The fresno (pronounced: 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.

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

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