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Pimenta da Neyde Peppers – Black Beauty of Peppers

When it comes to obscure and interesting pepper varieties, many originate from the pimenta da neyde. This dark purple, almost black pepper variety has an enigmatic origin story, but we do know some things. So, in this article, I’ll share everything I know about the pimenta da neyde pepper, including its origin, plant characteristics, appearance, …

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When to Pick Habanero Peppers – Harvesting Hot Peppers

Growing habaneros is incredibly rewarding. There is nothing like planting a seed that will soon become dozens (or even hundreds) of ripe, delicious habanero peppers. For the first few growing seasons, it can be tricky to know when to pick habanero peppers. Thankfully, there are a few easy tell-tale signs that your habaneros are ready …

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Aji Pineapple Peppers – A Productive and Tasty Chili

If you live in North America, you may have never tasted a pepper from the Capsicum baccatum species. There are countless varieties in the species, so where should you even start? Well, I think the aji pineapple makes for the perfect introduction to the baccatum species of peppers. The plants are super productive, the peppers …

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Bahamian Goat Pepper – A Quirky and Fruity Chili

Some of the hottest peppers have origins in the Caribbean. While the Bahamian goat pepper is not among the spiciest, is is one of my personal favorites from the West Indies. With a name like ‘goat pepper,’ you will likely have some questions about the variety. In this article, I’ll share everything I know about …

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Best Tasting Peppers – Delicious Peppers You Can Grow

Buying peppers at the store leaves you with limited options. Why not grow some of the best tasting peppers at home instead? Since starting Pepper Geek, Crystalyn and I have grown hundreds of different varieties, and tasted them all. So today, I’ll share the most delicious peppers we have tried to date. Most of these …

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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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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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