One of the delightful aspects of Korean barbecue is that the succulent cuts of meat are often accompanied by dipping sauces. You grip the meat with chopsticks or wrap it in lettuce, and dip it in the sauce before eating it. One of the prime ingredients of Korean dipping sauce is pepper paste. Here you can exercise a little creativity, … Read More
Hot peppers sure are delicious, and a great addition to any dish (if you like things spicy). However, for years, there have been a handful of myths and misconceptions about not only the health benefits of hot peppers but also the tricks to calming down your tongue after putting too much jalapeno in your salsa. Here are five myths that we … Read More
If you have taken to growing peppers, then you put a lot of effort into growing some great ones. However, why let one harvest be it? If you know how to save the seeds, you can grow great peppers year after year. Unfortunately, if you are growing hybrid seeds, they may not grow into the peppers you expect next year. … Read More
Entering into the world of creating your own unique hot pepper can be as exciting as it is intricate. However, before even worrying about the genetics of it all, potential seed breeders need to understand the different types of pepper seeds. When engineering pepper seeds, growers will be working with primarily three types of seeds – hybrids, heirlooms, and genetically … Read More
While less newsworthy than say, cracking the human genome, the genome of the pepper plant has been cracked and scientists have been able to sort out what specific genes are responsible for a pepper plant’s spiciness. By discovering it, this paves the way for pepper growers everywhere to engineer even hotter hot peppers.
Make this season THE season to grow your own peppers. You can grow them in pots. You can grow them in the soil. Whether you like them mild or sweet, or diving in to tantalizing heat, there is a pepper for every taste. If you have access to a greenhouse or a warm sunny window, you can start growing peppers from your own seeds. Starting your … Read More
Pepper Growing: A Guide to the Different Varieties. There’s nothing quite like picking your own peppers fresh from the garden. When growing peppers, it’s a good idea to plant several varieties to ensure you have lots of options for cooking with. Here are a few choices to consider for your own home garden.
To chiliheads, the Scoville heat units (SHUs) that measure the heat intensity of peppers are considered badges of honor. Pepper growers are constantly developing new varieties of peppers that ratchet up the heat to a level where they could almost be considered deadly weapons. There are also the heat seekers who are willing to push the boundaries of human endurance by … Read More