Q: Hi Dave,
I bought a plant in Las Vegas and have also bought it in Texas. I was born in Hawaii and these plants grew locally. When mature they are a small bright red pepper. Sometimes they are called decorative plants, and are not meant to be edible. Do you know what these are called? What is their associated Scoville rating?
A: Hello Scott,
The plants are called bird peppers, chiltepins, or chilipiquins. They are edible and quite hot, up to 100,000 Scoville Heat Units.