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Debunking Hot Peppers Myths


August 5, 2020

Enjoy the spicy heat hot pep­pers add to your meals without concern for the many myths surrounding these garden veg­etables. Here are a few you may have heard but are not true.

Growing both hot and sweet peppers in the garden will not add spicy heat to the sweet vari­eties. Peppers are normally self-pollinated. If an insect happens to move the pollen from a hot to sweet pepper, it will not affect the flavor or heat of this year’s harvest. If you save the seeds from a cross-pollinated pepper for next year’s garden there is no guarantee on the results. The offspring from this cross may...

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