Green Bullet Chillies
Green Bullet chilllies botanically classified as Capsicum annum, are a brightly colored, Thai chile hybrid that are members of the Solanaceae or nightshade family. Also known as Heaven chiles and Facing Heaven chiles, Bullet chile peppers earn their name from their upright growth pattern that causes the pods to point towards the sky. This unique appearance is common among ornamental chile plants and the bright red pods add dynamic color contrast to green gardens, making it a popular home garden variety. Bullet chile peppers have a moderate to hot heat ranging 15,000 to 50,000 SHU on the Scoville scale and are used in both their unripe green and mature red state. Predominately used in China, Bullet chile peppers are rarely found fresh and are commonly sold in small packs of dried pods for adding flavoring and heat to culinary dishes.