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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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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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Purple Jalapeño Peppers – Dark Violet Jalapeños

Many people don’t know how diverse the world of jalapeño peppers is. There are dozens (possibly hundreds) of individual varieties labeled as “jalapeños,” each with its own traits. The purple jalapeño pepper has a unique characteristic, you guessed it, it’s purple. The plant is considered more ornamental than functional, but the peppers are edible and …

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Hatch Green Chile: History, Flavors, and Uses

If you happen to be from the Southwestern United States, chances are you know all about hatch green chile. New Mexico is considered the green chile capital of the world thanks to their age-old cultivation of these prized peppers. Now that we have grown a few New Mexico chile varieties, we’ll share everything we have …

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Disease Resistant Pepper Varieties For Easy Growing

No matter where you live in the world, gardening will come with its challenges. One of the most difficult problems to deal with when growing peppers is disease. Once a disease sets in, it can often mean the end of the plant (or multiple plants!). The best way to deal with disease is to avoid …

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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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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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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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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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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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