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Aji Charapita Peppers – The Wild, Expensive Peruvian Chili

The Aji Charapita pepper looks more like a wild berry than a spicy chili. However, it is indeed the latter, and has a rich history and cultural significance in Peru. In this article, I’ll share an overview of the Aji Charapita pepper. From the origin, to heat level and flavor, to how to grow and …

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7 Pot Bubblegum Peppers – Bleeding Calyx Varieties

When we grow peppers, we make a point to always grow varieties that are not easy to find. Instead of bell peppers, we have grown the Italian Marconi. Instead of jalapenos, we have grown the jalafuego. Perhaps one of the most difficult-to-source peppers is the 7 Pot Bubblegum variety. This superhot pepper, also known as …

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Ornamental Pepper Varieties – 3 Beautiful Peppers

Peppers are among the most incredible plants to grow in a home garden. They offer amazing variety in flavor, heat level, and plant characteristics. In this article, we’ll share some of the most beautiful ornamental pepper varieties that you can grow yourself. Ornamental peppers are typically smaller plants with some form of unique or beautiful …

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Shishito Peppers – A Versatile East Asian Chili

Shishito peppers are becoming very popular in the US, but have been a staple in East Asia for centuries. Commonly thought of as a Japanese pepper, the shishito is incredibly versatile in cooking and preserving. From pickling to frying to dehydrating for flakes, the shishito pepper is a great pepper to grow in your home …

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CGN 21500 Peppers – A Very Special Land Variety

The CGN 21500 pepper is a beautiful and unique chili variety. Discovered in South America, this land variety is part of the Capsicum chinense species. It’s pumpkin-like shape and beautiful coloration make the CGN 21500 pepper a great candidate for cross breeding with other chinense varieties. They are also easy to grow in containers or …

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Black Panther Pepper – The Black Ghost

In the world of unique chili peppers, there is not much more exciting than a black pepper. The pimenta de neyde pepper is the land variety that started it all, introducing high levels of anthocyanins into the Capsicum chinense species. The rare neyde pepper was discovered in Brazil, and is said to be a natural …

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7 Pot Primo Pepper – The Hottest Pepper In The World?

Troy Primeaux has led an interesting life. From thrashing out in the 90s as part of the Deep South psychedelic rock band Santeria, to breeding one of the world’s hottest peppers, the 7 Pot Primo pepper. Primeaux shifted to horticulture in the early 2000s, reportedly in need of a more family-appropriate lifestyle. While studying at …

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Carolina Reaper vs. Habanero Pepper

Even though the Carolina Reaper and the habanero pepper are the same species, they are very different peppers. If you’re trying to decide which of these peppers to grow, we really recommend you grow both. They’re completely different in terms of flavor and heat. We have had great success growing both Carolina Reaper peppers and …

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Serrano Peppers – Heat, Taste and How to Grow Them

Serrano peppers are among the most popular spicy chili peppers available. You’ll find them in grocery stores alongside the jalapeño and habanero peppers. The serrano is slender, crisp, and usually sold in its unripe green form. In this article, you’ll find lots of information about the serrano pepper. This includes the pepper’s origins, flavor profile, …

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