flavor May sound silly but not all peppers taste like Bell Peppers right?

I'm currently growing different breeds of peppers for different reasons. But i was eating dinner the other night and what i was eating had green bell peppers in it. Not that i never ate green bells before but it jut reminded me and confirmed that i do not like the taste of them. I then thought about the peppers im growing are then gonna taste like that too. I got Carolina Reapers,Jalapenos,Habaneros and Cayenne peppers. I heard Habs got a fruity taste to them, what does that mean? was also thinking of getting some Trinidad Scorpions but i don;t want bell tasting peppers.
 
I think all chillies have at least a hint of ripe bell pepper taste to them. Chinense's definitely have a unique taste but you can still tell they are in the capsicum family. Baccatums are more similar to Anuums (bell peppers are Anuums) but still have unique characteristics.
 
Jon23L said:
I got Carolina Reapers,Jalapenos,Habaneros and Cayenne peppers. I heard Habs got a fruity taste to them, what does that mean? was also thinking of getting some Trinidad Scorpions but i don;t want bell tasting peppers.
 
The cayenne is probably the one "plain" tasting pepper you have on your list, but still not bell pepper flavor. And of course I'm assuming you're familiar with the jalapeno flavor.... but the c. chinense..... habs and reapers.... when people say "fruity", some have described that as soapy or perfumey.  I've never had a reaper, but I've had plenty of habs...... and I can say your world is about to change. You should add some scotch bonnets to your list, if flavor is what you're after.
 
All I know is that your world is about to change!
 
Yes, there is a HUGE flavor variety amongst capsicums. And what you taste when you first put a particular chile in your mouth may be different from the after-taste.
 
The capsicum baccatums that I've tried have all tasted "fruity" to me, but I can't really describe what that means very well. The Aji Habanero (not at all like "regular" habaneros) reminds me of the flavor of oranges, but clearly without the texture of oranges. Regular habaneros (orange, like you get in the grocery store) have a fruity taste at first, for me, but then have a strong ammonia-like aftertaste. Red rocotos (manzanos) taste very much like tomatoes. Fataliis.... I have no idea how to begin to describe the actual flavor. Some say they get "fruity" flavor from them, but I wouldn't quite describe them this way. So not only are chiles themselves different, but the person eating them may have a very different experience than the next person does.
 
The term "fruity" may be more about the sugar content of a given chile. In general, chiles don't have fully developed their sugars until they are ripe, which is why many unripe chiles have a kind of grassy taste to them, like bells. On the other hand, I wouldn't describe unripe jalapenos as having a grassy flavor at all. But still, a fully ripe jalapeno, as salsalady already said, tastes completely different from an unripe one, largely because its sugars are more developed.
 
I suspect the huge flavor variety is what gets a lot of us hooked. Once you've tried a few and found some you adore (yes, ADORE!), you will probably become consumed with hunting for more to add to your most-loved list.
 
I'll happily eat bell peppers in food but red and yellow ones aren't exactly nice on their own and green bells are disgusting. I have never had a chilli that tasted anything like green bells and, while some do share some of the fruitier elements of ripe red or orange bells (orange bell best bell), no chilli that I've found tastes exactly like a bell pepper. Or even that much like one.
 
The Scorpions you mention taste quite acidically citrus to me, with orange-like notes. I don't describe them or the slightly similar Habs purely as "fruity" because, with the number of different fruit out there, it's a rather nebulous term.
 
salsalady said:
Red bell peppers taste different than greens...
 
 
Rymerpt said:
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Red Jalapenos taste diff'ern't than green
 
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get me some Scorpions, habs and greens!
Ohh! me DooDah's flay'd!!!!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
:dance:    FIFU (fixedItForUS!)  :D  Thanks, Rymer~!!!
 
edit- several people I know have described fataliis as 'soapy"....
 
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