The Q&A Archives: Identifying Chiles

Question: I need a means of identifying the mature pods of chiles Tepin, Macho, and Pequin. Pictures or good descriptions would be appreciated, along with their heat units.

Answer: For great descriptions, write for a catalog: The Pepper Gal, P. O. Box 23006, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33307-3006. The book "Vegetables" by Roger Phillips & Martyn Rix, published by Random House, ISBN 0-679-75924-X, has terrific color pictures. The heat units are described in the Pepper Gal seed catalog.

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