The 113 Best Types Of Pepper Plants From Around The World

Peppers are incredibly popular to grow because not only is it really rewarding to grow them, but they all have a very unique taste and texture.

A great way to add some extra flavor to your food is to throw some peppers in! 

The 113 Best Types Of Pepper Plants From Around The World

And growing your own peppers is a great way to make them taste even better, knowing that you put in the careful work to grow them! 

The only problem is, though it is an attractive prospect to grow your own peppers, there is a truly massive array of types of peppers to choose from, so how can you possibly pick just one?

You’re probably here because you want to know some of the most unique varieties of peppers out there that you can grow yourself.

Luckily, you couldn’t have found a better place, because today we are going to take a look at 113 of the very best pepper plants (see also: What’s Up With Your Peppers? 5 Reasons Why Your Pepper Plant Leaves Are Turning Yellow)that you can try growing today!

113 Varieties Of Pepper Plants

  1. 7 Pod Barrackpore
  2. 7 Pod Brain Strain
  3. 7 Pod Jonah
  4. 7 Pod Primo
  5. 7 Pot Pepper
  6. African Devil 
  7. Aji Amarillo 
  8. Aji Brown
  9. Aji Lemon Drop
  10. Aji Omnicolor
  11. Aji Panca 
  12. Aji Pineapple
  13. Anaheim
  14. Ancho
  15. Banana Pepper
  16. Beni Highlands
  17. Bhut Jolokia Indian Carbon
  18. Bhut Jolokia Yellow
  19. Big Sun
  20. Bishop’s Hat
  21. Black Hungarian
  22. Black Jalapeno
  23. Black Naga
  24. Black Pearl
  25. Black Scorpion Tongue
  26. Bonda Ma Jacques
  27. Brazilian Starfish
  28. Brown Rocoto
  29. Bulgarian Apple
  30. Caribbean Red
  31. Carolina Reaper
  32. Charleston Hot
  33. Cherry
  34. Chicken Heart
  35. Chilhuacle
  36. Chilhuacle Negro
  37. Chiltepin Pepper
  38. Chinese Five Color
  39. Chinese Giant 
  40. Chocolate Bhutlah
  41. Chocolate Scotch Bonnet
  42. Chupetinha
  43. Cubanelle
  44. Datil Pepper
  45. Ecuadorian Hot
  46. Explosive Ember
  47. Fatali
  48. Filius Blue
  49. Firecracker Pequin
  50. Fluorescent Purple
  51. Fresno
  52. Georgia Flame
  53. Ghost Pepper
  54. Giant Macaroni Red
  55. Giant White Habanero
  56. Goats Weed
  57. Golden Cayenne
  58. Guajillo
  59. Habanero
  60. Habanero Tree
  61. Hatch Chile Peppers
  62. Hinkle Hatz
  63. Hot Fish
  64. Jalapeno Fooled You (A Jalapeno with all of the flavor you expect, but no heat!)
  65. Jalapeno Pinata
  66. Jamaican Hot
  67. Large Purple Cayenne
  68. Little Nubian
  69. Marbles
  70. Medusa
  71. Medusa’s Head
  72. Miniature Chocolate
  73. Naga Morich 
  74. NuMex Twilight
  75. Pasilla 
  76. Pepperoncini
  77. Pequin Pepper
  78. Peri Peri
  79. Peruvian White Lightning
  80. Peter Pepper Yellow
  81. Pimenta Da Neyde
  82. Pimiento Pepper
  83. Poblano
  84. Purple Beauty Bell Pepper
  85. Purple Jalapeno
  86. Puya
  87. Rain Forest
  88. Royal Black
  89. Santaka
  90. Scotch Bonnet
  91. Scotch Bonnet Yellow
  92. Serrano
  93. Tabasco Pepper
  94. Trinidad 7 Pod Brown 
  95. Trinidad Congo
  96. Trinidad Congo Brown
  97. Trinidad Congo Yellow
  98. Trinidad Douglah
  99. Trinidad Morovas
  100. Trinidad Perfume
  101. Trinidad Scorpion Moruga
  102. Trinidad Scorpion 
  103. Trinidad Scorpion Butch T
  104. Trinidad Scorpion Moruga Blend
  105. Trinidad Scorpion Moruga Yellow
  106. Trinidad Scorpion Yellow
  107. White Bhut Jolokia
  108. White Habanero
  109. Yellow 7 Pot
  110. Yellow Devil’s Tongue
  111. Yellow Jalapeno Pepper
  112. Yellow Rocoto
  113. Yucatan White Habanero

What Are The Easiest Peppers To Grow? 

Now that you’ve taken a look at this extensive list of 113 pepper plants that you can grow in your own garden, you’re likely feeling at least a little bit ready to grow some of your own at home, right?

However, some peppers are a little easier to grow than others, so let’s take a look at some of the easiest ones to grow.


Everyone knows about the glory of jalapenos. These small and tasty little peppers are fabulous when added to countless recipes because they can add a very light amount of fieriness to any dish, as well as a little bit of texture and extra crunch. 

Jalapenos are known to be very low maintenance during the growing process, and though the yield may be a little lower than some other pepper plants, you’ll greatly appreciate the crunchy and delightful texture and the iconic flavor. 

You need only water the jalapeno plant a few times, and you can simply leave it to soak in the sunlight around it.


Quintishos are great beginner pepper plants because of the fact that the peppers themselves are quite rare, which can make it truly special and rewarding to grow them. 

The Quintisho pepper grows quite quickly, and the stems that the fruits grow from are incredibly sturdy and hardy, making it a great plant for your backyard.

You won’t have to spend ages pruning the plant to keep the stems from breaking. As well as this, the plant only needs a small amount of water and plenty of sunlight, making it a great passive plant to grow. 

The fruits of the plant are incredibly flavorsome and sweet and they taste totally delicious in a massive number of dishes, making them incredibly worth growing yourself.

They also have a much higher heat than many other similar peppers, which can make them a great addition to dishes if you want to enhance the fieriness of a given meal. 

As well as this, you will come to appreciate the incredibly high yield of this plant. You only need to plant a few seeds and you will be met with an incredible number of fruits!


If you are someone that prefers their peppers to have some incredible bite, then habanero peppers could be right up your alley. These easy-to-grow peppers are renowned for their incredibly fiery flavor, and for setting your mouth aflame with flavor. 

The yield of these peppers is incredibly high, and the maintenance needed to have the plants bear fruit is incredibly low. You’ll love how little you have to do for these peppers, and how much you’ll get out of them!

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What Are The Hottest Peppers In The World?

Though we’ve looked at a massive number of unique pepper varieties across our list today, you’ve likely caught yourself wondering what peppers are the hottest of all, right? Let’s take a look at some of the hottest varieties.

Trinidad Scorpion Butch

This pepper is native to Trinidad, and has a Scoville heat measurement of around 1,463,700 SHUs! This makes it exceptionally hot, and easily one of the fieriest peppers you can find in the world.

Before the fiery heat kicks in with this pepper, those that eat it will first be met by a surprisingly sweet and fruity flavor that quickly explodes across the palette.

This can make it a very attractive chili to add to dishes for those that like interesting flavors. Just make sure to keep in mind that it is one of the hottest chiles around.

7 Pot Douglah

The flavor of the 7 Pot Douglah makes it incredibly worth trying out, as it is rather fruity initially but also has slight hints of nuttiness and a slight earthiness. These flavors spread all across the palette and it’s very pleasant! 

Just make sure that you are prepared for the intense heat that this pepper offers up incredibly quickly. This pepper has an incredible 1,853,936 SHUs, which makes it light up your tastebuds almost immediately. 

You should also beware of the fact that this pepper’s heat has the ability to linger for a very long period, so be prepared!

Trinidad Moruga Scorpion

This is known as the second hottest pepper in the world, so you will definitely want to be prepared before biting into it.

The Trinidad Moruga Scorpion is another pepper that has a great fruity flavor that spreads across the mouth as soon as you take that first bite.

The flesh of the pepper is incredibly soft, especially when compared to other peppers that tend to have much more crunch. 

This is also one of the most unique peppers in the world when it comes to how it delivers its heat experience.

When you first take a bite of it, the intensity of its heat does not seem bad at all, but as more and more time passes, the more intense the heat becomes.

This makes the heat particularly intense and long-lasting, so before you bite into this 2,009,231 SHU pepper, you best be prepared!

Carolina Reaper

This is one of the most famous peppers in the world, precisely because of how hot it is. With an SHU measurement of around 2,200,000, there are no peppers that can compare in terms of mind-blowing heat.

Despite this incredible and often overwhelming heat, the Carolina Reaper is actually incredibly sweet, and is described as having slight hints of cinnamon and chocolate flavor.

This makes it an incredibly strange and unique flavor experience.

As well as this, the Carolina Reaper is another pepper renowned for releasing its flavor slowly over time, as the heat slowly builds in your mouth, and then sticks in your throat for a very long time. 

Just make sure you are ready to try this pepper out for yourself! 

To Wrap Up

Though there are still plenty of other amazing peppers out there that we haven’t listed, these are easily some of the most interesting ones you will encounter. 

Some of them have a very unique flavor and heat experience, and some of them are incredibly easy to grow, so why not try them for yourself? 

Frequently Asked Questions

How Many Species Of Pepper Plants Are There?

There are currently over 600 varieties of pepper plants across the world!

What Is The Oldest Pepper Variety?

The oldest pepper variety is believed to be the Capsicum Pubescens, which has been growing for more than 5,000 years.

What Is The Cheapest Pepper?

The cheapest pepper in the world is the green bell pepper because it is simply an unripened red pepper, which makes it cheap to grow in high yields. 

Amelia Haslehurt
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