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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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Ghost Pepper vs. Carolina Reaper

Every year, we have multiple ghost pepper and Carolina Reaper plants growing in our garden. Some may think these two peppers are similar, but they’re actually quite different. We’ve had the pleasure of growing and tasting both of these varieties over many seasons. If you’re just interested in heat, the Reaper is hotter, up to …

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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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Planting Peppers – Simple Guide to Growing Pepper Plants

If the name of our website doesn’t make this obvious, peppers are (by far) our favorite plants to grow. We may not know how to keep our lawn perfectly green and happy, but our peppers always thrive. In this article, we’ll share some essential tips when it comes to planting peppers. You’ll find when to …

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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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Overwintering Pepper Plants – Keep Your Plants for Years

By nature, pepper plants are perennial, meaning they can live for many years in the right conditions. However, many casual gardeners simply start from seed each year – but this isn’t required! Overwintering pepper plants is a (fairly) easy way to keep your chili plants alive longer. Winter weather is inhospitable to pepper plants, so …

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Homemade Sweet Chili Sauce with Fresh Hot Peppers

Some foods are just need to be dipped. In America, a chicken nugget isn’t happy without a side of ketchup or maybe some sweet honey mustard. In Thailand, fried or grilled chicken is only complete when dipped in sweet chili sauce, or น้ำจิ้มไก่ (chicken dipping sauce). This sweet and spicy sauce is also perfect for …

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The Best Way to Freeze Bell Peppers – Simple Guide

It happens all too often – you plant what seems to be a sensible number of pepper plants in the spring, only to be overwhelmed with tons of bell peppers in the early fall. Thankfully, this is a good problem to have. In this article, we’ll share the best way to freeze bell peppers. This …

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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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