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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.