Hot hot hot!
September 12, 2008 7:06 AM   Subscribe

Spice-loving co-worker leaving for a new job. Where can we buy hot pepper plant seedlings as going-away presents?

My departing colleague claims to have hot sauce for blood, and who am I to deny it? She even has hot pepper tattoos. I happened to have a habernero plant that my girlfriend and I have been tending since spring. Repotted, this will make a nice gift. But a variety of such plants would be, shall I say, cool. Is there an online nursery that sells seedlings or small plants that my other co-workers can purchase for our departing friend?

I live in Bucks County PA, if that makes a difference.
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit to Food & Drink (8 answers total)
check out The Chile Woman; she has plants available (by region and scoville scale) and also has a list of seed vendors.
A chili-head friend orders from her and only has good things to say.
posted by jaimystery at 7:50 AM on September 12, 2008

oops sorry Susan doesn't have online orders - but does take orders by fax.
posted by jaimystery at 7:53 AM on September 12, 2008

If she is moving somewhere cold her pepper seedlings won't live through the winter, so do consider a variety of pepper seeds as an alternative.
posted by jamaro at 8:21 AM on September 12, 2008

I've always wanter to try the Dorset Naga. The tears start at about minute 4.

Dorset Naga site.
posted by cjorgensen at 8:26 AM on September 12, 2008 [1 favorite]

jaimystery, that would be perfect but she only ships in May and June. :-(
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit at 8:30 AM on September 12, 2008

Great vid, cjorgensen. I can't believe that guy ate a whole one of those things -- on camera, no less.
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit at 8:58 AM on September 12, 2008

I love hot peppers, and every nursery I've been to has stocked at least three varieties- this includes the ones at superstores. Maybe save yourself some grief (shipping fragile plants can be a rather trying experience) and get them from a local nursery as well as The Great Chile Book, which includes hundreds of recipes and identification photos for the chile lover.
posted by arnicae at 9:49 AM on September 12, 2008

I love hot peppers, and really have only ever had one thing too hot for my taste (a drop of Da Bomb).

It's not got a great flavor beyond death in a drop. I like heat, but I also like something that tastes decent, like anything from Dave.

I have always wanted to try one of the Desert Nagas.
posted by cjorgensen at 2:47 PM on September 12, 2008

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