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Entering Class of 2012 - Peppers on the Rise

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We started seeds in late January with continued planting throughout the spring; wanted to ensure peppers as early in the season as possible. Germination was under grow lights, then we moved everybody to our greenhouse.

Later in the spring, we ordered pepper plants to augment the seedlings already planted. We wanted a range of peppers to have variety for the market and for our customers. Most of the peppers are of the super-hot type, but a few are tamer, simply hot or mild. A little something for everyone. Peppers in this year's class include those listed below along with their scientific name, heat, country/state of origin, and Scoville Heat Unit (SHU) score.

Redwood City Seed Co.

  • Zimbabwe Bird (Capsicum frutescens), very hot, Africa (175,000 SHU)
  • Tepin (Capsicum annuum), very hot, Mexico and Central America (150,000 SHU)
  • Chimayo (Capsicum annuum), medium hot, New Mexico (5000 SHU)
  • Bhut Jolokia Craig’s (Capsicum chinense/C.frutescens), extremely hot, India (1,001,304 SHU)
  • Jalapeno Craig’s Grande (Capsicum annuum), hot, California (8000 SHU)
  • Pasilla (Capsicum annuum) mild, Mexico (1500 SHU)

Nobska Farms

  • Nobska Jolokia (Capsicum chinense/C.frutescens), extremely hot, Woods Hole cultivar of the Bhut Jolokia, India (former world record holder at 1,001,304 SHU)
  • Nobska Scorpion (Capsicum chinense), extremely hot, Woods Hole cultivar of the Trinidad Scorpion, Trinidad (900,000 SHU)

Kearley Seeds and Pepper Co.

  • Trinidad Moruga Scorpion (Capsicum chinense), currently the world’s hottest pepper, Trinidad (peak heat at 2,009,231 SHU)

Cross Country Nurseries

  • 7 Pot (Capsicum Chinense), extremely hot, Trinidad (900,000 SHU)
  • 7 Pot Yellow (Capsicum Chinense), extremely hot, Trinidad (900,000 SHU)
  • Assam (Capsicum annuum), very hot, India (120,000)
  • Bhut Jolokia Yellow (Capsicum chinense/C.frutescens), extremely hot, India (1,000,000 SHU)
  • Charleston Hot (Capsicum annuum), very hot, South Carolina (90,000 SHU)
  • Devil's Tongue (Capsicum chinense), extremely hot, Pennsylvania (325,000 SHU)
  • Fatalii (Capsicum chinense), extremely hot, Central African Republic (300,000 SHU)
  • Habanero Red Savina™ (Capsicum chinense), extremely hot, California (580,000 SHU)
  • Naga Morich (Capsicum chinense), extremely hot, Bangladesh (1,000,000 SHU)


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