2022 Pepper Crop

2021 was a pretty good year for growing chile peppers in Wisconsin. As always, some varieties produced better than others but overall a successful growing season. Now the operation is put away for the winter. In 2021 I tried a few new methods for growing my crop to make my "Urban Farm" more manageable and productive. Had a few glitches but overall successful enough to continue the same operation for 2022.

I want to take this time to thank all the customers who purchased peppers from Doorstep Peppers whether online or at local markets in 2021. Your interest, feedback and purchases help me decide what varieties of chile peppers to grow in coming years. 

I'd especially like to thank my good friend Mike Timm for once again providing me with the absolutely most amazing plant stock to work with. I am very anxious to grow some of his crosses as well as most of your favorite varieties, and have them available at markets this summer and fall at local markets and for online sales.

August 18, 2022    Many of my plants have a ploethra of green peppers on them and several are beginning to turn color. I have picked a few Red Jamacian peppers and anticipate harvesting more. The Teja Habanero, Hallows Eve, Blue Fawn cross as well as the Lemondrop peppers will be aavailable at this weekends markets. Mind you that there aren't that many of any variety so when they are sold out, you'll need to wait until the next market you see me at to purchase more.
The "Chocolate" varieties are not doing well this year. Not exactly certain why but don''t expect to see any of these varietie at markets this year or available for sale. Stay tuned later iin the season for any updates.

Please see the list below for the chile pepper varieties I am growing.

(Aji Limon) Citrus like lemon flavor.
50,000-70,000 SHU

Fatalii, Yellow

Fruity, citrus flavor with a somewhat searing heat compared to a Habanero.
300,000-500,000 SHU

"Jamaican Red" Hot
Fruity flavor, great for hot sauce or cooking.
200,000-350,000 SHU

"Yellow Jamaican" HOT
Fruity and very similar to the habanero.
200,000-350,000 SHU

Habanero, Chocolate
100,000 to325,000 SHU

Habanero "Caribbean Red Hot"

Citrusy, somewhat smoky flavor with heat greater than Habanero.
300,000-500,000 SHU

Lemon Ghostly Habanero
800,000 to 1,000,000 SHU

Bhut Jolokia (Ghost) "Red"
A somewhat sweet chile flavor, then the heat shows up about 20 seconds later.
850,000 to 1,000,000 SHU

B.B.M. aka "Big Black Mama"
Another creation from the ledgendary Troy Primeaux. It's a cross between a Naga Morich pepper and a 7 Pot Douglah pepper. "This isn't one of the best tasting peppers mainly because you won't have any taste buds left after eating this monster" 

*( pepperhead.com)
1,100,000 + SHU

R. K. 7 Pot Peach x. Reaper
This pepper is a cross that was done by Randy Keaton from Keatly Farms. It has a delicious peach and citrus flavor and delivers plenty of heat.

1,200,000 + SHU

A flavor similar to most of the other red superhot peppers.A floral, somewhat
fruity flavor but brutally hot.

1,300,000 + SHU

Trinidad Moruga Scorpion
It has a fruit-like flavor, then the intense heat builds and builds.

1,200,000 to 2,009,000 SHU

Carolina Reaper
The scorching heat often hides the very sweet and fruity flavor.
1,500,000 to 2,200,000 SHU

Chocolate Primotali
Cross between the 7pot and Fatalii
1,500,000 to 2,500,000 SHU

**Additional pepper varieties and crosses**

Yellow Fever

Purple Peach

Tangerine Trinidad Scorpion

Teja Habanero

Aji Limon Reaper/M.  Timm cross

Blue Fawn Douglah Scorpion/M. Timm cross

Hallows Eve

BRM x. Yaki Blue

CPR x. C3PO Chocolate/M. Timm cross

Caramelicious/M. Timm cross

Ridiculous/M. Timm cross

Kraken Scorpion

Comparable to Habanero heat


Comparable to Habanero heat

Major Pain 

Super Hot!

Purple Pain/M. Timm cross

Super hot!

Please inquire with any questions about the 2022 pepper crop and varieties you may be interested in me growing to: