I love chili peppers and the plants they grow on. I love the variety of the 5 domesticated species and my personal collection is growing all the time.
I buy most of the from Bunnings (I live in Perth, Western Australia) but you can order mature seedlings from Cantstandtheheat and I go to them to save money and get the fancier strains like my choc moruga scorpion.
I am going to share what I learn about chili ranching as I go via the links below :).
Please feel free to send me tips about growing and cooking with them.
Species (copied from Wikipedia)
- Capsicum annuum, which includes many common varieties such as bell peppers, wax, cayenne, jalapeños, chiltepin, and all forms of New Mexico chile.
- Capsicum frutescens, which includes malagueta, tabasco and Thai peppers, piri piri, and Malawian Kambuzi
- Capsicum chinense, which includes the hottest peppers such as the naga, habanero, Datil and Scotch bonnet
- Capsicum pubescens, which includes the South American rocoto peppers
- Capsicum baccatum, which includes the South American aji peppers
- 7 pot primo – from Cantstandtheheat
- bhut jolokia
- choc moruga scorpion – Cantstandtheheat
- trinidad scorpion butch t
- trinidad scorpion cardi
- yellow wax
- zimbabwe bird