Articles About Peppers
Pepper Varieties. For culinary and gastronomical purposes peppers are generally grouped into two categories -Sweet and Hot peppers. Growing varying varieties of peppers together is fine. Unlike some vegetable varieties, such as corn, it will not effect the flavor or appearance of the pepper itself.
Aconcagua Giant Pepper - Aconcagua hails from South America which would lead one to believe it to be a spicy Latino hot pepper, but surprise surprise surprise it is actually very sweet so far as peppers go, not quite as sweet as fruit, but it does have a distant whisper of a fruity flavor while retaining a crispy crunchy texture.
Dragons Breath Chili Pepper A Hotter Hottest Hot Pepper. The Carolina Reaper and Trinidad Scorpion Hot Pepper once held the title of the Worlds hottest hot peppers, but apparently a British plant breeder Mike Smith in cooperation with the University of Nottingham has come up with a serious contender. In fact this 'contender' is so powerful it not only deals a knockout blow to its competition amongst the hot peppers, it could also knock you out if you eat it.
Jalapeno Peppers are a type of chili pepper . The word jalapeno is is a deviation of the Spanish word meaning "from Jalapa" a city in Mexico, where the pepper was originally cultivated. Jalapenos are an annual that can be grown as a perennial in some zones if protected from frost.
21 Jalapeno Varieties to Try Out There are five species of chili peppers most commonly grown for human consumption. Each of these species has multiple sub species or cultivars leading to the reality that there are actually hundreds of types of hot peppers.
Poblano Peppers are a mild hot pepper only registering 1,000 - 2,000 on the scoville scale although they at times vary widely depending on the variety and growing conditions. A fully ripened red poblano is substantially hotter than an immature green poblano.
Tabasco Peppers are a popular variety of chili pepper. The plant tends to have a bushy growth habit. The peppers are tapered and roughly 1.5 to 2 inches long on average. Immature peppers are generally yellowish green and mature to hot yellows and shades of orange. They are named for the Mexican state of Tabasco.
Pretty in Purple Ornamental Peppers are described as 'ornamental' because they are very attractive and lend themselves well to colorful landscapes. They are however edible as well as pretty.
Trinidad Scorpion Hot Pepper. Guinness book of World Records lists the Carolina Reaper Pepper, a close relative of the Trinidad Scorpion as the Worlds hottest pepper, however botanists argue that the Carolina Reaper and Trinidad Scorpion are actually the same genus. In 2011 a Trinidad Scorpion pepper was measured at 1,463,700 SHU, officially making it the Worlds hottest pepper at that time. Dragons Breath Chili Pepper listed further up on this page is now the hottest hot pepper.
Paprika Peppers. There are a number of different varieties of Paprika but the two primary divisions are Spanish and Hungarian. Hungarian varieties are thinner skinned and top off at about 5 inches in length, some as small as 1.5 to 2 inches. Spanish Paprika can be up to 8 or 9 inches long.
Preparing and Preserving Peppers
Preserving Hot Peppers Freezing ~ Drying ~ Jelly & Pickling.
Hot Pickled Peppers. Always wear rubber gloves when handling hot peppers wash hands thoroughly with soap and water before touching your face. Unless you're a masochist, Liberal or Democrat.