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(C. annuum)

The leaves of the serrano pepper plant are distinctly grayish, unlike any other pepper we know of. The bulletlike peppers are about 2" long and grow abundantly on very showy bushes, 2-3' tall. Serrano peppers are quite hot - hotter than jalapeños, but not as hot as habaneros. They have thick walls and a cavity that is filled with seeds. Serranos are popular in Mexico where they are used fresh and pickled. Green serranos are used in salsa verde and serranos are the preferred pepper for pico de gallo ("rooster beak"), a hot relish popular in the southwestern U.S.

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