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Black Pearl Pepper – A Great Ornamental Variety

Chili peppers come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. From the orange and red striped varieties, to completely black varieties, you can basically find everything. Among the many varieties grown for ornamental purposes is the black pearl pepper. These gorgeous plants have dark foliage and dark peppers that ripen from purple to red. Black Pearl …

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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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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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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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Farmer’s Jalapeño Peppers – One Strange Pepper

If you are new to growing peppers, you may not know about the vast number of varieties. The jalapeño peppers you are used to seeing at the grocery store are not the only jalapeños out there! One of the strangest jalapeno types is the Farmer’s Jalapeño pepper. The Farmer’s Jalapeno, also known as the potato …

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Pimiento Peppers – Sweet, Red Pimentos

Pimiento peppers, or pimento peppers, are a common pepper variety with a very low heat level. They ripen from green to red and have thick, juicy flesh. The cherry or pumpkin-shaped pods are commonly pickled, stuffed with cheese, or used to stuff olives. About Pimiento Peppers Scoville Heat Units: 0-500Diameter: 2 – 3 inchesLength: 1.5 …

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Friggitello Peppers – The Sweet Italian Peperoncino

Peppers first landed on Italian shores in the 1500s, likely coming from Northern Africa to Sicily. They went on to influence southern Italian cuisine for centuries. Now, peppers are grown and used widely across the entirety of Italy (and Europe!). One of the descendants of the earliest peppers brought to Italy are Friggitello peppers, and …

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We’re Lucky Fish Peppers Still Exist

What are Fish peppers? They seem to be growing in popularity in some American cultures, but they have a rocky and intriguing history. Fish peppers are a spicy pepper variety within the Capsicum annuum species. They are slightly hotter than a Jalapeno pepper, but much less intense than a Habanero. Perhaps the most fascinating thing …

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Jalapeno Peppers – Everything About Them

The Jalapeno pepper is one of the world’s most well known spicy chili pepper. They are produced in huge numbers in Mexico and are used in cuisine across the globe. They are also one of my personal favorite peppers to grow at home, thanks to them being easy to maintain, and very prolific producing plants. …

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