Farmer’s Sauce Peppers
2,500-8,000 SHU (Scoville Scale)
The name comes from a town in Mexico near where it is cultivated most often: Xalapa, Veracruz. Xalapa has a variant spelling jalapa that cues your more in on the origin of the name. In Mexico, this most famous of all peppers actually goes by a few different monikers, including chiles gordos, huachinangos, and cuaresmeños.
Sonoran Pepper (a.k.a. Bird’s Eye)
50,000-100,000 SHU (Scoville Scale)
The Bird’s Eye chili pepper originated in Asia, specifically in countries like Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, and the Philippines. One theory for how Bird’s Eye peppers got their name is that the stem of these peppers resembles a Bird’s Eye.
100,000 - 350,000 SHU (Scoville Scale)
The habanero is a South American pepper. It hails from the Amazonas region of Peru, but it’s really thought of as a Mexican pepper.