The Grande Pequin (or Grande Piquin) pepper is a larger version of the traditional Pequin. The Grande Pequin, which starts out green and ripens to red at maturity, has a mild to medium heat level and its taste is similar to the Pequin. It has a delicious smokiness with levels of heat and fruitiness. It does have a similar flavor profile as its relative the Chiltepin. The popular Cholula hot sauce brand lists "piquin" peppers and Chile de Arbol peppers among its ingredients. The Grande Pequin averages about 35,000 to 60,000 Scoville Heat Units.
Grown in Tennessee.