The Cascabella has a conical shape tapering to a point and colors ranging from yellow to orange. The Cascabella grows to a length of 2 inches and a diameter of 1 inch, has medium thick walls and is a favorite for pickling, not to be confused with the “Cascabel,” a thin-skinned variety that is round and typically dried. These peppers range from 1,500 to 4,000 Scoville units. They tend to be spicy like a jalapeño but with a flavor similar to sport peppers.
The jalapeño has a conical shape tapering to a point and colors ranging from green to red though it is most often harvested when it is green. Jalapeños grow to a length of 2-3.5 inches typically though some hybrids get much bigger. Jalapeños have medium to thick walls. These peppers range from 2,500 – 10,000 Scoville units and as a result are typically mild to hot.