Cubanelle peppers are long and curved and can grow to be about 6 inches in length. It’s appearance is similar to the Anaheim pepper and the Banana pepper. The Cubanelle pepper is known as a sweet, more flavorful alternative to the Red Bell pepper. However, unlike the Bell and the Poblano pepper that have thick walls, the Cubanelle pepper has thin walls, making it a popular pepper for roasting.
The Cubanelle pepper has a mild heat level as it ranges from 100 to 1,000 Scoville Heat Units (SHU). In addition to roasting, the Cubanelle pepper is also popular in salads and on pizza. For those looking for more heat, the Cayenne pepper, Serrano pepper, and Thai pepper are all popular choices.