppers. Below you’ll find the name, ripening date and Scoville Heat Unit rating (SHU; see below for explanation of this scale) for each variety, but please keep in mind that ripening dates are rough approximations and can vary from year to year.
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Aug 18 – Anaheim Pepper (500 – 5,000 SHU)
Aug 18 – Habanero Pepper (100,000 – 350,000 SHU)
Aug 18 – Hot Portugal Pepper – (5,000 – 30,000 SHU)
Aug 18 – Hungarian Wax Pepper (1,000 – 15,000 SHU)
Aug 18 – Jalapeno Pepper (2,500 – 10,000 SHU)
Aug 18 – Serrano Pepper (10,000 – 25,000 SHU)
Aug 25 – Bell Pepper (0 SHU)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (edited):
The Scoville scale is a measurement of pungency, the “spicy heat” of chili peppers. The number of Scoville Heat Units (SHU) indicates the amount of capsaicin (a chemical that stimulates nerve endings in the skin, especially the mucous membranes) that is present. The modern method for analysis makes it possible to directly measure capsaicinoid content.