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Pepper Geek is created by Calvin and Crystalyn from Connecticut. We are here to share our experience with growing, identifying, cooking and preserving peppers. It is an fun and exciting passion of ours that we share with millions around the world.

Jimmy Nardello Peppers – A Delicious Italian Heirloom

We love a good pepper backstory, and the Jimmy Nardello certainly has one! To top it off, this pepper variety is both delicious and easy to grow. So, in this article, we’ll share the history, plant traits, flavor, and uses of the famous Jimmy Nardello pepper. Let’s get started! Get Jimmy Nardello seeds here » …

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What’s Eating Your Peppers At Night?

There’s nothing quite like fresh-picked peppers, straight from the garden. However, it can be frustrating to wake up and find your pepper plants have been chewed by a nocturnal pest. You work hard in the garden all day, only to find bite marks in your peppers and pepper leaves by morning. So, what’s eating your …

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Candy Cane Peppers – The Striped Sweet Pepper

There is never a dull day in the world of growing peppers. Whether you love to grow highly productive varieties, gnarly superhot chiles, or gorgeous ornamentals, there is something for you. This article is about the candy cane pepper, one that ticks a few pepper enthusiast boxes. This plant is not only gorgeous and unique, …

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Growing Poblano Peppers – A Guide From Seed To Harvest

Poblano peppers are one of the most popular peppers in Mexican and Tex Mex cuisine. They are large, upside-down-pear-shaped chiles with mild heat and a deep green color. To top it off, growing poblano peppers is as easy as growing any other variety! In this article, I’ll share how to grow your own poblanos in …

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Blistered Shishito Peppers – Simple Yet Delicious

When it comes to easy side dishes, blistered shishitos may just take the cake. The flavor of the lightly charred peppers and a pinch of salt alone is enough to satisfy. However, there are many variations you can try to keep this dish interesting. So, today we’ll share the simple base recipe for delicious blistered …

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Gochujang Substitutes – 5 Easy Alternatives

So you decided to make some delectable homemade bibimbap, but forgot to grab the gochujang, eh? Shame on you! Just kidding, we all make mistakes. However, if you are planning to make Korean food more often (and you should), then you’ll definitely want to have genuine gochujang on hand! For now though, let’s explore some …

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How To Identify Different Types Of Pepper Plants

Do you have a pepper plant, but aren’t sure what type it is? We’ve been there before, forgetting to label a plant, or losing the seed packet. It happens. There are many types of pepper plants. From small, dwarf varieties, to the massive, super-hot varieties, the diversity is amazing. Looking for more pictures? Browse the …

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Pineapple Jalapeño Salsa Recipe – Sweet & Spicy Perfection

Salsa is one of the greatest summertime snacks. It is so easy to make, and uses delicious, fresh ingredients from the garden. Today, I want to share one of the tastiest salsa recipes we have ever created! With just 8 ingredients, you’ll be making this delectable pineapple jalapeño salsa over and over again. It has …

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Pasilla Pepper: A Wonderful Mexican Chile

In Mexico, there are many popular and widely used chiles. You have likely heard of ancho, guajillo, and chipotle peppers. But have you heard of pasilla? Pasilla chile peppers are the dried form of the chilaca pepper. This Capsicum annuum variety is long and slender, ripening to a deep green, almost brown color. They are …

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