The best varieties of peppers, chillies and chilli at a glance, put together for you. So you can find the right sharpness.
The cultivation of peppers in the home garden has become very common. Hardware stores and garden centers have also adjusted to this and offer many different types. But paprika is not just paprika.
The individual peppers usually differ according to:
- Color (red, orange, yellow, green, violet, white)
- Taste (including spiciness, sweetness, etc.)
- Shape (pointed pepper, spherical shape, etc.).
- Genus: sweet peppers, chilli, hot peppers, hot peppers
tip: All types of pepper have plenty of vitamin C and should therefore not be missing on any menu.
Sweet peppers - These varieties are top
Many types of pepper are often only suitable for growing in a greenhouse (e.g. block peppers). Which is why you have to pay attention to the planned location when choosing a variety.
- Long sweetheart
local paprika from Thuringia, juicy fruits with a sweet taste.
Hungarian bell pepper that ripens early and is perfect for preserving in a glass.
- Indian pepper
small, spicy paprika fruit.
- Ference Tender
red fleshed free range, good yield.
orange pepper, sweet taste.
- Giant sweet peppers
robust variety, the fruits of which are good for grilling.
- Czech goat horn
hot pointed peppers, also thrives in colder regions.
- Purple peppers
sweet taste, large fruiting, only partially suitable for outdoor use.
- early magic
traditional variety with elongated fruiting
- Purple Beauty
dark purple sweet peppers, very juicy and aromatic in taste.
- Red Augsburg
small, robust bell pepper fruit that also tolerates cooler climates.
- Sweet Chocolate
traditional variety with a sweet taste, can be consumed in different stages of ripeness green - brown - red.
- Yolo Wonder
Block peppers that also thrive outdoors.
- California Wonder
Block peppers for greenhouse cultivation.
- Lampion peppers
the red fruits grow in a peculiar, albeit extremely decorative, bell shape.
"Reading tip: This is how paprika gets lots of fruit
Chilli varieties - sharpener in abundance
The chilli, which are actually native to South America, also belong to the paprika genus (nightshade family) and are often touted in the trade as particularly hot fruit vegetables. However, relatively mild varieties are also available on the market.
the most famous variety of chilli, which can also be kept as a container plant.
- White chilli
productive variety, ripening early, mild to medium hot taste.
traditional variety that slowly turns from green to red and can be consumed in both variants.
- Aji dulche Amarillo
a very mild, yellow-fleshed chili variety in taste
very spicy chili pepper, whose origin can be found in Italy, good yield.
very small fruit formation (approx. 10 mm on average), particularly popular for Mexican salads.
- Sweet Cayenne
the fruits, which grow up to 50 cm in length, form the counterpart to peperoncino and are very suitable for direct consumption due to their milder taste.
- Beni Highland
yellow, hot chili pepper with a light lemon taste.
- Yellow kiss of fire
low growing plant that is ideal for keeping pots, pungent taste.
- Ecuadorian Brown
brown-red, extremely spicy fruits, very good crop yield, is also suitable for keeping in the winter garden.
- Habanero Amarillo
pumpkin-like, spicy fruits in different colors, good yield.
- Snake Chili
probably the hottest variety ever.
tip: Chilli fruits can be easily dried and then used as a spice. However, they should be kept dry.
Overview of hot pepper varieties
Peperoni's are also among the types of bell peppers and belong to almost every pizza. They are canned, among other things, filled with sheep's cheese and refine the Italian salad. In addition to mild peppers, spicy flavors are also offered.
- Thai yellow
yellow, aromatic-hot pepper variety, productive plant, thrives very well in the winter garden.
- Georgia White Pepper
White pepper variety, which is also available with red and yellow fruits, very productive plant.
green and red hot peppers, mildly spicy taste, well suited for planting in containers.
- Joe's Long
the variety with the longest red pepperoni fruits (up to 30 cm long), very productive.
- Orange Thai
orange pepperoni fruits, which are also very suitable for drying.
yellow hot peppers that are well suited for outdoors.
"Reading tip: Planting pepperoni yourself - this is how it's done