is another well-known cultivar which has small, tubular pods like small torpedos or bullets less than two inches long.
It is named for mountain ridges (serranias) in Mexico, where it likely originated.
It is hot, with a sharp acidic taste and eaten mainly while still green, either fresh or made into a sauce.
Serano peppers look like jalapeños, but are more slender and elongated and almost twice as hot, especially the veins and seeds.It is not as meaty as the jalapeno either.
The two can be distinguished if held side-by-side. The serrano will lack the luster of the jalapeño.
This bullet-shaped pepper is about one to three inches long and usually green, but some can be red or a combination.
was developed by Clarence Brown in the early 1950s and named for the city in California.
It has wide, stubby pods and used mainly while still green for seasonings, sauces, and pickles.
Fresno is tapered and rather short and is rarely over an inch and a half long.
It is a waxy pepper that is usually harvested immature, when it is a pale green. It is not very hot and can be substituted for seranos.