In this fiery guide, Dave DeWitt and Janie Lamson help you identify hundreds of the most popular chile pepper varieties. The 400 profiles include all the major types of peppers and are packed with information on culinary use, interesting facts, and chile nomenclature. Photos of each variety make for easy identification. Includes popular varieties such as ancho, bell, jalapefio, and New Mexican. Each entry gives the cultivar name, origin, pod size and color, plant height, days to harvest, and heat level.
Dave DeWitt has written or coauthored more than thirty books on peppers and has edited two magazines on the subject. Chair of the board of the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, DeWitt is an adjunct associate professor at New Mexico State University. His media company, Sunbelt Shows, Inc., produces the annual National Fiery Foods & Barbecue Show. Janie Lamson is the owner of Cross Country Nurseries in New Jersey and has been growing peppers since 1993. Her website, ChilePlants.com, offers 500 varieties of peppers, shipping live plants and fresh chiles throughout the United States. Janie's many years of experience growing peppers along with her enjoyment of photography has provided her with much insight into the world of peppers.