From the hottest peppers to truly sweet peppers, we're adding more variety for growing season
We're adding new seeds for 2020, and we have a treat for you! We are expanding our selection and your growing list with many varieties for your garden or greenhouse. Check out the release of a few categories for you to read on some unique peppers.
7 Pot Pepper, with many different strains to burn your tongue off
Pepper Joe's is proud to carry many varieties of the 7 Pot Pepper. Also known as Caribbean Fire, this rare, super-hot pepper serves as the standard for some variations of some of the hottest peppers in the world. Hailing from Trinidad, this pepper is named the 7 Pot because it can heat up to SEVEN pots of stew with just one pod! This wrinkly, sun-kissed habanero shape is not to be mistaken, as this pepper is one of the hottest chilies in the world. Its flavors pack a serious heated punch with fruity, nutty tones that make it worthwhile.
The 7 Pot standard has a ton of different strains, and we currently carry the 7 Pot Katie, 7 Pot Brown, 007 Pot Red, and 7 Pot Douglah with more 7 Pot Pepper Seeds coming soon. These cross-strain peppers are not to be messed with, as Scoville Heat Units starts at 800,000 SHUs. To compare this to a jalapeno, the jalapeno has 2,500 SHUs. Burn baby burn.
Many of these strains have several different flavors including chocolate, fruity, sweet, earthy, and of course, a burning heat. A must-try for any chili-head, these peppers are getting increasingly popular. Just don't forget your gloves and goggles when handling these super-hot peppers!
Bhut Jolokia, famously known as the Ghost Pepper
Another variety of super hot peppers we released is called the Bhut Jolokia Peppers, and these peppers are no joke. Each pepper has different heat levels and flavors, and their SHUs start at 600,000. You could grow the traditional red pepper in your garden, but why not add more color and variety?
Just like the 7 Pot Pepper, the Bhut Jolokia Pepper has different strains. We currently carry the Bhut Jolokia Purple and Bhut Jolokia White, with more Bhut Jolokia pepper seeds coming soon. The Bhut Jolokia Purple Pepper provides a sweeter yet hot flavor, while the Bhut Jolokia White is hotter and smokier. Keep in mind that you still will taste a burning heat in all these peppers!
If you are looking for super-hot peppers with pops of colors in your garden or greenhouse, definitely consider these Jolokia peppers.
Sweet Peppers that are flavorful to your dishes
You may be surprised that we don't just carry hot peppers, but we also carry sweet peppers! For those who are not interested in the spicy hot peppers, or who just like a flavorful dish, then look into the new sweet peppers that we just released. Sweet peppers that are live right now are the Melrose, Marconi Purple, Marconi Red, Marconi Gold, White Bell, Corno di Toro Red, and Corno di Toro Yellow. We promise these are just sweet for a reason, ringing in at 0 SHUs. So don't worry about burning your mouth off with these tasty peppers!
These sweet peppers are a pretty close comparison to bell peppers when utilizing them into your dishes. The sweet peppers are very versatile in the kitchen with a ton of culinary options. You can try stir-frying, roasting, stuffing, grilling, frying them, or you can even eat them raw so you can taste its unique flavors.
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