10 Best Peppers to Grow in Your Veggie Garden

Choose anaheim, cayenne, and Thai peppers for your veggie garden with this ultimate pepper plant list. And where to buy them!  

Add habaneros to spice up your food. This little, wrinkled orange pepper is spicy and sweet, best when used fresh in salsas or salads. Cooking reduces heat, so        

Habanero

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Its gorgeous scarlet fruit would make this annual stand out even if it didn't reach to 20 inches. It thrives in pots or beds and performs well in summer and fall.          

Anaheim

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This pepper is perfect for spicy Asian restaurant noodle meals. These spicy Thai peppers are named after their origin. Slender, 1/2- to 1-inch peppers ripen green to bright red.            

Thai

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Fruity fireballs shaped like hats or bonnets are shorter and stouter than habaneros. The plants develop slowly. To have mature               

Scotch Bonnet

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Include some of these easy-to-grow plants in your garden. For northern growers, jalapeños mature quickly (75 days), making them a good choice among spicy pepper cultivars.                

Jalapeño

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Tabasco peppers from small Avery Island in southern Louisiana, 140 miles west of New Orleans, make the famous smoky, vinegary hot sauce. Tabasco peppers need 80–100                  

Tabasco

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Pickle peppers or create giardiniera? Leave space for these Italian favorites in your garden. Plants yield many 5- to 6-inch light green peppers.                    

Pepperoncini

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Your spice rack definitely has dried cayenne, even if you've never seen these long, narrow, curled peppers. When these green peppers turn bright red, they're ready to harvest.                      

Cayenne

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In Mexico, these huge, dark green, slightly sweet peppers are called poblano when fresh and ancho when dried. They turn practically black when ripe. The bushy, easy-to-grow plants produce heavily and have mild heat.                        

Poblano

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A more flavorful, less spicy bell pepper alternative? Try Cubanelles. Pepper plants generate colorful, unique-shaped peppers.                          

Cubanelle

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