Hattie’s Peppers

Peppers are shown on this page in three categories: hot, bell and sweet.

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Hot Peppers

Hot peppers are gastronomically indispensable and they come in all shapes, sizes and colors. But how hot is each type? Actual pepper heat is described by the convention known as Scoville units. The Scoville scale is a measurement of capcaisin concentration. Here’s an easy-to-read chart with some of the most common peppers and where they fall of the Scoville scale. Peppers we grow have been listed below by heat from “warm” to very hot.

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Sweet Bell Peppers

The best known sweet peppers are the bell peppers, so-named for their rather bell-like shape. They have a mild, sweet flavor and crisp, exceedingly juicy flesh. Below are the three varieties we have available this year.

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Other Sweet Peppers

Not all sweet peppers are bell peppers. They come in all shapes and flavors which include Italian frying/roasting peppers, small sweet juicy thick-walled salad peppers and a few others.