There are almost as many types of peppers as there are people in the world. Well, maybe that’s an exaggeration, but there certainly are a lot of varieties.
When you are thinking about the different types of peppers, first, you can break them into two general pepper types: hot and sweet. Both hot peppers and sweet peppers can be delicious, it will really depend on what you are using them for as to which general type of pepper you will want to use.
Then, within, each of those general types of peppers you have specific pepper varieties. A quick look online will tell you that there are upwards of 50,000 different pepper varieties!
Holy smokes, that is a lot of different types of peppers!!
Peppers are one of the easiest vegetables to grow. Since they are so easy, we usually like to add several types of peppers to our garden each year. That means we get a LOT of peppers. We usually freeze peppers so that we can use them all year round.
With at least 50,000 types of peppers to choose from, it may seem a little overwhelming when you try to decide which peppers would be best to add to your garden. We always try to add a few sweet peppers and a few hot peppers since they are used in different foods.
Most of the types of peppers that we usually plant are pretty common – that way they can be used in multiple ways and multiple dishes over the year.
Here are 5 types of peppers that you should add in to your garden plans.