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
Pepper seeds and engineering them to create the world’s spiciest peppers. If you’re a fan of all things hot and spicy, you’ve probably tried many different types of hot peppers in search of the best one. Humans have been enjoying hot peppers for hundreds of years, but it’s only recently that we’ve become curious about just what it is that … Read More
Often referred to as “legendary” the ghost pepper is a popular ingredient in sauces and recipes. Now considered one of the world’s hottest peppers, the Guinness Book of World records declared it the hottest in 2007. Only a few other fiery peppers supersede them. The ghost pepper’s rating is over a million Scoville Heat units. Compare this to a bell … Read More
Growing peppers is a fairly easy process as long as you have the proper environment set up for them. Peppers need a bed with plenty of sun and a sandy soil that contains a lot of organic material and drains well. Spacing should be between 10 and 12 inches apart depending on the variety. Placing two plants in one hole will … Read More