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Classification C. annuum
Type chili, serrano
Fruit color red
Fruit shape conical
Fruit size small
Heat level medium
Scoville Heat Units (SHU) 6,000-17,000
Maturity midseason
Variety type heirloom, open-pollinated
Country Mexico
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Hidalgo - ripe fruit. 2014-09-07.


Plants have somewhat unusual appearance, with more narrow leaves and some white fuzz. Peppers are similar in shape and heat level to Serrano peppers. Small cylindrical pods up to 2" long will mature from dark green to bright red and have shiny skin and thicker walls. Great for pickling, salsa or hot sauces. High yields.

Seed source:

Pepper Gal 13

Year grown: 2014

Location: Zone 7b, PNW, Anmore, BC, Canada (760 ft above sea level)


  • According to some online sources, this is an heirloom pepper variety.
  • Based on the name, it may have come from Hidalgo region in Eastern Mexico.
  • First offered in the Seed Savers 1991 Yearbook by Donald C. Kellums of Port Byron, Illinois (IL KE D), who purchased seeds from CV Baxter Seed Co.
  • It has not been listed in SSE Yearbooks since 1994, but it is still available from a number of small seed vendors in the early 2010s.

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