The Other Chile Peppers

Enjoy rare chile peppers and exotic flavors with or without the heat.



Tabasco
Growing tips: Particularly good for container growing. Pods begin ripening 80 to 120 days after transplanting. Plants set 100 or more pods.
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Pepper Pod
A Bolivian Red pepper pod.
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Baccatums
Growing tips: Pods begin ripening 120 days after transplanting. Plants set 40 or more pods.
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Rocotos
Growing tips: Slow to germinate? Allow up to seven weeks. Pods begin ripening. 120 to 140 days after transplanting. Plants are more cold-hardy than other species.
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Chinese Peppers
Growing tips: Seeds are slow to germinate. Plants do best in high humidity. Pods begin ripening 80 to 120 days after transplanting. Plants can set up to 50 pods.
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Chile Pepper
Because of their fruitiness, C. chinense peppers are often used in fresh salsas and in hot sauces based on carrots, onions and tropical fruits such as mangoes.
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