How Hot IS That Pepper?: Nice Article

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How Hot IS That Pepper?

By cycadjungle
September 18, 2014

How do you know whether pepper is seriously hot or not if you don't know what it is just by looking at it? Here is a tutorial for people who have never seen these peppers and don't know their names. Also a little bit about how they vary in heat.

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Name: Vickie
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Sep 18, 2014 4:41 AM CST
I enjoyed reading this article and it was put together nicely. I love heat in my food, but I can't imagine eating these hot peppers! I didn't know that bumpier means hotter. Thanks for the information. Thumbs up
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Sep 18, 2014 7:55 AM CST
Yes, great info.
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Sep 18, 2014 1:43 PM CST
Good article, Tom! I know jalapenos aren't the super-hots that you favor, but do you know if the "corking" they develop on their skin has any relation to how hot the individual peppers are? The ones I grow seem to have a LOT of variation in the amount of heat, even from the same plant -- from really mild to YIKES! (especially when I'm not expecting it to be that hot... Blinking )
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Sep 18, 2014 8:53 PM CST
yes... nice article... I have dozens of the Carolina Reapers going now... all with masses of peppers...wish I knew someone near by to share them with...I already have more hot sauce than I could ever use... I might try making some pepper spray out of them... they are frightfully hot as you know.. a great producer.. and a strong grower...mine get dried out to the point of wilting... then after a watering they stand tall ... filled out again.. as if nothing had happened...great article on the rough bumpy textures of their skins being a heat guage... although with the reapers... if one was 1/2 as hot as another ... you couldn't tell the difference

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