How to Store Hot Pepper Seeds From Your Garden

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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

What is the Difference Between Genetically Modified, Heirloom, and Hybrid Pepper Seeds?

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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

Unlocked Pepper Genome Paves the Way for Even Hotter Peppers

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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.

Pepper Growing: A Guide to the Different Varieties

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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.

The Science Behind the Scoville Chart

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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