Green Chili /pepper Hot, of Bangladesh origin. Deep green and 5-10 cm long. 8 – 10 mm diameter. Available round the year. Despite their fiery “hotness” are one of very popular spices known for medicinal and health benefiting properties. The chili is actually a fruit pod from the plant belonging to the nightshade family of solanaceae, of the genus; capsicum. Scientific name: Capsicum annum. Available round the year.