Chile Peppers: Adding Heat to Your Garden

From the cool and mild bell to the scorching-hot habanero, there's a pepper for every palate.

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Chiltepin Chile Pepper Plant
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Often called "the mother of all chiles," the chiltepin is a wild chile that grows in the Southwest and Mexico. Plant breeders capitalize on the chiltepin's genetic makeup to develop disease resistance and plant hardiness in new chile pepper varieties. Today, there are hundreds for gardeners to choose from.

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