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
How to Store Hot Pepper Seeds From Your Garden
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
How to Remove the Excess Spice When Cooking With Hot Sauce
When it comes to cooking with spice, there are a lot of ways things can go horribly amiss. However, the most common problem when cooking with everything from chilies to hot sauce is that the spice can be a bit overwhelming if you are not careful. While serious spice junkies can power through it, do you need to just toss … Read More
What is the Difference Between Genetically Modified, Heirloom, and Hybrid Pepper Seeds?
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
Cross-Breeding Jalapeno and Ghost Pepper Seeds
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.
Mild to Wild Pepper and Herb: Kicking up Cocktails with Hot Sauce
Who knows how it came about, but it happened. One day you were drinking a simple cocktail and the next day every cocktail in every hip bar was being enhanced with hot sauce. What is even more surprising is that it works. Yes, not all cocktails work with hot sauce, but so many do. The addition of it often gives … Read More
Creating Very Sweet Peppers by Engineering Their Seeds
Some pepper lovers like them hot, while others like them sweet and mild. If you’re a pepper grower that wants to maximize the sweetness of your peppers, try this simple seed engineering process. It will help you grow the sweetest peppers you’ve ever eaten.
How Weather Effects Great Barbecue: A Guide from Mild to Wild
It is distinctly possible, if not probable, that you have been to your favorite barbecue joint at least once and found that things tasted a bit “off”. Maybe the brisket was a little overcooked or the ribs were a little under. You probably forgave them because you can’t get everything perfect every time, but that is actually not true in … Read More
Are you sure you know what’s in your barbecue sauces?
Ever wonder what’s in your barbecue sauces? If you love barbecue and grilling out, you owe yourself a favor: learning about the repertoire of delicious barbecue sauces available at Mild to Wild. Why Wild to Mild?
Unlocked Pepper Genome Paves the Way for Even Hotter Peppers
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.