Have you ever wanted to grow Jalapeños and some of the hottest peppers in the world, such as the Trinidad Scorpion Butch T, Bhut Jolokia (Ghost Chili) or Chocolate Habanero, in containers? You can do this even if you are brand new to pepper growing!
Your hot peppers need to have a seed-starting soil mixture that supports their nutrition and hydration needs so that pepper seeds turn into seedlings (germinate)and the seedlings grow into strong and healthy plants. This ideal mixture has a combination of materials, which prevents sogginess from water buildup, yet feeds the budding pepper and maintains an ideal soil pH level of between 6.0 to 6.8. Acquire the best soil possible to grow your own hot chili pepper plants. [...]
There are varying degrees of “hot” peppers. The impact of using hot and spicy peppers in any recipe can maximize the flavor of the dish and give it a real kick. A naturally occurring substance called capsaicinoids creates a burning sensation in the mouth, as well as watering eyes, a runny nose and perspiration. Further, this heat is rated in “Scoville” units, which indicates the level of capsaicin in the pepper variety. The following is a guide to many recognized [...]
Chile peppers are widely used in cuisines of almost every culture, since they give an extra punch to several dishes. Thousands of chile varieties are present, and all differ in flavor, hotness and appearance. Here are some of the hottest peppers known. Bhut Jolokia These hold the Guinness World Book Record for being the world’s current hottest chili pepper. These seeds come from the Assam region in northern India. They have a Scoville Heat Unit rating of over a million. [...]
The hotness of various peppers is measured using the Scoville Heat Index. The current hottest pepper is the bhut jolokia, but habanero peppers, rocoto and the scotch bonnet are also at the top of this scale. At the bottom of this scale, you’ll find sweet bell peppers and cherry peppers, while red cayenne peppers, Serrrano peppers and yellow hot wax peppers fall in the middle. Types of Chili Peppers There are several types of peppers that are local to regions [...]