Species: Capsicum annuum

De Arból

By Yair Geva (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
Species Capsicum annuum
Origin Mexico
Scoville Unities 15.000 - 30.000
Pungency Degree 5
Unripe Color Green
Ripe Color Orange
Length 70 - 90 mm
Diameter 7 mm

General Info

De Arból received its name due to the size and robustness of its plant, which really resembles the structure of a strong tree. De Arból are sometimes confounded as cayenne chilis, which is incorrect. De Arból chilis are milder than cayenne chilis and only have a slightly visual resemblance.


De Arból plants can take more than 85 days to reach their ripe state and need to be cultivated on regions with plenty of light.

Gastronomy Tips and info

De Arból chilis, just like cayenne, show lack of pulp and are mainly used on their dry state. In Mexico they are used frequently on sauces.