Seed Extraction

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Dave,Do you know a way to harvest seeds from chiles? Thanks,KevinHello Kevin:Aside from doing it by hand, there are seed extraction machines available, but they destroy the pods in the process.Dave

New Mexican "Pequins"

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Hi Dave,I’m in Arizona. Do you know if there is a definitive variety of pequin chile from New Mexico or whether the name covers a number of varieties? I bought a ristra of fairly common New Mex pequins a couple of years back and am now going to get some more from a different source but also from NM. The …

Ancho Query

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Hello Dave:Nice website! I’m going to explore it the next week or so. My wife and I are growing 2 ancho plants this summer in Atlanta GA. There are many nice, green peppers on the plant right now. Are you saying that anchos ought not be harvested until they turn red? Thank you,SteveHello Steve:By definition, anchos are dried red poblanos. …

Piri-Piri Peppers

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Hello Dave:Do you have a contact that imports Piri-Piri peppers, either a diced or purred? I have a corporate chief that wants to use them. Thanks for the help.PaulHello Paul:No, I don’t. Most of these chiles, which in reality are dried piquins, are used in Africa to make sauces and are not exported. Piri-Piri, Pili-Pili and other variations on this …

Mash It Up!

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Dear Dave:Howdy, I’m looking to make my own pepper mash and I’ve searched and searched but can’t find any answers. I have the The Hot Sauce Bible but failed to find specific instructions on how to make a pepper mash. I was wondering if you could answer some questions? Thanks. So I chop the peppers add salt and boil to …