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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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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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Jay’s Peach Ghost Scorpion Peppers (JPGS) – Who Is Jay?

Jay’s Peach Ghost Scorpion pepper is a hybrid pepper variety created by Jay Weaver from PA. Commonly known simply as JPGS, this pepper is the result of crossing a common ghost pepper with the Trinidad Scorpion. The pepper looks angry, with a highly wrinkled texture and long, curly stingers on the end. The color is …

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Trinidad Moruga Scorpion Peppers

The Trinidad Moruga Scorpion pepper is fiercely spicy. The small, wrinkled peppers look angry, because they are. They are known as one of the hottest peppers in the world. Most commonly used to make super-spicy hot sauces and powders, Moruga Scorpions are highly sought after. They take a long time to fully ripen, often 1-2 …

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Habanada Peppers – The Non-Spicy Habanero Variety

We all know about the famous habanero pepper. But have you heard of the habanada pepper? Michael Mazourek of Cornell University developed this variety to have the flavor of a habanero with none of the heat. The name says it all! While many heat-free peppers exist, the plant breeder had a specific goal with this …

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Ghost Peppers – Everything About The Bhut Jolokia

The ghost pepper is one of the most notoriously spicy peppers on the planet. It is a result of ancient plant breeding, and is a cross between capsicum chinense and capsicum fructescens. Scoville Heat Units: 1,000,000 SHUsDiameter: 0.75–1.25 inchesLength: 2–3 inchesColor: Green to orange to redBuy Seeds: Seeds NowBuy Live Plants: Etsy In This Article: …

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Habanero Peppers – Everything About Them

Habanero peppers are very spicy chili peppers, well known all around the world. The pepper is defined by its high heat level and small, wrinkled texture. They have a very fruity, unique flavor, but are often found to be too spicy for eating without cooking or preparing first. The Habanero pepper has a somewhat mysterious …

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