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  1. Salsa Recipes Salsas can be made hundreds of different ways. We like to use whatever we have on hand to make salsa, including everything we are growing in our garden – so don't worry if you don't have the exact ingredients for any of our favorite recipes below – make the recipe you're own! Salsa Recipes:Carolina Reaper Salsa Recipe »Trinidad Scorpion Salsa Recipe »Vinegar Pepper Sauce Recipe »Ghost Pepper Salsa Recipe »Orange Salsa Recipe »Tomatillo Salsa Recipe »Hatch Chile Salsa Recipe » ...
  2. Small Pumpkin Shaped Medium Hot Peppers Looking for Small Pumpkin Shaped Medium Hot Peppers? Well check out these varieties below, these orange peppers are great for carving into miniature jack-o-lanterns! The Manzano or Orange Rocoto pepper is pumpkin (or apple) shaped and is a hot pepper that's geat for carving (with gloves!). This unusual cool-weather pepper originates in South America and grows on the Andean mountain slopes. It is among the oldest of domesticated chiles being cultivated for thousands of years. This peppe...
  3. Green Chile Enchiladas Recipe Here's a simple recipe for Green Chile Enchilada Casserole: Ingredients: Green Chile Sauce or Green Chile Stew - or - Green Tomato Salsa / Sauce Optional if available: Fresh roasted, peeled and diced green chile 1 Diced Onion (purple, white or green onions or all three!) Shredded cheddar cheese (or use mozzarella, or omit cheese to make vegan) Black Olives, sliced Filling: Choose from any of the following: black beans, pinto beans, diced zucchini, squash, potatoes, mushrooms, or grou...
  4. Pepper Seeds Pepper Seeds from Around the World Sandia Seed specializes in pepper seeds – we carry chile peppers from around the world! New Mexican Chile Seeds:We are huge fans of New Mexican chile, so we carry a wide variety of Hatch green chile seeds and red chile seeds that have been grown in the Hatch region of New Mexico. Once you've tasted Hatch green chile, it's hard not to want to have it wherever you live – and finding this special chile fresh is difficult outside of New Mexico – mos...
  5. How Deep to Plant Pepper Seeds? If you have bought some of our chile pepper seeds, you may be wondering how deep to plant the pepper seeds – and here's the answer: For Chile Pepper seeds, plant each seed a quarter of an inch deep or less. Place one pepper seed into each shallow hole and cover gently with soil. Keep the seeds evenly moist and warm (80-90˚ F) for best and fastest germination, and remember, pepper seeds are often notoriously slow to germinate – they can take anywhere from 7 to 21 days to sprout. Some...
  6. Carolina Reaper Powder Recipe If you grow Carolina Reapers, you probably aren't going to eat them whole. They're way too hot! While Carolina Reapers can't kill you, using too much can definitely make your head feel like it's burning off! So, since a little bit goes a long way, we think the best way to preserve our Carolina Reaper chile pepper harvest for year-round use is by drying out your chiles and making Carolina Reaper Powder! Here is our Carolina Reaper Powder Recipe – it's easy to make powder fr...
  7. Carolina Reaper Salsa Recipe Sandia Seed's Carolina Reaper Salsa Recipe This is the hottest salsa you can make with the world's hottest pepper, the wicked Carolina Reaper! Of course, if you like to taste your salsa, you can also add less of the reaper to this recipe. We like to add some, then add more after tasting until we get it just right. Remember, it can also get hotter overnight! We like to make a big batch of this salsa and refrigerate it for snacking on anytime with chips or on tacos, but don't worr...
  8. White Peppers Seeds Looking for White Peppers seeds? We carry some wonderful varieties of white pepper seeds, including the following following white peppers: Bhut Jolokia White Pepper SeedsThese super hot white peppers have a cool color and are very unique. This pepper, like all Bhut jolokia peppers, has heat that builds and builds in your mouth. The White Bhut jolokia is also known as White Ghost Pepper and it is very popular for making a white hot sauce. At 1,000,000 Scoville units, these white peppers are H...
  9. Ornamental Pepper Recipes Can you eat your ornamental peppers?Of course you can! They are usually quite hot, so add them with caution, add a little a time and taste-test your recipe until you get to the desired heat. Ornamental peppers are usually quite a bit hotter than your average Jalapeño, so unless you like it wicked hot, add in small doses until it's just right. Here are some of our favorite salsa recipes to use up your ornamental pepper harvest at the end of the season: Ornamental Peppers Salsa Recip...
  10. Harvest Recipes We sure do love harvest season!Here are some of our favorite recipes to use up your harvest: Salsa Recipes:Carolina Reaper Salsa Recipe »Trinidad Scorpion Salsa Recipe »Vinegar Pepper Sauce Recipe »Ghost Pepper Salsa Recipe »Orange Salsa Recipe »Tomatillo Salsa Recipe »Hatch Chile Salsa Recipe » No-Peel Salsa Recipe »Green Tomato Salsa Recipe »Salsa Macha Recipe » Chile Pepper Recipes for Stews, Casseroles & Side Dishes:Green Chile Stew Recipe »Hatch Green Chile Gravy Recip...
  11. Will Ghost Peppers ripen off the Plant? What can you do with peppers that didn't have time to ripen? If I pick peppers when green, will they ripen off the plant? If you have to pick your hot peppers early – including Ghost Peppers or the Yellow Carolina Reapers or Habaneros – due to impending cold weather, don't worry! Often, many peppers do continue to ripen on their own on the counter after being picked. It can take a week or so, but it's possible if the peppers are close enough to ripe when picked. Check them to ma...
  12. Types of Hot Peppers There are a ton of different types of hot peppers! Sandia Seed is all about chile peppers, and we carry over 100 types of peppers from around the world. View our full list of all the types of peppers we carry in one place on our online seed catalog »Technically, all peppers are part of the genus Capsicum, which includes the full range of peppers including super hot peppers like the Carolina Reaper as well as sweet peppers such as the Bell Pepper. We like all chile peppers, both sweet, mild a...
  13. Chili Oil Recipe Here is a simple chili oil recipe that is sure to please your tastebuds! Make this chili oil with any fresh or dried hot peppers of your choosing! Traditional hot peppers like Cayenne and Thai Hot Peppers are great for this recipe, but you can also try habanero peppers, or try super hot peppers like the Carolina Reaper or a Trinidad Moruga Scorpion for a super fiery chili oil! You could also try Hatch Red Chiles in oil for a New Mexican twist. The possibilities are endless. Chili Oil Recipe ...
  14. Wholesale Seeds If you are a plant nursery, garden center, gift shop or local hardware store, we offer Wholesale Seeds for all of our 100+ pepper seeds and our top favorite 44+ tomato seeds including lots of heirloom and organic varieties from around the world. We specialize in New Mexican Chile seeds like the Big Jims, Anaheims and Hatch chile varieties. We also love both super hot pepper seeds as well as sweet pepper seeds and lots of varieties of all the heats in-between. We also have recently added a Get...
  15. Garden Memes Check out our Garden Memes for those who love gardening! Grow your own food and shorten your food chain! A garden is a friend you can visit any time. There is no WiFi in your Garden... but the connections are better! Don’t Give Up! “There are no gardening mistakes, only experiments.” ~ Janet Kilburn Phillips “Never Underestimate the Healing Power of a Quiet Moment in the Garden” "There are no happier folks that plant lovers, and none more generous than those who garden." ~...
  16. Long Hot Peppers Looking for long hot peppers? We have an assortment of spicy long peppers that are a great addition to your pepper and vegetable garden!One of our favorite long hot peppers is the Goat Horn Hot Pepper. It is quite prolific, and has great red color when fully mature. Here are some photos of a loaded down plant. It can be quite pretty in pots too, larger 5+ gallon pots are best. For other long hot peppers, you can also try growing Cayenne Pepper seeds; or Chile de Arbol seeds, with their b...

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