The Best Place to Grow Chili Peppers Might Actually Be In a City!

The Best Place to Grow Chili Peppers Might Actually Be In a City!

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Kelli Foster
Sep 16, 2014

Turns out the best place to grow hot chili peppers might not be a farm, but a city.

One of the key elements in creating "heat" in chili peppers is well, more heat. Hot peppers require consistent and sustained warm temperatures to produce capsaicin, the chemical that gives them their "heat."

This makes large cities — in particular New York City, which is consistently warmer than its surrounding suburbs — an ideal growing location.

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