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Chile Pepper Species

There are five species of domesticated peppers,
and few dozens of wild pepper species out there.

Here are the five domesticated species:
 

Capsicum annuum

The most common species icluding Jalapenos,
Cayennes and bell peppers.


 

Capsicum frutescens


Known best as the main ingredient in
the famous Tabasco-sauce.

 

Capsicum chinense


The hottest pods including the
deadly hot Habaneros.

Capsicum baccatum


Includes the South American
tasty Aji's

Capsicum pubescens


Very pungent thick walled pods
grown by incas for milleniums.



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