With so many types of chili peppers out there, how do you choose which ones to grow? Gardening is very addicting (fair warning), which means you’ll probably want to grow more than you think. 😉
And, if you love a particular pepper, such as jalapenos or ghost chillies, you’ll find that you have endless options as far as color, flavor and heat level. (Don’t worry, we have articles on that.)
Starting peppers from seed gives you the most access to different types of chillies. (If you need help finding the seeds that you want, be sure to check out the pepper seed vendor list.)
This page is a collection of articles that focus on specific chile varieties. You’ll also find topics on pepper colors, heat levels, culinary uses, plant growth habits and the hottest peppers in the world.
In case your interested, Growing Jalapenos 101 is our most popular article in the types of chili peppers category.
NOTE: This post is a part of the Growing Peppers page. Be sure to check out that page (also found in the menu) for a complete list of growing peppers articles. These posts cover a range of topics, from starting your seeds indoors to growing your pepper plants in containers.
Nuclear hot chillies come from many different places. Here's a list of some of the hottest peppers in the world where each pepper has a rating of over 1 milliion Scoville Heat Units (SHU) or more.
And for those of you who want a step-by-step, detailed growing guide that explains how to go from pepper seeds to outdoor-ready plants… Make sure to check out the updated and expanded Pepper Seed Starting Guide. I personally use this resource to grow my chillies each season, and I’m always here to answer questions!