Madame Jeanette Chilli

Updated: Mar 29, 2019

Heat; 8/10

150.000 to 325.000 on the Scoville scale

Madame Jeanette is a hot yellow Surinamese chilli pepper cultivar, often mingled with the Adjuma chilli. Both varieties, like the Mexican Habanero, belong to the species Capsicum chinense.

The fruits of Madame Jeanette are longer than the stuffier Adjuma's

The ripe fruits are yellow and about as sharp as the orange Habanero.

Madame Jeanette chillies originally came from Suriname and seem to have been named after a hot lady from Paramaribo.

"This lady exuberantly exerted the oldest profession in the world".

This yellow melon pepper is closely related to the Habanero and is just as hot.

However, the aroma is much stronger and is therefore often used in Surinamese and Antillean cuisine.

Its flavor is described as "fruity", with hints of mango and pineapple.

It is often confused with the yellow Adjuma, which is less elongated and said to be spicier but less flavourful.

The pepper can also be processed into sambal (chilli paste) which is called by the hotness than Devils sambal.

This hot lady is often thrown into dishes entirely

It has a relatively compact growth and dislikes cool sites. It will also grow indoors.

© 2018 Wessel Woortman

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