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

How to Eat Ghost Peppers Safely

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In the world of chili peppers and high-spicy eating, ghost peppers are legendary. They are among the hottest of all peppers. However, if you’ve conquered all other peppers and want a true challenge, try the ghost pepper. Make sure to take these safety precautions.

The Hottest Peppers Known to Man

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Spicy food isn’t for everyone. What makes food spicy is either the spices used or the peppers that are used. There are mild peppers such as green peppers and red peppers. There are also hotter peppers such as jalapeno peppers. But, what are the hottest peppers that few people can withstand?

Engineering Pepper Seeds For the World’s Spiciest Peppers

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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

Ghost Pepper: One of the world’s hottest peppers

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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

The Basics of Growing Peppers

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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