Opuntia prickly pear cactus Print

 

Opuntia, also known as nopales or paddle cactus (see below), is a genus in the cactus family, Cactaceae.


Currently, only prickly pears are included in this genus of about 200 species distributed throughout most of the Americas. Chollas are now separated into the genus Cylindropuntia, which some still consider asubgenus of Opuntia. Austrocylindropuntia,

 
Aji Cachucha pepper Print

 

Aji Cachucha is a small mild pepper used in many traditional Caribbean dishes. It is also sometimes known (especially in Puerto Rico) as an Ajicito.

The pods ripen from a light pale green to a yellow/orange. The pepper may be confused with the similar looking Scotch Bonnet and habanero chili but is not as hot.

 

 
Habanero hot pepper Print
The habanero chili is one of the more intensely piquant species of chili peppers of the Capsicum genus. When used in English, it is sometimes spelled (and pronounced) habañero—the diacritical mark being added as a hyperforeignism. Unripe habaneros are green, and they color as they mature.
 
Peter pepper, penis pepper Print

The Peter Pepper, Capsicum annuum var. annuum, "Peter pepper" (sometimes referred to as the Penis Pepper) is an heirloom Chili pepper that is best known for its unusual shape. It is a type of Capsicum annuum, though it is not officially recognized as a cultivar of the species. It occurs in red and yellow varieties. The pepper is considered very rare, and its origin is unknown.

The pepper is most commonly grown in Eastern Texas and Louisiana, although it is grown in Mexico, as well. It was first popularized in the United States by Frank X.

 
Cayenne Pepper Print

 

The cayenne pepper—also known as the Guinea spice, cow-horn pepper, aleva, bird pepper, or, especially in its powdered form, red pepper—is a red, hot chili pepper used to flavor dishes and for medicinal purposes. Named for the city of Cayenne in French Guiana, it is a cultivar of Capsicum annuum related to bell peppers, jalapeños, and others. The Capsicum genus is in the nightshade family (Solanaceae).

The fruits are generally dried and ground, or pulped and baked into cakes,
 
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