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  1. Leap Year Sale – 29% off Jalapeños, Serranos & Cayennes! Happy Leap Year – cheers for an extra day! Jump start your salsa recipes with our Leapfrog Sale! Get 29% off our Leapfrog collection of Jalapeños, Serranos & Cayennes! Use Discount code: LEAPFROG2024 Sale goes through Sunday, March 3, 2024
  2. Discount Seeds Sandia Seed offers lots of Discount Seeds so you can grow more peppers in your garden! Check out our 50% OFF SEEDS:A rotating selection of our seeds that change regularly so check back often for great deals on lots of our varieties. Shown above are our December 2022 deals! Check out our Discount Seeds including our Food Garden Seeds Gift Set, plus 3-Packs with three popular pepper seeds – with a thrifty 15% seed discount. No promo codes or coupon codes needed! We put together t...
  3. Rare Pepper Seeds Sandia Seed carries a lot of rare pepper seeds from around the world, we love spreading the love of chile peppers to gardeners everywhere. In fact, that is why we started this business, Patsy LOVES Hatch chile, as most do, but found that it was hard to find a source of seed packets of Hatch chile varieties. And that is how Sandia Seed was born. Over the past ten years, we have started offering more and more pepper seeds from around the world. It's amazing the variety of flavors, heat, and...
  4. How to Make Red Pepper Flakes How to Make Red Pepper Flakes One of our favorite ways to preserve our peppers is to make red pepper flakes. In this simple recipe, you simply dry or dehydrate your peppers and then grind them in a food processor or coffee grinder to create chile flakes (or chile powder if you grind them fine enough). It's super easy and is perfect for all varieties of pepper such as Aleppo Peppers, Chimayo Chile, Guajillo chile, Paprika peppers, Cayenne peppers, Goat Horn Peppers, Thai Dragon peppers, Pa...
  5. New Pepper Seeds Sandia Seed is proud to expand our Peppers of the World seed collection this year to include several new pepper seeds this year! NEW PEPPERS Grow something new this year! In 2022 we have a lot of new peppers to grow in your garden! We are introducing Hatch Green Mild – Guizeppi as one of the mildest Hatch chile varieties we offer; Alma Paprika, the best paprika for drying; Anaheim Sonora Mild, a delicious and very large pepper; Biquinho Yellow, mild and fruity from Brazil; Cascabe...
  6. Homemade Chili Powder Recipe Homemade Chili Powder Recipe: ½ C Cumin ½ C Clove ½ C Cayenne 1½ C Paprika 1½ C Dried Pasilla 1½ C Dark Chile Powder 1½ C Light Chile Powder ¼ C Oregano ¼ C Garlic Powder 1 Handful Dried Chile de Arbol 1 Handful Dried Guajillo DIRECTIONS: Bring a medium sauce pan up to heat and quick roast your non-powder chiles until fragrant, this brings out the flavors and will enhance the flavor of your Chile powder. Remove from pan and let cool. Once cool, grind Chiles in blender and transfer to a...
  7. 2022 Seed Catalog Check out Sandia Seed's brand new 2022 Seed Catalog that we just designed and got back from the printer! Our 2022 Seed Catalog is packed with seeds for some of your favorites like our Hatch Chile seeds, plus several new peppers of the world, plus organic vegetable seeds and heirloom tomato seeds. Our pepper-packed 2022 Seed Catalog is printed and is now shipping!Check out the 2022 Seed Catalog, it's packed with recipes, growing tips and lots of seeds! Perfect for winter-ti...
  8. 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. Try growing a new type of hot pepper this year! We add new varieties each season, so you can grow peppers of the world in your garden! Looking for mild or super spicy peppers or somewhere in-between?View our List of Peppers by Heat » View our full list of all the types of peppers we carry in one place on our online seed catalog »Technical...
  9. Best Peppers for Pickles & Kimchis Customer Question: “I'm looking for for low-medium Scoville chiles for pickling and kimchis. Good growing season to you & yours.” - Ken from Oregon Here are our top picks for good peppers for pickling and kimchis:Mild/Sweet:Fushimi PepperSweet Hungarian Yellow Wax PepperSweet Banana PepperPaprikaBeaver Dam PepperMedium Heat:PepperonciniHot Hungarian Yellow Wax SeedsTry any of our Jalapeno SeedsHotter Peppers:Santa Fe GrandeCayenne - Las Cruces NuMexGoat Horn PepperThai Hot PepperOf c...
  10. Aleppo Spice Mix Looking for the Aleppo Pepper to grow in your garden? Sandia Seed is thrilled to be adding Aleppo Seeds to our 2024 seed catalog!Aleppo Heirloom PepperThe Aleppo pepper, also known as the Halaby pepper, is commonly used as chile flakes in Mediterranean cuisine. It has a beautiful deep red color, rich fruity undertones and an aromatic flavor. It is popular around the world as an alternative to crushed red pepper flakes and paprika powder. Aleppo peppers have a sweet taste with a nice kick of ...
  11. New Peppers NEW PEPPERS Grow something new this year! In 2022 we have a lot of new peppers to grow in your garden! We are introducing Hatch Green Mild – Guizeppi as one of the mildest Hatch chile varieties we offer; Alma Paprika, the best paprika for drying; Anaheim Sonora Mild, a delicious and very large pepper; Biquinho Yellow, mild and fruity from Brazil; Cascabella, small and tangy these are the peppers that Mezzetta uses; Cayenne Purple, both the pepper and plant are pretty, Corno de Toro Gai...
  12. How Long do Chilli Plants live? How long do chilli pepper plants live? It depends on the growing conditions, variety, it's location, the weather and your zone. Pepper plants can live anywhere from 1.5 - 15+ years depending on which species. In tropical climates without cold winters, peppers can live for many years and grow into what you would call small trees or shrubs. Read more below about the lifespans of the different species of peppers: Here are the five major varieties of peppers and their typical lifespans if ...
  13. Can you overwinter New Mexico Chile plants? We were recently asked: Is it a 100% no for overwintering NM Chile plants? If so why? We've found that New Mexico chile plants don't produce as well after being overwintered – they will survive if kept from frost, but they are not usually anywhere near as productive as fresh started plants the next year. Some pepper plants are more suited to overwintering and can live and produce for many years, but New Mexico chile plants seem to be best in their first year. The super hot Rattl...
  14. Types of Peppers There are many types of peppers to grow in your garden! There are the five major types of peppers: Capsicum annuum: Life span: 1.5-3 years These include a lot of the largest peppers including Bell Peppers, sweet/Italian Peppers, Serrano, Cayenne, Paprika, Hatch Chile Peppers, ornamental peppers like the gorgeous NuMex Twilight pepper, and all of the fast growing Jalapeños. These pepper plants can live between 1.5-3 years. We find that the New Mexican Chile varieties really produce the...
  15. List of Peppers by Heat Here is a list of all of our peppers from around the world based on their heat level, from sweet to super hot!October 2023 Update: The new OFFICIAL hottest pepper in 2023 is Pepper X, which just dehtroned the former champ, the Carolina Reaper. Read more about it »Find the perfect pepper with the just the right amount of heat from this list of over 100 peppers of the world! Click on the peppers below to read about each of them: List of Peppers by Heat Level: PEPPER SCOVILLES Bell C...
  16. Packet Contains 30 Seeds Want to maximize your budget? Or are you planting a big garden such as a community garden?Many of our seed packets contain 30 seeds or more. Check out all of these vegetable seeds that have at least 30 seeds so you can plant a large garden and grow a lot of food: Discounted Seed 3-Packs Get the most seeds for your buck with discounted seed packets including three of our most popular varieties. Our Jalapeno M, Poblano and Serrano Tampiqueño 3-pack, each with 30 seeds per packet, with a total ...