The same friendly environment that promotes seedling growth also provides perfect breeding conditions for common greenhouse pests such as aphids, white flies, mealy bugs, and spider mites.
To produce seed that is true to type, individual varieties must be pollinated only by their own pollen.
Mexico is considered a “Megadiverse” country, since it contains 70% of the animal and vegetable species known to man, and it is home to more than 5,000 different endemic plants.
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 African birdseye chile is both wild and domesticated and is also known in English as African devil chile.
The most commonly smoked is the jalapeno, which is generally considered too fleshy to be dried. Smoked Jalapenos are called chipotles.