The santaka chili is a deep red erect chili utilised extensively in Japanese cooking. It is not unlike the Serrano and is suitable for growing in containers. The santaka measures some 40,000 - 50,000 Shu's on the Scoville scale

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Asteridae
Order: Solanales
Family: Solanaceae
Genus: Capsicum
Species: C. annuum

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