Originally Posted by TanyaK
This might be the silly question of the day but here goes :-) Here in SA they just sell everything as "chillies" and most of it looks like this. It's 5cm long but weigh only 4 grams. It looks like a jalapeno (or cayenne pepper?) but apparently jalapenos are bigger. So can anyone please tell me what kind of chilli this is ?
Mate, that is a Serrano chili. It is hotter than a jalapeņo, but not as hot as a Scotch Bonnet. The Serrano actually gets a little less hot and a bit more sweet if you let them ripen to red on the vine.