Arizona 20 Variety :
This unique chili is a hybrid version of the Anaheim chile pepper. The difference is in the breeding, which gives the consumer consistency in quality, flavor, and heat. And for companies selling chiles to the retail market, this is extremely important.
The Arizona 20 chile pepper variety comes from the Curry Seed & Chile Company of Sunsites, Arizona. Chile Farmer Ed Curry works closely with his partner, Phil Villa, a well known chile breeder, in developing new and improved hybrids that can be produced with uniform quality, flavor, and heat. Careful plant breeding also resulted in improving certain strains of chiles that are now producing nearly double their average yield. In the farming industry, it is said that the genetic origins for 80 – 90 percent of chilis grown commercially in the U.S. can be traced back to Curry’s farm in Arizona! The Curry Seed & Chile Company supplies chile pepper seeds to growers in the United States, states in Mexico, and across the globe.
The heat level of the Arizona 20 chile pepper variety is similar to the widely-popular Anaheim chili at 500-2,000 Scoville Units.