The bell pepper is a pod type of the annuum species.
Pepper breeders make controlled crosses between plants in order to combine genes of interest, and with a little practice you too can make your own crosses.
The most commonly smoked is the jalapeno, which is generally considered too fleshy to be dried. Smoked Jalapenos are called chipotles.
The ristra, or chile string, is the oldest and also the most attractive method for drying peppers, and it is still customary in many chile-producing countries.
One of the most commonly asked questions about Capsicum cultivation is, Can I save seed? The answer is yes, but of course there are qualifications to that statement.
Having transplanted your chile pepper plants into an actual garden, it’s time to think about the warmer months ahead.
What grows well with chile peppers in a garden? Jose’s stories of Milpas conjured forth that question into my mind last week.