De Arbol Capsicum annuum var. annuum Linne'
Other Names Alfilerillo, bravo, cola de rata, cuauhchilli, ginnie pepper, pico de pajaro
Flavor Hot, 7
Shape Elongate conical, narrow shoulders, pointed apex, cayenne type. 3 inches long, .75 inches wide
Color Fresh Green to Red
Fresh Seldom used fresh
Dried Packaged in the spice section of stores and available commercially from spice suppliers
Processed Not Processed
A very narrow, curved chili that
keeps its bright red color when dried is a popular variety in Thailand.
This Cayenne type of pepper with pointed pods, 2 to 3 inches long and 3/8
inches wide. They mature to dark red and are thin-fleshed. Mexican common
names for this type are pico de pajaro (birdís beak), and cola
de rata (ratís tail). Ranging from 15,000 to 30,000 Scoville units,
they are usually ground into dry powder for red chile sauces or added to
soups and stews.