Madame Jeanette

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Madame Jeanette
Heat Exceptionally hot
Scoville scale 100,000–350,000

Madame Jeanette (Capsicum chinense) is a chili pepper cultivar originally from Suriname.

The fruits are shaped like small bell peppers but with Habanero-like heat. The peppers ripen to reddish-yellow but they are larger and not symmetrical. It may be related to the Suriname Red (as this pepper is also known as 'Suriname Yellow'). Often this pepper is mixed up with the yellow Adjuma, which is less elongated and said to have more heat and less aroma. Madame Jeanette is used in almost all facets of Surinam cuisine. The plant is very prolific. It grows fairly small and dislikes cool sites. It will grow indoors.

Close-up photograph of a typical Madame Jeanette (Capsicum chinense) flower.

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