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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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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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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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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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