Species: Capsicum annuum


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Species Capsicum annuum
Origin N/A
Scoville Unities 0
Pungency Degree 0
Unripe Color Light Green
Ripe Color Red
Length 140 mm
Diameter 60 mm

General Info

Cubanelle chilis are widely used in Puerto Rico’s gastronomy and is similar to a Bell Pepper, with smaller proportion and tortuous shape. Some chilis have even a pointed form. Cubanelle chilis have varieties known by the names Biscayne, Gypsy and Key Largo. These varieties have even more pointed shape. Some of them are originated from Turkey.


Cubanelle chilis grow on plants with height ranging between 550 to 600 millimeters. The seeds germinated around 18 days and it can take more than 65 days for the chilis to reach their ripe state. The plants must be supported with artificial structure to bear the weight of the chilis.

Gastronomy Tips and info

Cubanelle chilis are generally stuffed and has a more flavor than the Bell Pepper. They are also prepared on barbecue grills and served as side-dishes for salads and meat.