8 Best Peppers to Grow in Your Veggie Garden

Many vegetable gardens grow peppers, which add flavor and heat to your dishes. Here are eight top peppers to grow:  

Bell peppers are green, red, yellow, orange, and purple. They taste sweet and crisp and are great for salads, stuffing, grilling, and roasting.  

1. Bell Peppers

Jalapeño peppers, medium-sized chili peppers, with a distinct flavor and moderate heat level. Salsas, nachos, poppers, and other Mexican recipes employ them.  

2. Jalapeño Peppers

Medium-to-hot cayenne peppers are long and thin. Drying and grinding them into cayenne pepper powder is used in seasonings, sauces, and marinades.  

3. Cayenne Peppers

New Mexico chiles, or Anaheim peppers, are mild to medium heat chili peppers with a sweet taste. They cook well, stuff, grill, and add to salsas and sauces.  

4. Anaheim Peppers

Poblano peppers are huge, heart-shaped chili peppers with mild to medium heat and rich flavor. Mexican cuisine uses them in chiles rellenos and mole sauces.  

5. Poblano Peppers 

Hotter than jalapeños, serrano peppers are little, thin chili peppers with a scorching heat intensity. They're used fresh in salsas, sauces, and spicy recipes or pickled for storage.  

6. Serrano Peppers

Heat and fruitiness characterize habanero peppers, little lantern-shaped chili peppers. Sauces, salsas, and spicy foods employ these hottest peppers sparingly.  

7. Habanero Peppers

Banana-shaped, mild chili peppers with a sweet, acidic flavor are called sweet banana peppers. Perfect for pickling, stuffing, salads, sandwiches, and grilling.  

8. Sweet Banana Peppers

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