Other names: Serrano
Availability: Green - All year, Red - Spring and Fall.
Source: Mexico and the United States.
Handling Tips: 45°F.
General Information: Both the green and red serranos have a very powerful, biting heat. This chile is one of the hottest you can find on a regular basis. Great in salsa, sauces, and also pickled or roasted. If you like hot chile in stir fry, this chile is excellent. This is a hot-very hot chile.