Chile de àrbol may not be as popular as its close cousin cayenne pepper, but this slim chili will surprise you with its versatility. In fact, it’s one of our favorites in Mexico for spicing things up because of its slim shape and short length.
The name chile de àrbol covers both the fresh and the dried form of this hot pepper. It literally means “chili of the tree.” These hot peppers come from a bush, not a tree, but it’s the pepper stems themselves that make the name so fitting. The stems are branch-like hard.
The Chile de Arbol ranges between de 15000 to 30000 Scoville Units.