PepperScale Showdown

Genus vs Species

Genus Vs. Species: PepperScale Showdown

As they relate to chili peppers, the terms genus and species are used to classify plants according to their characteristics. Whether you are an enthusiastic lover of hot peppers or a curious cook, it is a good idea to have an understanding of the science behind this seasoning. We cover it all in another PepperScale Showdown.

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Cultivar vs. Variety vs. Hybrid

Cultivar Vs. Variety Vs. Hybrid: PepperScale Showdown

A case of mistaken identity…

Terms like cultivar, variety, and hybrid are used often when describing chili pepper plants and are also often used incorrectly much of the time. They are often used interchangeably even though the words have quite different definitions. Keep in mind that within the Capsicum genus, there are five species. Variety, cultivar, and hybrids exist as subgroups within those five species. Below, we will look at how these groups differ in our PepperScale Showdown: Cultivar vs. Variety vs. Hybrid.

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