The environments where the pepper originated are located in the Americas and today we find it in every part of the world! In all shapes, colors and different species. Following our advice you can grow the variety of chili you like. Remember to sow between February and March, when the weather improves, it starts to get warmer and the night is not so cold as to freeze the plants. When summer begins it’s time to start harvesting, even if each variety is different and therefore the harvest times may vary, you have to pay attention to this particular because there are peppers that reach ripeness up to 80 days from sowing!
We advise you to use the peppers immediately. If you want to use them later, there are different preservation methods.
Equip yourself with the equipment for the collection of chillies, a pair of scissors for the collection and gloves (we recommend to put them in case you have to deal with extremely spicy varieties such as: Habanero, Trinidad, Scorpion, and others). If the peppers are completely ripe, we must cut them from the stem and leave on the head of the fruit 1 cm from the branch of the plant. This way the chilli will keep better.
The collection of chillies cannot be considered complete if we do not wash the fruits. After that, we have to decide what to do: do we want to eat the peppers immediately? Then you have to put them in the refrigerator. In case they are many or it is the end of the season, you have to keep them in another way: drying, in oil or using them as main ingredients of our spicy sauces!
If you don’t know how to make hot sauce, take a look at the following guide: how to make hot sauce?
There is much to say about drying methods, so we suggest you click on the following link: how to dry the chili?
If you are people who have no limits, especially in the kitchen, then you can start using your chili peppers creatively and with the necessary precautions! extremely hot chillies are equipped with high levels of capsaicin, we suggest you to use protective tools such as a mask, rubber gloves (not latex because too thin) and glasses.