Coal Drop

Striking black peppers on deep dark purple green foliage makes Coal Drop about the prettiest pepper plant I have ever grown. It is not, however, an ornamental pepper. These little black gems are full of flavor and full of heat. They mature to a deep red when fully ripe and take on a bit of sweetness. I never got around to pickling these.

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Chocolate Habanero Pepper

One of the strongest and best producing plants in the garden this year. Only the Bhut Jalokia plant was larger. Outstanding typical Habanero flavor but much sweeter as most brown colored peppers tend to be. Even if you are not a fan of hot peppers you should grow this one because both plant and fruit are just stunning. You can always give away produce and fans of “heat” will love you.

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Santa Rosa

Hands down, this was the best tasting pepper in my garden. I have always loved the Chervena Chuska Pepper, but I have to say that this Santa Rosa Pepper just might give it a run for its money. It is super flavorful and has a nice aroma. It is quite sweet and is good for both fresh eating and for cooking. If you only try one new thing this year, please give Santa Rosa pepper a try.

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Rat Chili Pepper

This is another one of our Capsicum frutescens peppers. This little thing has the prettiest flowers. The plants are strong growers and required little effort to pump out huge amounts of hot little peppers. Rat Chili would be a great candidate for picking green and making clear pepper sauce that is so popular here in the South.

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Stinger

Stinger was my favorite pepper to grow this year. I say that because they are just plain cool and there isn't really anything else like them. This little pepper made me cry. I don't really like hot peppers, but I always try what I grow. There is something that was really scary biting into a pepper that looks like this and is called Stinger.

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Chervena Chuska Pepper

I am going to go ahead and say this. Chervena Chuska is the best pepper ever. If I could only grow one pepper, Chervena Chuska would be it. Have you seen these new hybrid peppers being marketed both in the grocery store and at other seed companies as “snacking peppers” or “lunch box” peppers? Well they can’t hold a candle to this open pollinated heirloom.

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Bhut Jolokia (Ghost Pepper)

If you enjoy seeing grown men curled up in the fetal position weeping, then this is the pepper for you. I did not try this one. However, when I was seeding the Bhut Jolokias it was all I could do to not eat one. They have the most enticing aroma. Very unusual fruity fragrance fills the room when you start slicing them. The Ghost Pepper, as it is sometimes known, was begging me to try it.

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Traseiro Pepper

These took a while to get there, but once they did I got a bucketful of peppers. Start these a little earlier and you should be fine. Don’t pass this one up. The flesh is sweet, crisp and juicy. If you get any of the membrane or seed it will light you up. This Capsicum baccatum pepper comes to us from Brazil and is not like anything I have grown before.

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Carolina Reaper

Some people will argue that there is something hotter, but this pepper is "The Hottest Pepper In The World". It might be the hottest pepper known to man, but the beautiful aroma is one of the first things you notice about this pepper. Super hot, easy to grow and a decided conversation piece. Easily grown in a pot too.

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Serbian Sweet Pepper

One of my favorites out of the garden this year. This is a sweet pepper that I prefer to pick before it is fully ripe. I really liked the aroma and sweet crispness of the pale yellow fruit over the fully ripened orange. Either way, this is sure to become tops on just about everyone’s heirloom pepper list.

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