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Category: Chile Pepper Botany

Not “How Hot Is It?,” but: How Is the Heat?!

One of the things that made me get deeper into “chilli cuisine” is that there is something special to it….

Capsicum: The Truth of Pod Types

Capsicum Pod Types Capsicum annuum L. var. annuum Capsicum chinense Jacqu. Capsicum frutescens L. Capsicum baccatum var. pendulum (Willd.) Eshbaugh…

Capsicum: The Domesticated Species

Botanically, the classification of plants follows the format of genus, species, and – if relevant – variety/subspecies. In the genus…

Chiltepin

… strictly speaking, chiltepin is C. annuum var. glabriusculum; the wild relative of the cultivated C. annuum var. annuum. However,…

Museum Heirlooms and the Superhot Advantage

Heirloom vegetables, those traditional varieties that are the subject of quite some lore and more than a few feelings of…

The Comfort of Jalapeño Flavor and the Craziness of ‘the Market’

I should be happy. Finally, it’s clear that people – US Americans, at least – have come to like not…

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