Chile de árbol

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Chile de árbol
Fresh mature chile de árbol peppers
SpeciesCapsicum annuum
Cultivar'De Árbol'
Heat Hot
Scoville scale15,000 to 30,000 SHU

The Chile de árbol (Spanish for tree chili) is a small and potent Mexican chili pepper also known as bird's beak chile and rat's tail chile. These chilis are about 5 to 7.5 cm (2.0 to 3.0 in) long, and 0.65 to 1 cm (0.26 to 0.39 in) in diameter. Their heat index is between 15,000 and 30,000 Scoville units. The peppers start out green and turn a bright red color as they mature. Chile de árbol peppers can be found fresh, dried, or powdered. As dried chiles, they are often used to decorate wreaths because they do not lose their red color after dehydration.[1]

Outdoor grown Chile de árbol peppers

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "De Arbol pepper Scoville units". Archived from the original on 27 December 2019. Retrieved 18 October 2019.