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Chiles by Heat Scale - 10+ - (very very hot!!)

BHUT JOLKIA
Infamous ghost pepper from India. You've heard the buzz, let your mouth feel the burn. I have a long waiting list for these plants. Order early to secure a spot. Heat: 10, Species: Chinense, Country: India

BHUT JOLIKIA CHOCOLATENew in 2012

BHUT JOLIKIA PEACHNew in 2012

BHUT JOLIKIA YELLOW
The yellow ghost chile ripened earlier and was far more prolific than the red with the same otherworldly heat. Chinense.

HABALOKIA, CHOCOLATE
Large lumpy gnarly chocolate glazed fruits. Perhaps a Bhut Jolikia Chocolate Habanero cross. The fresh chiles were very popular at Farmer's Market last season. Chinense.

NAGA DORSET MORRICH
A slightly smaller but earlier ripening superhot. A load of these in the dehydrator cleared the building. Chinense.

NAGA MORRICH
Another of the hottest of the hot. These serpent chiles from Bangladesh bite back. A mere sliver is enough to make a grown chilewoman sweat. Heat:10, Species: Chinense, Country: Bangladesh

SCORPION TONGUE
A super hot red chinense whose sting will fill you with bright hot pleasure. Heat: 10, Species: Chinense, Country: Trinidad

SEVEN POT
So called because one chile is spicy enough to heat up 7 pots of food. Also called Seven Pod. This supply is extremely limited: Order early, I imagine I wll sell out by February. Chinense, Trinidad, Heat scale: 10

SEVEN POT BARRACKAPORENew in 2012

SEVEN POT JONAHNew in 2012

SEVEN POT ORANGENew in 2012

SCORPION TONGUE, CHOCOLATE
A silky superhot that will melt your bones from the inside out. Extremely limited supply. Order early in February or reserve for 2014. Chinense.

SCORPION TONGUE, YELLOW
The yellow tail on this superhot will sizzle, scorch, tingle and ignite all your senses into a blaze of glory. Extremely limited supply. Order early in February or reserve for 2014. Chinense.

TRINIDAD SCORPION
Watch out for the sly sting of this chile. Your lips will tingle, your mouth will burn, your toes will curl. Heat: 10, Species: Chinense, Country: Trinidad

TRINIDAD SCORPION MORUGANew in 2012

TRINIDAD SCORPION, YELLOW
A superhot with fiery golden venom. Chinense.

Chiles by Heat Scale - 10 - (very hot!!)

AJI CHOMBO
A robust rounded red scorcher from Panama. Heat scale: 10, Species: Chinense, Country: Panama

ARRIBA A SAIA
Luminous white peach habanero. Chinense.

ARRIVIVI GUSANO
A rare chile from Bolivia. The pale white crinkly chiles resemble small caterpillars. Shockingly hot with a citrusy taste. Very addictive. Chinense.

BABA DISSALOU--Not Available This Season
Red bulbous scorcher from Burkina Faso.

BIDO TACANA
A large green to orange-yellow Bolivian chinense combining powerful heat with delicate flavor. Chinense.

BHI JOLIKIA - PULLED DUE TO CROSS POLLINATION ISSUES
I double gloved while seed-saving these. Even that was not enough! This ghost warrier almost slew me. Limited supply. Chinense.

BONDA MAN JACQUES - NOT AVAILABLE THIS SEASON
A blistering chinense from Martinique. Chinense.

CAJAMARCA
Unusual Peruvian habanero type. Elongated fruits start out white, then turn violet and ripen to red. Chinense, Peru, Heat scale: 10

CARMINE
Elongated golden wrinkly habanero from Peru. Chinense.

CHINCHI-UCHU
A shiny red Peruvian habanero. Round bulgy sides with a dimpled bottom. Chinense.

CONCO, RED
Superior in heat, taste, color and sheer beauty. Chinense.

COSTA RICAN
A golden habanero type from Costa Rica. Chinense.

DEVIL'S TONGUE, YELLOW
Of course the devil's tongue is made of fire. Yours will be too when you sample this scorcher. Chinense. Heat scale: 10

FATALI
A triangular, yellow, very hot chile that hails from Africa. Chinense.

FATALI, CHOCOLATE
More elongated than the other colors; these dark chocolate bites carry all the heat of the other colors. Chinense, Africa, Heat scale: 10

FATALI RED
If the yellow doesn't kill you, the red might! Red knobby habanero from Central Africa. Heat: 10, Species: Chinenese, Country: Central African Republic

FATALI WHITENew in 2012

GAMBIA
Thin fleshed aromatic habanero from Africa. Chinense.

GITHEO MIRIS
Like a sip of fine scotch, a taste of this Maldivian chinense will spread a glow throughout your body. Chinense.

GORONG RED
Large elongated habanero type often used to spice up Indonesian sambal. Chinense.

GORONG YELLOW
Long large sunny habanero variety with an electrifying tingle. Chinense.

GRAC DE BODES
A towering chinense from Brazil with an abundance of curvy red chiles. Chinense.

GUADALOUPE
Fruity aroma and heat grace this chinense from the French West Indies. Great gnarly shape. Chinense.

HABANERO
These bright orange peppers are scientifically proven to be just about the hottest in the world. Small plants bear well into October. Chinense.

HABANERO, BIG SUN
The sun's warmth will radiate through your being when you nibble this large golden hottie.

Habanero, CAPPUCINO - NOT AVAILABLE THIS SEASON
For those who like a little extra kick in their java. Chocolate habanero from Italy

HABANERO, CHOCOLATE
A deep rich chocolate brown suffuses this volvanic chinense.

HABANERO, CHOCOLATE LONG
The largest chocolate habanero I have ever grown. Lustrous silky chocolate warmth. Chinense.

HABANERO, LUCIFER
Let the devil tempt you with his yellow white fiery fruits. Heat: 10, Species: Chinense, Country: Italy

HABANERO, MUSTARD
Rough pleated skin gives this hab an unusual appearance but with all the customary sizzle. Spicy condiment, anyone? Chinense.

HABANERO, PEACH Suitable For Container Growing
This was the surprise winner in the potted plant sales last year. The color and shape of the chiles drew crowds both in the greenhouse and at markets. Chinense.

HABANERO, PERUVIAN WHITE
This chinense produces prolific amounts of tiny yellow bullets of fire. Chinense.

HABANERO, PERUVIAN YELLOW
A tiny shiny yellow orange pumpkin glowing with its own inner fire. Chinense.

HABANERO, PURPLE BLUSH
This mighty meaty chile from Peru ripens to a deep purple brown. Chinense.

HABANERO, WHITE
Smaller fruited, ivory habs with majestic heat. Chinense.

HAROLD ST. BARTS
The color and heat of sunshine will warm your winter weary bones in this petite chile from the island of St. Barts. Chinense.

HOTAZEL (Currently not available)
Glistening bright red habanero suffused with the heat of the South African sun. Chinense.

JAMAICAN HOT, CHOCOLATE
Another color to round out the super hot chile collection. Chinense.

LACRIME DI CRISTO
Tears of Christ but surely tears of joy. I've seen this described as a bird pepper but this heavenly chile was all habanero! Chinense.

LANTERNSuitable For Container Growing
The winner of the 2002 chile beauty pageant. A Peruvian chinense with purple veined leaves and stems topped with orange lantern shaped chiles. Chinense.

MUTTON - Not Available This Season
Elongated yellow habanero from Belize. Also called goat pepper. Chinense.

PUTAPARIO
Politeness keeps me from translating this name. A tiny wild red chile that will smack you in the mouth and kick you in the butt. Chacoense.

RED PAPER LANTERN
Huge red habanero glows with an inner light from the stem to the pert pointy bottom. Heat: 10, Species: Chinense, Country: ?

ROYAL GOLD
This Peruvian chinense is a kingly addition to your pepper garden. Chinense.

SCOTCH BONNET, EARLY RED
This chinense shares the same characteristics as the chocolate and yellow, but ripens to a glowing red. Chinense.

SCOTCH BONNET, GRENADA
Don't worry: eat chile! Chinense.

SEVEN POT, CHOCOLATE
Extremely limited supply. Order early in February or reserve for 2013. Chinense.

SEVEN POT, YELLOW
Extremely limited supply. Order early in February or reserve for 2013. Chinense.

SOUTH TEXAS PEQUIN
As development deepens in Texas, wild pequins are losing their habitat. We are reviving them here in the heart of Hoosierdom. Annuum

SURINAM, YELLOW
Also called Madame Jeanette. Dimpled side and pointed tips give this salmon yellow chinense a unique shape. Chinense.

TEXAS WILD PEQUINSuitable For Container Growing
Highly requested. Small red pea shaped peppers with plenty of snap. Heat: 10, Species: Annuum, Country: USA

TOGO Not Availabe this Season
An incendiary red blaze runner from western Africa. Chinense.

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Chiles by Heat Scale - 9


AFRICAN DEVIL Suitable For Container Growing
Small and hotter than you know what. Frutescens.

AFRICAN BIRDSEYENew in 2012

AJI DULCE AMARILLO
Sweet golden candy will melt in your mouth.

AJI LIMO ROJO Suitable for container growing
Intriguingly shaped purple to white to red habanero type chiles with fruity flavor. Small low bush does well in containers. Chinense.

AKABARE (Not Currently Available)
Small green to red habanero from Nepal. Annuum.

AMARILLO CHILTEPINE Suitable For Container Growing
Tiny in size but not in heat. A yellow wild bird pepper. Annuum.

AMAZON
A thin-fleshed jumbo habanero from South America. Chinense.

ATA IJOSI Suitable For Container Growing
This Nigerian bird pepper is from the Jos area and is added to the Yoruba word for chile: ata. Thin fleshed chiles grow erect. Frutescens.

AURORA Suitable For Container Growing
There is always a new chile I grow that makes me step back and say WOW just for the sheer beauty of the plant. This was the winner of the 2000 beauty pageant. Annuum.

BANGLADORE TORPEDO
A firebomb to the gut, we chileheads say blast away! Fructencs.

BENI HIGHLANDS
A whiff of this aromatic bright yellow chinense from Bolivian will transport you to new heights. Heat: 9, Species: chinense, Country: Bolivia

BLACK PEARL Suitable For Container Growing
A stunner. Very deep purple leaves and clustered fruits. Annuum.

BLACK CUBANSuitable For Container Growing
Ornamental with deep purple leaves and small dark purple fruits that ripen to red. Will grow into a tall bush both in a pot and in the garden. Annuum.

BOLIVIAN HABANERO
The delicate aroma of this orange-red squash shaped chile combines with heat for a wonderful taste sensation. Chinense.

BOLIVIAN RAINBOWSuitable For Container Growing
Produces beautiful, tiny, multicolored fruits throughout the growing season. A striking plant. Annuum.

BOONEY
Not to be confused with the Bonney habanero type, this tall plant from Guam is loaded with small red hot points of light. Frutescens.

BVI PUMPKIN - Not Available This Season
Next to chiles, squashes are my passion. What a delight to find them combined in this chile from the British Virgin Islands.

CANDLELIGHT Pot
Small upward pointing red chiles grow in clusters that will create a glow
all their own. Annuum.

CAPEZZOLI DI SCIMMIA Suitable For Container Growing
Monkey nipples. Perky orange globes with spicy scented tips. Chinense. Bolivia. Heat scale: 9

CAYMAN, RED
Rich, red, round and shiny. Resembles a miniature rocoto. Chinense.

CENTENNIALSuitable For Container Growing
Designed by Paul Bosland of New Mexico State University to celebrate its 100th anniversary. This purple ornamental is completely edible. Annuum.

CHACOSuitable For Container Growing
A wild variety collected from the Chaco Forest of Paraguay and Argentina. Also known as AT Hunziker. Tiny peppers on a prolific bush. Chacoense.

CHARAPITA Suitable For Container Growing
Yellow bullets of fire will pierce you to the core. Tiny round yellow chiles. Chinense. Peru Heat scale: 9

CHILTEPESuitable For Container Growing
Also called Texas Pequin. Although small, these wild chiles pack a powerful punch. Annuum.

CHILTEPINE, GROUND COVER
A rare wild chiltepine variety that sprawls over the earth to form a spicy ground cover. Baccatum

CHILTEPIN, HERMOSILLO
Wild bird pepper from Mexico. Red ovals on a beautiful fuzzy stem. Annum.

CLAVO - Not Available This Season
Salmon colored chiles with goofy bulging sides. Don't club anybody with these cudgels. Chinense. Italy. Heat scale: 9. Variety bred by Mario Dadomo (Azienda Agraria Sperimentale Stuard, Parma, Italy).

CUMARI Suitable For Container Growing
I took this out of the catalog years ago, but this Brazlian beauty has had a resurgence in popularity. Bright yellow round chiles smoulder in your mouth and your belly.

DAKAR Not Availabe This Season
Most unusual of the new varieties in 2011. White crinkly lumpy chiles with a marvelous deliciousness. Chinense.

DATILSuitable For Container Growing
This unique pepper comes from St. Augustine, Florida and rivals the habanero on the heat scale. Bright orange color when ripe. Chinense.

DOOMSDAY
I'm not sure where this red South African bird pepper got its dire name, but since I'm a chile optimist, I'll assume a faint hearted chile eater gave it a taste. Frutescens.

FIESTASuitable For Container Growing
An ornamental with a flaming rainbow of green-red-yellow chiles. Annuum.

FIREBIRD Suitable For Container Growing
I crown this the 2008 beauty winner. Multicolored and compact. Annuum.

FIRECRACKERSuitable For Container Growing
Multicolored fiery pequin chiles will dazzle your eyes and your tastebuds. Annuum.

HABANERO, VIETNAM
Large red habanero type from a market in Vietnam. Chinense.

HOA BINH
Small red scorchers collected in Cambodia.

INCA BERRYSuitable For Container Growing
Glowing cream colored fireballs that ripen to red.

JAMAICAN Hot, Orange
Another color in the fiery Jamaican rainbow. Chinense.

JIGSAWSuitable For Container Growing
Stunning ornamental with green-purple-mostly white foliage and bright purple red fruits. Annuum.

MACHO
Mexican pequin. Are you man enough to handle this firecracker? Annuum.

MALAGUETASuitable For Container Growing
A rare Brazilian variety. Small with a wrinkly skin. Hot! Frutescens.

MALAY MINI Suitable For Container Growing
How cute! I loved this as a container plant last year. Tiny red hot fruits. Annuum.

MIGNON Suitable For Container Growing
A wild variety of unknown origin. Low bushes become covered with tiny red pea shaped chiles. One of the most prolific wild chiles I have grown. Baccatum. Heat scale: 9 Variety bred by Mario Dadomo (Azienda Agraria Sperimentale Stuard, Parma, Italy).
MONGOLIAN Suitable For Container Growing
This plant is low and bushy, the red chiles are small and lumpy, but OH
MAMA----what heat and flavor. My 2005 favorite. Chinense.

ORDONOSuitable For Container Growing
A Native American ornamental with purple and multicolored fruits. It is completely edible. Annuum.

PEQUINSuitable For Container Growing
A domesticated version of the chiltepine. Tiny and hot. This is the chile I use for vinegars, oils and vodkas. Annuum.

PERUVIAN PURPLESuitable For Container Growing
An edible ornamental with purple flowers, deep purple foliage and fruit. Eventually turns red, but new crop will start purple. Annuum.

PIMENT BOUC
A small chinense from Haiti. Also called goat pepper. Chinense.

PIMENTA DE CHEIRO
This Brazilian habanero is also known as the scented chile due to its fragrant perfume. Chinense.

PIQUIN, LARGE BLACK (Not Currently Available)
The name sums it up. Prolific black purple fruits on a large bush. Annuum.

PRIK KI NU
This tall plant produces a larger red Thai pepper, 1 ½ inches in length. Annuum.

PUERTO RICAN JELLY BEANSuitable For Container Growing
Don't confuse these jelly beans with their wimpy counterparts. Annuum.

SIMOJOVALNew in 2012

SONORAN CHILTEPINE
A wild bird pepper from Sonora, Mexico. Small red chiles resembles peas only in size and shape, but certainly not in heat. Annuum.

SORE THROAT Suitable For Container Growing
Also known as Little Nubian. Dark purple black to red lozenges coat your
insides with healing warmth. Annuum.

ST. LUCIA
World renown heralds this red habanero from the West Indies. A staple in Caribbean cooking. This chile goes by many appellations: Madame Jeanette, Surinam Red, Bonda Man Jacques and seasoning pepper. No matter what you call it, it is delicious. Chinense.

TABASCOSuitable For Container Growing
Yes, this is the pepper that is the main ingredient in Tabasco sauce. HOT! Frutescens.

TANGERINE BELL - NOT AVAILABLE THIS SEASON
Bell refers to the shape, not to the pepper type of this golden yellow Costa Rican habanero. Chinense.

TEPIN, PURPLE
Also known as purple bird. Small purple colored pea-shaped wild peppers. HOT! Annuum.

TEXAS BLACKSuitable For Container Growing
Texas always seems to represent well in beauty pageants. This beauty is definitely a top 10 in ornamentals. Heat: 9, Species: Annuum, Country: USA

THAISuitable For Container Growing
These tiny pointed chiles give the heat to those delicious Thai curries. Compact bush type is good for container growing. Annuum.
THAI MOUND Suitable For Container Growing
These are my favorite Thai variety for container growing. Small red powerful fruits. Makes an excellent houseplant. Annuum.

THAI, YELLOWSuitable For Container Growing
Extremely thin, knobby chiles great for yellow curry and ristras. Annuum.

TIMPLIN (Not currently available)
Tall bush adorned with red bird peppers. Annuum.

TRIFETTISuitable For Container Growing
Not only does this striking ornamental bear glossy purple-red fruits, but it also features variegated foliage. This has replaced our front flower beds. Annuum.

TYPUMA/TUPUMA
A rare wild bird pepper from Turkey. Small, mighty and highly prolific.

VIETNAMESE BLACK DRAGON
Dragons breathe fire but you will be spouting flames after tasting this shiny chile. Fructens.

VIETMANESE TEAR JERKERSuitable For Container Growing
Gigantic bush with prolific fruits whose heat will make you cry tears of joy. Frutescens.

ZIMBABWE BIRDSuitable For Container Growing
A long season pepper with tiny triangular pods. Very prolific. Frutescens.

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Chiles by Heat Scale - 8

AJI UMBA
Red chile from Suirnam that will fill you with liquid excitement. Also
called Ojemma or Adjumba. Chinense.

ARRIVIVI ORANGE
A small brilliantly shiny orange chile with a heady aroma and taste. Chinense.

AZR
Glistening red voluptuous shapes accentuate this beauty from India.
Chinense.

BLUEBERRYSuitable For Container Growing
I've always said you can grow any color of chile except for blue. Italian chile breeder Mario Dadomo has proven me wrong. The fruits resemble a blueberry in color and size and shape but the taste is all chile. Annuum. Italy. Heat: 8. Variety bred by Mario Dadomo (Azienda Agraria Sperimentale Stuard, Parma, Italy).

BRAZILIAN
These tiny red pimentas are thin skinned and eminently suitable for drying. Frutescens.

CAYENNE, LONG SLIM
Long, wrinkled skinny peppers are good for drying. Annuum.

CHARLESTON HOT
Pale yellow orange cayenne making their debut to popular demand.. Annuum.

CHINCHI UCHU
A shiny red longer Peruvian habanero. Pungent and fruity. Chinense.

CHUPETINONew in 2012

DAMININew in 2012

DATIL, RED
I've been working on this one for years. Blistering heat, succulent flavor and a lovely pointed bottom.

DE ARBOL
Also called the tree chile as this plant can grow up to 3 feet tall with many fruits. The peppers are long and thin. Annuum.

DE ARBOL, PURPLESuitable For Container Growing
These tree chiles are a shining majestic purple-red. Annuum.

DEMRE
A large cayenne from Turkmenistan. Annuum.

ECCO Suitable For Container Growing
Eccola! And here it is: another stunning multicolored ornamental. Annuum. Italy. Heat scale: 8. Variety bred by Mario Dadomo (Azienda Agraria Sperimentale Stuard, Parma, Italy).

ESPLENDOR Suitable For Container Growing
Truly a splendid sight. Gleaming upward pointing multicolored clusters of chiles. Annuum. Italy. Heat scale: 8. Variety bred by Mario Dadomo (Azienda Agraria Sperimentale Stuard, Parma, Italy).

EUREKA Suitable For Container Growing
Mario has found it! This was my 2009 beauty winner. Thin yet voluptuous chiles. Annuum. Italy. Heat scale: 8. Variety bred by Mario Dadomo (Azienda Agraria Sperimentale Stuard, Parma, Italy).

GEKIKARA
A red hot Japanese cayenne. Brilliant crimson when ripe. Annuum.

GHANA, ROUND - Not Available This SeasonSuitable For Container Growing
Clusters of green to red gumdrop shaped peppers from Ghana. Annuum.

GOAT WEED
Thick velvety stalks topped by small shiny black to red erect fruits. Annuum.

HESTER'S CAYENNE
A local hot sauce maker had these red cayennes self seed and sprout up all over her place 2 years in a row. Our first local chile! Annuum, Indiana, USA, Heat scale: 8

ILLUMINADO Suitable For Container Growing
Let there be light! Brilliant multicolored small chiles grow upright. A stunner. Annuum. Italy. Heat scale:  8. Variety bred by Mario Dadomo (Azienda Agraria Sperimentale Stuard, Parma, Italy).

JAMAICAN HOT, RED
Also called the mushroom pepper after its unusual shape. Annuum.

KAENG SE
My favorite food is tofu curry with pumpkin. This Thai cayenne is just the right touch to perfect this dish. Annuum.

LAL MIRCH
A red cayenne from a farmer´s market in India. Annuum.

LINGUA DI FUOCO Suitable For Container Growing
Better known in Italy as a bean, but this pepper will kiss your tongue with fire. Also called Cornetto. Annuum.

MURUPI
This chile originates in Brazil where they are considered to be not very hot. This strain came via Africa and carries the heat of the African countryside with it. Chinense.

NAGA JOLIKA
This pepper received much hype after a NPR story that reported it as the hottest in the World. Hype? You be the judge. Annuum.

NAMBAN, SOUTHERN
This hot cayenne comes from Hokkaido, Japan. Richly red. Annuum.

NEPALESE
A dizzying euphoria will suffuse your being as you savor this small cayenne. Annuum.

OPERA Suitable For Container Growing
This red and purple Italian ornamental will have you singing joyful arias. Annuum. Italy, Heat scale: 8 Variety bred by Mario Dadomo (Azienda Agraria Sperimentale Stuard, Parma, Italy).

OT CHI THIEN
A fiery small upward pointing chile from Vietnam. Frutescens.

OROZCO
A visual knockout. Beautiful dark purple leaves and fruit. Annuum.

PATAGONIASuitable For Container Growing
This was the top seller in the potted ornamentals last season and they weren't even in the purple pots! Small cone-shaped multicolored fruits adorn this Hispanic heirloom from Arizona. Annuum.

PILI PILI
Small erect red chiles with a much deabted history. These "hot hot" peppers hail from Africa. Frutescens.

POLLITO Suitable For Container Growing
Little chicken: this was a big hit as a potted plant at Farmer's Market last season. Compact and bushy with gathered small red chiles. Annuum, Italy. Heat scale: 8 Variety bred by Mario Dadomo (Azienda Agraria Sperimentale Stuard, Parma, Italy).

PONG Suitable For Container Growing
My favorite cayenne for container growing. Superior in color, size, taste,
heat and fruit production. From India. Annuum.

PUTA MADRE
A chile from Chile. I chose to translate this one in a positive way: very appealing. Frutescens.

QUINTISHO
Small round yellow-orange-red pea shaped chiles from Bolivia. Baccatum.

SHATA BALADY
Maybe the Egyptian pharaohs included this cayenne in their afterlife plans. Annuum.

SINFONIA Suitable For Container Growing
Truly a symphony of color. Thin erect riotous multicolored fruits grow in clusters. Annuum, Italy. Heat scale: 8 Variety bred by Mario Dadomo (Azienda Agraria Sperimentale Stuard, Parma, Italy).

ST. HELENA
An oversized pequin from St. Helena Island. Red ruby jewels of fire. Annuum.

TSU MUT
Small yet fleshy bright red erect peppers from China.

TURKISH CAPS
A rival for best shape! Small, red fruits with a bulging middle and pointy tip.

UGANDA
Bright red small cayennes from Africa. Annuum.

UNNAN
Red Asian Cayenne. Great in stirfrys. Annuum.

WILD BRAZIL
Juicy pea-shaped chiles blanket this South American plant with fiery warmth. Baccatum.

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Chiles by Heat Scale - 7

ALEPPO
This Syrian cayenne has been requested year after year and I finally saved
enough seed to offer it this season. Annuum.

AFRICAN FISH
Unusual white striped leaves dominate this heirloom chile with its roots in the African-American community. Annuum.

AJI AMARILLO
Peruvian chile rare to the Midwest. Long orange tapered balloon shaped chiles have a fruity flavor. Baccatum.

AJI PERUVIAN
Small red chile with thin skin and ribbed flesh. Pungent and fruity. Baccatum.

AJI PILANGE
This Brazilian chile resembles a small red tomato but with a fiery sizzle. Baccatum.

AJI RURRENABAQUE
This Bolivian plant towered over the other ajis, filling the air with large habanero-like fruits. Baccatum.

AJI SERRANITO
A seed available only to members of the Chile Institute and now to you. A cross between the Aji Amarillo and Serrano chiles. Baccatum.

ARANCIONE A MAZZETTI
Red erect chiles from the island of Stromboli. Heat scale: 7, Species: annuum, Country: Italy

BIQUINHOSuitable For Container Growing
This was one of my favorites from 2007. Adorable small red chiles give rise to its other name: pouty nipple. Sucking on this chile will certainly make you pucker up. Heat: 7, Species: Chinense, Country: Brazil

BULGARIAN CARROT
Called shipkas in their native Bulgaria, these bright orange chiles are great for pickling. Annuum.

CABAI MERAH
Malaysian cayenne with green to red luminous fruits. Annuum.

CIETE DE CALDONew in 2012

COBAN
These tiny triangle-shaped fruits are from the Guatemalan highlands. Beautiful sprawling bush. Annuum.

DE ARBOL DE BAJA CALIFORNIA
The name is long and so are these bright red thin chiles. Annuum.

DUNDICUTT
This oft requested chile arrives from Pakistan. Round, red and shiny with a perky point on the bottom. Annuum.

DONG XUAN
An aji from China. Red ribbed ballons filled with liquid heat. Baccatum.

FIL FIL
From the oilfields of Arabia to the chile fields of Indiana, this cayenne will burn a path to your garden. Annuum.

FINGERHOT
Deep crimson chile, the size and shape of a finger. Another way to zing someone by giving them the finger. Also called Florida pepper. Annuum.

GUAMPINHA DE VEADO
I wish these deer horn chiles would fend off other deer from the chile field. These small fruits on a large bush ripen earlier than most ajis. Red fruity flavor from the campanha region of southern Brazil. Baccatum.

GUINDILLANew in 2012

HAHONG KU CHUSuitable For Container Growing
A Korean pepper seed sent to me by one of my students who praised the fresh taste. Annuum.

HANOI
A bottom heavy red mama from the Hanoi market in Vietnam. Annuum.

INCA DROPSuitable For Container Growing
Red hot chiles will light an interior bonfire of joy as the delicious heat warms your bones.

INDIAN
Unique plant with tall fuzzy stems, soft velvety leaves and small Thai-like fruits.

MANZANA, YELLOW
This meaty chile turns a yellow orange when ripe and can easily be identified by its black seeds. Also known as peron or canario. Pubescens.

MIRASOLSuitable For Container Growing
"Looking at the sun" These chiles grow toward the sky. Also called chile trompa (elephant´s trunk). Annuum.

NIKKOH
A very thin, twisting Japanese chile. Excellent for drying. Annuum.

PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Small hot chiles from Papua New Guinea. Annuum.

PERMAVELHA
My other 2007 favorite! The chiles were perfect miniatures of butternut squashes. So cute and precious. Heat: 7, Species: ?, Country: Brazil

PICO DE GALLOSuitable For Container Growing
"Rooster´s Beak". This Mexican plant is small and very prolific. A good salsa chile. Annuum.

PICO DE PAJARO
Bird's beak. Small red hot cayenne from Mexico. Annuum.

PIMENT BEC D'OISEA NOIR
Black-purple African-American chile believed to have originated in Haiti. Annuum.

PINCHED NOSE
I imagine this chile was named after the shape. It could also be from the gesture one might make after taking a pungent bite. Chinense.

POINSETTIASuitable For Container Growing
A Christmas chile that can last year round as a houseplant. Red fruits and green foliage make a striking combination. Annuum.

PORTOKOLOVA
A cayenne that starts white and changes into an array of colors for a beautiful cayenne bouquet. Annuum

PORTUGAL
A classic. I've grown this for years and wanted to share it with all cayenne lovers. Annuum.

PUSA JAWALA
A lovely hot chile for adding just the right flavor to Indian curries. Annuum.

ROCOTILLO
This tiny pepper is sometimes called a squash pepper because it looks like a pattypan squash. From Puerto Rico. Chinense.

ROCOTO
Unusual fuzzy stemmed plant with beautiful purple flowers and fuzzy leaves produces a thick rounded red fruit with black seeds. Pubescens.

SANTAKASuitable For Container Growing
A small Japanese chile. Good for stringing and drying. Chiles grow in upright clusters. Annuum.

SERRANO
My favorite chile. Consistently hot. These small chiles are excellent for drying, resisting mildew even in Southern Indiana´s climate. Annuum.

SHA EMA
Cayenne from Bhutan. Annuum.

SIBIRISCHER PAPRIKASuitable For Container Growing
The hottest paprika I have ever grown. Mind numbing and tongue tingling small red clustered fruits. Heat: 7, Species: Annuum, Country: Hungary

SINAHUISA
From a small communal farm in Sonora, Mexico. Similar to a Serrano, but much meatier. Annuum.

SZECHUAN
Thin red chiles from the Szechaun province of southwestern China. Also called heavenly chile or tears from heaven. Annuum.

TAKANOTSUMESuitable For Container Growing
The most popular Japanese chile. Called hawk claw after the curved talon shape. Annuum.

TUTSE VERDE (Not currently available)
Glossy dark green chile from the Zapotec people of Oaxaca, Mexico. Green strawberry.

XIGOLE
I've been wanting to offer this for a long time. Red upright chiles are great for ristras. From Oaxaca, Mexico. Annuum.

YATSAFUSASuitable For Container Growing
One of the most popular chiles in Japan. These chiles are quite small and hot. Annuum.

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Chiles by Heat Scale - 6

AJI COLORADO
This Peruvian variety displays a beautiful rich brown color. Annuum.

AJI DULCE Suitable For Container Growing
At last, a truly mild version of the aji dulce. Resembles a miniature habanero but this Puerto Rican baby lives up to its sweet name. Chinense.

AJI ESCABECHE
I've had lots of requests for this orange Peruvian aji. Wonderful flavor for Peruvian cooking. Baccatum.

AJI HABANERO
Not as hot as the regular habanero but these orange-red fruits will still light up your mouth.

AJI NORTENO
A fat red chile bursting with fruity flavor and fire, from the northern part of Peru.Heat scale 6, Species: Baccatum, Country: Peru

AJI ROJO
Large, long and thick, ripens to red. Baccatum.

BURNING BUSHSuitable for container growing
Immense bush in the field loaded with thin Thai-like fruits. One taste will lead to your own religious epiphany. Annuum. Heat: 6, Species: Annuum, Country: USA

CHEIRO RECIFE
Although I've heard these are mild, the strain I grew produced heat! The perfume of this chile journeyed through my body every time I took a breath while seed-saving. Delightful! Heat: 6, Species: ? , Country: Brazil

CHEYENNESuitable For Container Growing
Bright orange chiles that grow compactly. Medium size, medium heat. Heat: 6, Species: Annuum, Country: USA

COBANERO
Most requested last season. This tall Guatemalan bush sparkles with its load of bright red chiles. Heat: 6, Species: Baccatum, Country: Guatemala

COSTENO AMARILLO
Fuzzy stems adorned with medium sized green to burnished gold chiles.

CRIOLLA SELLA
A small-ribbed Bolivian chile that ripens to a luminous golden shade. Wonderful taste. Baccatum.

EARBOB
This word always makes me think of Scarlett O'Hara tossing her head to show off her mother's earbobs. These petite tear drop shaped ajis don't need to show off, they are beautiful all on their own. Baccatum.

ETHIOPIAN BROWN
A deep rich chocolate aji. Baccatum.

GUILLIN
This Chinese pepper looks like a Cascabel but packs a much bigger punch. Annuum.

HINKLEHATZSuitable For Container Growing
You'll fall in love with this Pennsylvania Dutch heirloom chile. Compact bush with glossy red heart-shaped chiles.

LEMON DROP
This Aji comes to Indiana from Brazil. Golden hues with smaller fruit than the Peruvian variety. Similar to kellu uchu. Baccatum.

MARONE
Larger satiny chesnut brown chile. Annuum. Italy, Heat scale: 6 Variety bred by Mario Dadomo (Azienda Agraria Sperimentale Stuard, Parma, Italy).

MUSHROOM, YELLOW
This has been compared to a mushroom, UFO and pattypan squash in shape, but the medium-hot taste is all chile. Annuum.

OYKHO
Large lush bright red Korean variety. Flourished even in our midwestern drought last summer. Annuum

ONZA ROJA
Beautiful fuzzy leaves and stems bear a resemblence to the Serrano. Annuum.

PERUVIAN
A large sprawling plant which yields long ribbed yellow aji fruits. Delicious. Baccatum.

PERUVIAN POINTERSuitable For Container Growing
This aji grows upright making it a great container plant. Thickly fleshed red fruits. Heat: 6, Species: Baccatum, Country: Peru

RAIN FOREST
An aji that grows low to the ground blanketing the earth with small round fruits in beautiful clusters. Baccatum.

RED GLOBE
Round, red and shiny. I cooked a lot with this Bolivian chinense last year. Chinense.

VIETNAMESE, ORANGE
Tall and loaded with small bell pepper shaped yellow orange blazing fruits that will light up your insides. Annuum.

ZAMBIAN
This tall plant looks like an overloaded tie rack. Flat tapered red chiles dry well.

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Chiles by Heat Scale - 5

AJI CRISTAL
Smooth, rather than ribbed flesh characterizes this medium hot, yellow-red fruity aji. Baccatum.

AJI PANCA
This South American beauty ripens from green to a lustrous bronze.

AJI PINEAPPLE
This sweet citrusy yellow South American chile grows on a more compact bush and ripens slightly earlier. Baccatum.

AMMAZZOSuitable For Container Growing
Small cherry shaped peppers make this Italian beauty resemble a fragrant red bouquet. Heat scale: 5, Species: Annuum, Country: Italy

BERMUDA HOTSuitable For Container Growing
Thick, upward pointing peppers with crunchy flesh and medium heat make this chile a kitchen garden staple. Heat: 5, Species: Annuum, Country: Bermuda

BLANCONew in 2012

BROOME
Blocky dark green shiny medium sized chile that ripens to red. From the northern coast of western Australia. Annuum.

CALORO
Beautiful orange-red peppers with thick walls are a favorite for pickling. Annuum.

COCHITI
This hot chile was grown in the past at the Cochiti Pueblo and was rescued by Native Seeds/SEARCH. It is ready to travel the country to grow in your garden. Annuum.

ELSITA
Very thick brown to red chile from St. Croix, Virgin Islands. Beautiful fuzzy stems and leaves. I cooked with this a lot last season. Annuum.

FRESNO
Medium in size and heat, good for a crowd pleasing salsa. Annuum.

GOLD NUGGETSuitable For Container Growing
Variegated purple white leaves frame these medium hot bright orange chiles. A stunning potted plant. Heat: 5, Species: Annuum, Country: USA

HAWAIIAN SWEET HOT
Gleaming green to red peppers with a unique flavor. Annuum.

HUACHIMONGO
A rare Jalapeno variety. Quantities are limited. Annuum.

JALAPENO
One of the most popular chiles here in America. Small and stubby with medium heat. Annuum.

MONKEY BUTT
Erin, the Chile Girl, crossed the Shishito with the Monk's Hat and christened this unbelievably goofy result. Annuum.

PO CHEONG
Tall plants produce abundant green to red medium heat, thick fruits. Excellent for slicing and pickling. Annuum

RIO GRANDE
A medium hot chile, somewhat like a Jalapeno, except the color begins yellow and gradually changes to orange and then bright red. Annuum.

SEBES
A large medium heat yellow beauty from Czechoslovakia. Annuum.

SERBIAN
Similar goofy shape as Chapeu de Frade but these are hotter and ripen to an orange red. Heat: 5, Species: Baccatum, Country: Serbia

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Chiles by Heat Scale - 4

ALCADE
Nice medium heat red chile from New Mexico. Similar to Chimayo. Annuum.

APPLE
A tingly red paprika chile from Hungary. Annuum.

ARGENTINA
A milder South American Aji. Long tapered, slightly flattened shape. Red when ripe with a fruity flavor. Baccatum.

BIBARIYASuitable For Container Growing
Looks like a giant pouty nipple (see Biquinho). Wonderful shape that tapers to a pert point. White chiles ripen to a ruby red. Annuum. Hungary. Heat scale: 4

BIG JIM
These extremely large green chiles are for those who like a spicier chile relleno. Annuum.

BOSNIAN HOT
Large rare thick triangular yellow to red fruits. Annuum.

CASADOS NATIVE
Medium hot, medium sized chile from Casado Farms in El Guique, NM. Annuum.

CHIMAYO
These ristra chiles have an unusual spiraled and curving shape. My favorite chile based on looks. Annuum.

DEDO DE MOCA
A red Brazilian Aji. Don´t use this ladyfinger while baking. Baccatum.

GODDESS
I crossed the Peter pepper and the Shishito to create a chile honoring the female anatomy. Annuum.

GUAJILLO
A Mexican chile with a lustrous color and licorice taste. Annuum.

HATCH
The most popular New Mexican chile - this is what is shipped by air to most chileheads. Hotter than other types of Anaheims or New Mexicans. Great for spicy rellenos. Annuum.

HUNGARIAN YELLOW WAX
By popular demand, the classic pungent hot bananas are here for you. Annuum.

ISLETA
A ristra chile grown at the Isleta Pueblo in New Mexico. Annuum.

ISLETA, LONG
Large mild relleno chile from the Isleta Pueblo in New Mexico. Annuum.

JEMEZ
From the Jemez Pueblo in New Mexico. Heart shaped and triangular 3 inch fruits. Annuum.

MASUTO
Larger medium heat deep red Japanese chile. Annuum.

NAMBE
Medium heat bright red chile from Nambe Pueblo in New Mexico. Annuum.

PIQUILLO
Mild to medium heat. Excellent all-purpose cooking chile from Spain. Tapas anyone? Annuum.

POLOMBO
Small red bell shape from Uruguay. Heat: 4, Species: Baccatum, Country: Uruguay

PULLA
Nice medium heat chile with the taste of licorice. Ripens to a glossy red-brown. Annuum.

QUATRO MILPAS
Large, mild, fleshy chiles that ripen to a deep brownish red color. Annuum.

SANDIA
A popular chile. Long, hot and a deep crimson color when mature. Annuum.

SANTO DOMINGO
From the Santo Domingo Pueblo in New Mexico. These hot peppers turn a brilliant red and are traditionally made into ristras. Annuum.

SARGA
Did I say I already had a 2007 favorite? These bright orange chiles stood out in both the greenhouse and the field and their crunchy sweet hot bite was a standout in taste. Heat: 4, Species: Annuum, Country: Hungary

VALLERO
Bronzed red color which makes a beautiful mole or chile colorado sauce. My favorite chile for sauces. Annuum.

TONDE PICCOLONew in 2012

ZIA PUBELO
A Native American variety. Medium heat chiles of a burnished deep red shade. Annuum.

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Chiles by Heat Scale - 3

BEAVER DAM
Named for the Wisconsin town where this Hungarian variety put down roots. Crisp mild  orange red peppers both produce and ripen early. Annuum

CASCABEL
When this chile is dried and shaken, the seeds rattle, earning their name. The fruits turn dark reddish brown and have a smoky, nutty taste. Annuum.

CHAPEU DE FRADE
This unusual chile originated in Brazil and is also called the Monk´s Hat after its silly shape. Baccatum.

CHILHUACLE
The elusive and rare mother of all mole chiles is here at last. Black velvet. Annuum.

CHILHUACLE ROJO
Red velvet. Makes a fine mole'. Annuum.

CHINESE
Very large pale green mild to medium chile. Good for company cooking when you don't want to scare anybody away. Annuum.

ECLIPSE
A burnished brown Anaheim/New Mexican chile. Great for mild mole. Annuum.

ESPANOLA
A shiny brilliant red ristra chile of medium heat. Thick flesh is good for roasting and baking chile rellenos. Annuum.

GEORGIA FLAME
Large mild yellow chile will blaze a trail to your stomach. Annuum.

HAIFENG
Large pale yellow medium heat chile from China. Annuum.

HOT BABYNew in 2012

ISLENO MULATO
These glossy, green Poblanos mature to a rich chocolate brown with a smoky licorice flavor when roasted. Annuum.

KU CHU
A curving pointy chile with thin flesh. These chiles give the heat to kimchee. Annuum.

NAVAJO
Mild to medium green to red chile for roasting and stuffing. Annuum.

PASILLA
Little raisin. A shiny, smaller, curved, mildly spicy chile. Part of the "Holy Trinity" of mole chiles, along with Isleno and Poblano. Annuum.

PIMENT MESASuitable For Container Growing
A bright yellow milder Spanish pepper. The best seller in the potted plant division last season. Heat: 3, Species: Annuum, Country: Spain

POBLANO
This heart shaped glossy chile is traditionally used for rellenos and mole sauces. The green stage is called Poblano and the red stage is called Ancho. Although considered a mild chile, I have found Poblanos grown in the Midwest are usually hotter than those grown in the Southwest. Annuum.

TARAHUMARA COLORADO
Mild glossy Poblano type. Annuum.

TLACOLOLERO
My personal favorite of the 2002 trials. An outstanding combination of beauty and flavor. Black, glossy and mild. Annuum.

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Chiles by Heat Scale - 2

ACOMA
Large green medium to mild chile from the pueblo in the sky. Annuum.

ALPHA
Current not available.

ANAHEIM TMR
These mild chiles are large and can be roasted and peeled for rellenos or green chile sauce. Annuum.

CACHUCA
Fleshy red globes bursting with mild aromatic juices. A staple in Cuban dishes. Chinense. Cuba. Heat scale: 2.5

CHERRY
A Georgian Russian variety, shape and color resemble the name. Mild. Annuum.

CHILHUACLE AMARILLO
Yellow velvet is here at last. I grew all three chilhuacles in a large pot so I could step right out the door to gather a few of these for all kinds of cooking, and of course, mole'! Heat: 2, Species: Annuum, Country: Mexico

GOLDEN GREEK
A mild pepperoncini kissed by the Mediterranean sun. A great pickling pepper. Annuum.

IBERIAN CAYENNE
A milder long cayenne type. Great for drying. Annuum.

LAFAYETTE
This mild chile came to me in Indiana all the way from China. It was sent to China from Purdue University in Indiana. It is indeed a small world. Annuum.

LOMBARDI
A huge mild Pepperoncini from Turkey. Heat: 2, Species: Annuum, Country: Turkey

MAREKO FANA
Thin, pale green corkscrew cayennes from Ethiopia. Surprisingly mild. Annuum.

NEW MEX R NAKY
A very mild, but good sized New Mexican type. Excellent for roasting and stuffing. Annuum.

PARADISCOMALAKU
This pepper came from Hungary and is one of their mildly spicy paprika peppers. Wonderful for drying and grinding into powders. Annuum.

PEPPERBELLS
A South African cherry variety with a unique sweetly mild tang. Similar to peppers found in salad bars. Annuum

PEPPERONCINI
By popular demand, I offer this mild, pickling pepper. This goofy shape looks great in a canning jar or in vinegar. Annuum.

PIMENT PIMENTA Suitable For Container Growing
Sweetly mild red triangular Spanish pepper. Another tapas favorite along with Pimenta Padron and Piquillo. Annuum.

TSILE'
From the San Juan Pueblo in New Mexico. These peppers are mild. Annuum.

VOLCANI CENTER
A large elongated mild bell shaped pepper from Israel. Annuum.

WHITE FIRE
Surprisingly, these small white to red bell-shaped fruits aren't very hot but make a crunchy addition to any mildly spicy dish. Annuum.

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Chiles by Heat Scale - 1

BELIZE SWEET HABANERO
From a chile grower in Punta Gorda, this hardy chile can boast of being a hurricane survivor. Chinense.

FUSHIMI
Long green to red mild Japanese pepper with a dimpled and twisting top. Annuum.

MEXIBELL
A bell pepper with just the tiniest tingle. Annuum.

NEGRO
Perhaps politically incorrect, nevertheless named for its rich dark color. This medium sized Mexican chile is considered to be a sweet chile. Annuum.

PEPPERONE
This Italian seed package translated as "peppers for pickling cigarettes." I decided this really meant they were a type of Pepperoncini. But what a great name!

RELLENO
When even an Anaheim is too hot, reach for this very mild large chile for roasting and stuffing. Makes a soothing chile relleno. Annuum.

SHISHITO
This green chile is also called the hip or buttock pepper because of its unusual end shape. Grow next to the Peter pepper and see what happens. Annuum.

TAM JALAPENO
An extremely mild Jalapeno designed for those who like just the tiniest amount of tingle on their palate. Annuum.
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CONQUISTADOR
A New Mexican chile that was bred to have absolutely no heat. Great for chile rellenos and green chile sauces for those who like the roasted flavor without the heat. Annuum.

DATIL, SWEET
The heady fragrance and taste are the same but without any heat. Ripens to a glossy red. Chinense.

VENEZUELAN SWEET HABANERO
The wonderful fruity aroma of a habanero combined with the sweet taste of a bell pepper. A truly heavenly chile. Chinense.

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