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The Field Guide to Peppers

By Dave DeWitt and Janie Lamson

This fiery book is an information-packed identification guide to 400 pepper varieties, including popular varieties like ancho, cayenne, jalapeno, pasilla, pepperoncini, serrano, and more. Each plant profile features all the details a chilehead needs to know: cultivar name, origin, pod size and color, plant height, days to harvest, and heat level, alongside a photograph of the pepper. The Field Guide to Peppers also contains an extensive resource section with tips on where to buy the best varieties.

About the authors

Dave DeWitt

Dave DeWitt has written more than 30 books on peppers. Chair of the board of the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, Dave is an adjunct associate professor at New Mexico State University. His media company, Sunbelt Shows, Inc., produces the annual National Fiery Foods & Barbecue Show.

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Janie Lamson

Janie Lamson is the owner of Cross Country Nurseries in New Jersey and of the website ChilePlants.com. She’s grown more than 500 varieties of pepper plants.

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