Yellow chile peppers widely vary in size and shape depending on the variety and environment the pepper is grown in. The pods can be small to large, elongated to short, and have a conical and tapered to multi-lobed, creased, and gnarled shape. The skin may be smooth or wrinkled, waxy, glossy, and taut, transitioning through shades of green, ivory, yellow, orange, and red depending on the variety. Underneath the skin, the thin to thick flesh is aqueous and crisp, encasing a central cavity filled with membranes and round and flat, cream-colored seeds. Yellow chile peppers may have earthy, sweet, fruity, floral, or smoky flavors, and the spice levels will vary dramatically between cultivars ranging from mild, moderate, to scorching.