Chile Peppers: Hot Tips and Tasty Picks for Gardeners and Gourmets

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Some of the foremost horticulture and food experts in America have joined forces to produce the first chile pepper book specifically for gardeners. This indispensable guide teaches the history of the chile, the science behind their heat, why people keep coming back for more, and the remedies used to cure the diseases and pests afflicting chile pepper plants. Amateur and experienced gardeners alike will learn to grow many different varieties, indoors and out, and will be able to cook up a fiery feast using their ...
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Overview

Some of the foremost horticulture and food experts in America have joined forces to produce the first chile pepper book specifically for gardeners. This indispensable guide teaches the history of the chile, the science behind their heat, why people keep coming back for more, and the remedies used to cure the diseases and pests afflicting chile pepper plants. Amateur and experienced gardeners alike will learn to grow many different varieties, indoors and out, and will be able to cook up a fiery feast using their homegrown chiles. The beautiful color photographs make species identification easy, and the list of seed retailers is a handy reference for every gardener. Beth Hanson was managing editor of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden's 21st Century Gardening series and a contributor to The Brooklyn Botanic Garden Gardener's Desk Reference. She lives in Tarrytown, New York.
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Table of Contents

Introduction: Of People and Peppers 4
The History of the Chile Pepper 7
What Makes Chile Peppers Hot? 17
Growing Chile Peppers 22
Growing Chile Peppers Indoors 38
Disorders, Pests, and Diseases of Chiles 41
Preserving Chiles 56
Encyclopedia of Chiles 68
Seed Sources 98
Resources 101
Contributors 104
USDA Hardiness Zone Map 106
Index 107
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