Chili d'Arbol Hot Pepper
3820 - Chili d'Arbol. Mexican. The name translates to "small tree" or "tree like", which is exactly what these slender, erect multi-branched with thin light green foliage and tapered pendant chiles (3 X 3/8 inch) resemble. The fruit is plenty hot, often dried to decorate wreaths and make Ristras. Used to make "sharp" flavored Red Chile sauces and ground into a dry powder. Add several pods to soups and stews to kick-up the heat level. Grows 24-30 inches tall. Light green pods turning dark red.