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One of the hottest peppers in the world. They are quite small, only about an inch long, hollow with only a few seeds. The leaves however can be up to 5 inches long. 5-petal flowers- white, yellow-green or lavender. Leaves and fruit both edible. Great for fighting bad bacteria and infections, increase circulation, good for heart.
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Damage, survival, and parasitism of Anthonomus eugenii Cano (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) on piquin pepper
in northern Mexico.
are also not as hot: Tabasco peppers rank near the top of the scale in terms of spiciness--30,000 to 50,000 heat units (HU's) on the Scoville scale, which was developed by Wilbur Scoville in 1912 as a test to measure the hotness of different peppers.