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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.

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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Thai Chili Substitutes – 8 Perfect Alternatives

Thai chili peppers are truly special for their flavor and unique growing habits. Thai food calls upon the delicious taste of these chilies in countless popular dishes. From noodle dishes, to soups, to stir fry, Thai chilies often make a dish. However, Thai chiles can be hard to come by. Depending on where you live, …

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Capsicum Annuum – A Beautifully Diverse Pepper Species

There are 5 major domesticated species of peppers. Among them are the superhots from C. chinense, and the fruity peppers from C. baccatum. However, none compare in popularity to Capsicum annuum. The C. annuum species is home to some of the world’s most widely cultivated and popular chili pepper varieties. These include the bell, jalapeño, …

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Jalapeño Peppers Turning Black? Here’s Why

Peppers come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, flavors, and colors. However, most of the popular varieties are not black in color. So, you may be worried when you see your jalapeño peppers turning black. Is it disease? Is it rot?! In this article, I’ll go over the common causes of jalapeño peppers turning black …

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Jalapeno Pepper In The Eyes – How To Soothe The Burn

Uh oh – you did it again. You cut hot peppers without wearing gloves and now you’re paying the price. I know all too well what it is like to have jalapeno peppers in the eyes. Thankfully, this means I also know how to soothe the burn, fast. In this article, I’ll share what has …

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Buena Mulata Peppers – The Purple Heirloom Cayenne

Boy do we love a purple pepper. There are now countless purple and black varieties to choose from. However, one of the most striking is the buena mulata pepper. This cayenne-type pepper was saved through generations, leading back to Horace Pippin, an artist living in Pennsylvania in the early 1920s. He collected rare seeds, and …

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How To Propagate Peppers From Cuttings

There are many situations when you may want to clone your pepper plants. If you had a particularly successful harvest, or a highly disease-resistant plant, propagating that plant is a great idea. By propagating peppers, you are preserving the exact genetics of the parent plant. Alternatively, saving seeds from your plant’s peppers and growing them …

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