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Watch Your Back, Hatch—Pueblo Chiles Are Making a Move

Dave DeWitt Capsicum annuum Species—Most Common Varieties, Chile History, Chile Varieties, Historical Gardening Leave a Comment

By Dave DeWitt They’ve got their own Growers’ Association. They have a festival of their own: The Chile & Frijoles Festival. They have their own supermarkets: Colorado Whole Foods Market locations dumped Hatch chiles and replaced them with Pueblo chiles. And governor John Hickenlooper has even designated the last Saturday of the Colorado State Fair as Pueblo Chile Day. History …

Trinidad Scorpion Group

Trinidad Scorpion or Trinidad 7 Pot? Both!

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Text and Photos ©2010 by Jim Duffy, RefiningFireChiles.com I grow the hardest-to-find strains of rare hot chiles and any chile I grow for seed is isolated on one of 23 different properties in San Diego county. I have been growing the Trinidad superhots now for 3 years, trying to get the develop the best strains I can. After all that …

true jamaican scotch bonnet field

Pepper Profile: Scotch Bonnet

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[From Jamaican Food, by B.W Higman. Jamaica: University of the West Indies Press, 2008. Used by permission.] Bonnet pepper, named for its tam-o’-shanter shape and commonly known by the middle of the nineteenth century as Scotch bonnet, was eventually recognized as a distinct species, C. chinense. It is close related to the bird pepper, but is distinguished by the characteristic …

Another Jonah pod

The Rare Trinidad 7 Pot Superhot Chile

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By Jim Duffy I am writing here about the rare and elusive “Trinidad 7 Pot” or “7 Pod” chile simply because nobody else has! My name is Jim Duffy of Refining Fire Chiles and I am a certified chilehead. I grow chiles both hydroponically and in pots, and I strive to grow the rarest and the hottest. My passion for …


Pepper Profile: Wax Peppers

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By Gloria Troyer Fiery Foods and BBQ Central Recommendations Chile Pepper Bedding Plants… over 500 varieties from Cross Country Nurseries, shipping April to early June. Fresh pods ship September and early October. Go here Chile Pepper Seeds… from all over the world from the Chile Pepper Institute. Go here Background and History The Hungarian Wax Pepper, a pod type of …