Ghost peppers and jalapenos are popular due to their potency and sweetness, respectively. Combining the two by creating hybrid seeds is a great way to decrease the severity of ghost peppers and increase the heat of the jalapeno.
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
At the core of your favorite hot sauce you’ll often find a pepper seed that serves as an essential component to both heat and taste. From habaneros to jalapeños, they become vehicles for delicious sauces. But there are only so many to choose from! With the desire for new tastes comes scientific advancements and the creation of hybrid pepper seeds.
Cooking and growing peppers are pastimes for many people, but not for us. They’re tops on our list of passions. As such, we know that it often takes up to five months for hot peppers to reach their full, growing potential. Sweet peppers, on the other hand, tend to mature more quickly. We also know a little secret that has the … Read More