The De Arbol chilie is said to have originated in Mexico. The name “De Arbol” means “tree like” in Spanish and was named that because of its long woody stem. This chilie, which is related to the cayenne and pequin, has a rich red colour and a thin flesh.
This chiile packs a bit of a punch rating around a 6 to 7 on a heat scale of 1 to 10. Behind the heat is a tannic, smoky, slightly earthy flavor. Try using these chilies in salsas, sauces, soups and stews.