Jolokia Differences

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Hi Dave,I have always read that the ’Bhut Jolokia’, the ’Bih Jolokia’, and the ’Naga Morich’ are all the same peppers only from different regions. Since I am growing them all side by side I am noticing some interesting differences. Just for varification I purchased my ’Bhut Jolokia’ seeds from the Chile Pepper institute, the ’Naga Morich’ from TheChiliMan.org and …

Thai Chile

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Hi Dave,I have been all over the Internet trying to settle this question once and for all, but the more I surf, the more conflicting data I find… I have a recipe for Thai curried chicken. It calls for "birdseye" or "bird’s eye" chilis. Everywhere I look I see references to African birdseye chilis, and I’m pretty sure traditional Thai …

New Mexican Pod Type

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Hi Dave,I was asked a question regarding New Mexico chile pepper, and wasn’t sure how to answer. I am hoping you could enlighten me a little. Are New Mexico chile varieties grown in California? Would the Anaheim varieties be of New Mexico origin? Aside from heat differences, the packaged whole pods in the stores, labeled "New Mexico Chile Pods" and …

Another Hottest Chile Question

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Dear Dave:I remember reading somewhere (Smithsonian magazine, maybe) that the Habanero was not the hottest pepper. Instead the honor goes to some variety with tiny pods that grows in the deserts along the Mexican border. If that’s true, I have two questions:1). What’s the name of that chile?2). Has it ever been domesticated?Love your books. In advance, thanks.PaulHello Paul:The habanero …