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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.

Easy Chipotle Chicken Tacos and Chipotle Sauce

Is there anything better than taco night? This recipe for easy chipotle chicken tacos is simple, quick, and full of smoky flavor. While we do make our own chipotle powder for use in many recipes, the store-bought version is just as good. We like going out for tacos in the summertime, but it’s just as …

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11 Types of Jalapeño Peppers – Variety Is The Spice Of Life!

If you are a relatively new gardener, you may be interested in growing jalapeños at home. However, “jalapeño” is now more of a category of peppers rather than a single variety. In other words, you have many jalapeño types to choose from! In this article, we’ll cover 11 amazing types of jalapeño peppers. We’ll discuss …

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Spider Mites On Pepper Plants (Prevention and Treatment)

Spider mites are a nasty pest to have on your pepper plants. Whether you are growing smaller plants indoors, or growing large pepper plants outside, it is important to catch an infestation as early as possible. Spider mites typically enjoy feeding on thin leaves and can quickly devastate a plant. In this post, I’ll talk …

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Fresno Pepper Substitutes – Top 7 Best Alternatives

Fresno peppers are a popular choice for making tasty salsas, spicy stir fry, or hot sauces. If the recipe you’re making calls for fresnos, but you don’t have any on hand, we’ve got you covered. In this article, I’ll share the best fresno pepper substitutes. If you’re in a pinch, any of these options will …

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Where Do Chile Peppers Come From? Pepper Origins

The world of chile peppers is diverse and fascinating. Like with many food crops, extensive resources have been aimed at developing new, bigger, better pepper cultivars. However, many of today’s popular chiles remain unchanged over hundred of years. So, today I’d like to answer the question: where do chile peppers come from? Where Do Chile …

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11 (Delicious) Things To Do With Jalapeño Peppers

Every time a jalapeño goes to waste, a Pepper Geek cries. No, not really, but you don’t have to waste your extra jalapeño peppers! Today, I’ll share 11 easy ways to use up a big harvest of jalapeños. From simple recipes to storage techniques, you’ll find the right option for you. Let’s get into it. …

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Small Bell Peppers? How To Grow Bigger Peppers

Are your pepper plants producing smaller-than-expected peppers? You’re not alone. There are many reasons peppers can grow to be small. In this article, I’ll share the most likely reasons why your peppers are so small and how to grow bigger ones. Most of the causes for smaller peppers stems from environmental conditions that can easily …

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Cranberry Jalapeño Relish – Perfectly Tangy and Spicy

We love making tasty relishes around the holiday season. There’s nothing better than topping a cracker with some hot brie and a scoop of flavor-packed relish. We love this cranberry jalapeño relish because it’s tangy, sweet, and the heat level is easily adjustable. Here in CT, cranberries are in season from October through December. At …

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Peppers That Grow Upwards: 17+ Upright Varieties

We are all used to seeing huge bell peppers, jalapeños, and banana peppers at the grocery store. However, chile peppers weren’t always so large. In fact, all of the wild species of chiles are still small, often no more than the size of a berry. As a result, in many cases, peppers will grow upright …

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