By By Dean Fosdick, Associated Press Curiosity also drives purchases, said Dave DeWitt, an adjunct associate professor at New Mexico State University and co-author of “The Field Guide to Peppers” (Timber Press, 2015).
Super-hot varieties, in fact, have become the most popular of the 500 different sweet and hot pepper plants sold by Janie Lamson, owner of Cross Country Nurseries in Rosemount, N.J., and co-author with DeWitt of “The Field Guide to Peppers.”
Houston’s mild climate allows us to grow early-season varieties, and some plants will abort their buds once summer’s high heat sets in.
There are plenty of gardeners here, though, who would tell you that their pepper plants never stop producing, only that the size and heat of the peppers change.
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