The Aleppo (C. annuum) is a Turkish pepper named after a town on the silk road in northern Syria. It is widely used as a dried spice in Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine. It ripens to a deep red, burgundy color and is relatively mild (about 10,000 SHU). It is popular for its sweet, fruity taste and unique undertones. The Aleppo pepper is quickly growing in popularity throughout the world, but is still relatively difficult to find fresh. A fantastic mild pepper to add to your garden.