The big brother of Jalapeño! The Serrano Chili is 5-10 times hotter than the Jalapeño and is used mostly in Mexico. It has a great aroma and, of course, it also captivates with its heat.
Serrano Chilli, the real star of North America
The chilli of the genus Capsicum annuum is similar to the Jalapeno. You can harvest Serranos both immature and also ripe - the mature variety is of course a little sweeter. The pods are quite strong in terms of heat, which is why they are often used to produce spicy sauces or salsas. Believe it or not, the Serranos are more prevalent than the Jalapenos in the southwestern United States and Mexico.
The name Serrano means something like "from the highlands". Since the Serranos are originally from the mountainous regions of Puebla and Hidalgo in Mexico, the name also makes sense.
The Serrano plant is about 60 cm high and 40 cm wide, so it is a rather bushy plant, which you can also plant well in the pot.
Another tip: If you do not have Thai chilies available for a good Asian recipe, Serranos are a very good alternative. Three Serranos weigh about as much as a Thai chilli.