PepperScale Showdown

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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