Fruits & Vegetables Week: Capsicum annuum, the Serrano chilli pepper

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Gurcharan Singh

Jan 9, 2011, 10:04:39 PM1/9/11
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Capsicum annuum, the Serrano chilli pepper, that originated in the Sierras (hence the name) mountainous regions of the states Puebla and Hidalgo in Mexico.

Mature serrano pepper plants reach a height of between one and a half and five feet tall. Each plant can hold up to fifty pepper pods. Unripe serrano peppers are green, but the color at maturity varies. Common colors are green, red, brown, orange, or yellow.

The serrano peppers  much hotter than Jalapeno pepper and typically eaten raw or used in the Mexican cuisine, pico de gallo

Dr. Gurcharan Singh
Retired  Associate Professor
SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
Res: 932 Anand Kunj, Vikas Puri, New Delhi-110018.
Phone: 011-25518297  Mob: 9810359089

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