frez noh) chili
is somewhat similar to a jalapeno
chili, but less meaty and with
thinner skins. Unripe bright green or yellow fresnos are not quite
as hot as the fully matured ripe red ones. Fresno
chilies have a conical shape about 50 mm long and 25 mm in diameter at
the stem end. Fresno
chiles are generally only used fresh, as they do not dry well.|
They are often pickled and canned or bottled.
The fresno chili rates between 2,500 and 5,000 Shu's on the Scoville scale.