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Primotalii Peppers – Hotter Than The Carolina Reaper?

There have been whispers and murmurs about a new ‘hottest pepper’ variety. Though nothing is official or confirmed, there may already be a pepper hotter than the famed Carolina Reaper. No, we’re not talking about Smokin’ Ed’s own ‘Apollo pepper’ which is still shrouded in mystery. We’re talking about the primotalii pepper, a cross between …

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Chocolate Bhutlah Pepper – Among The Spiciest

The number of “superhot” pepper varieties is ever growing. Through cross breeding, the frontier of spice seems to be expanding every year. One of the long-standing superhots is the chocolate bhutlah pepper. This variety was an early entry in the world of cross breeding peppers to create something new and extra-spicy. Chocolate Bhutlah Pepper Overview …

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Sugar Rush Stripey Peppers – The Striped Baccatum

There are some amazing and strange pepper varieties out there. The 7 pot bubblegum has a ‘bleeding calyx,’ while the Farmer’s Market jalapeno is covered in corking. However, the Sugar Rush Stripey pepper may just be the most fascinating we have seen so far. We were lucky enough to get some seeds, and we planted …

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Brazilian Starfish Peppers – Beautiful and Sweet Ají

There is a rich diversity of pepper varieties. Sweet, spicy, large, small, wrinkly, smooth, the list of traits seems endless! Among the most beautiful is the Brazilian Starfish pepper. These peppers almost look like candy, and are an absolute joy to grow in the garden. If you’re looking for something special to add to your …

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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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