I am now selling fresh hot peppers by mail order as well as selling them locally here in Lakeland Florida. I do not use pesticides on any of my pepper plants. I am able to sell fresh peppers all year round because I bring the majority of the pepper plants into the greenhouses when the temperatures go down low enough to slow pepper production, and of course when we are expecting freezing temperatures. The average size of the peppers, and the amounts of peppers being produced goes down in the middle of the winter, but by mid May, the peppers are in full swing again.
After studying how other people are selling their peppers to the general public, I have decided to sell them in the small flat rate boxes that are provided by the postal service. According to the box, the dimensions, in inches are 5.375 x 8.625 x 1.625. I am selling a mixture of peppers in each box that can be whatever is producing the best peppers at that time, or when production is high, I should be able to sell boxes that are full of just one particular pepper that you request. Most of the year I should be able to fill the box with a mixture of your choosing. At this time I want to give my customers the best personal service I can. I am personally taking care of all the plants, hand pollinating the flowers each day, picking, and boxing all your peppers myself. Instead of having an impersonal cart on the website, you can e-mail me with your exact request and I will get back to you with what I can do for you at that time. For now, I am not charging extra for the most popular peppers, but am selling full small flat rate boxes for $29 each, which includes postage and handling, no matter what peppers are requested. This price is lower than my closest competitor here in Florida. The peppers are directly placed in the box without any other materials, like bags or baggies, that will use up room that can be filled with more peppers. The number of peppers in each box varies on which peppers are requested and how they all fit in the box, but most boxes would have at least 30 to 35 peppers in them, and most times, more like 40+ peppers. In the winter I have put as many as 74 peppers in a box. The number may vary, but the volume is roughly the same. I take checks and for internet and credit card payments, I use Paypal. Paypal payments are sent to email@example.com but only after I have confirmed your order. I can not send fresh peppers outside the U.S. and do not sell these seriously hot peppers to anyone under 18 years of age. I sell them with the understanding that you realize how hot these truly are, and you will act responsibly in every way with your peppers. I am not responsible for anything that happens with these peppers once they leave the nursery.
As of July 2014 I am producing peppers on Carolina Reapers, Improved Reapers 1, Moruga Scorpion, both red and yellow Trinidad Butch T. Scorpion, red and yellow 7 pod Brain Strain (my favorites), yellow and red Fatalii, yellow 7 pod, 7 pod Douglah, Bhut Jolokia, Naga Morich, 7 pod Primo, Peach Bhut Jolokia, Jay's Peach Ghost Scorpion, Chocolate Habanero, and Chocolate Bhut Jolokia. In case you are not familiar with the peppers I produce, as I am able, I will try to take pictures of all the peppers I am producing and have a description of each of them below. If you have any questions that I can help you with, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or at email@example.com
|Bhut Jolokia, from India, commonly called "The Ghost Pepper", was named the world's hottest pepper around 2008, coming in at over 1,000,000 Scoville Heat Units (SHUs). It has an excellent, rich, red pepper flavor. This is still my favorite for taste|
|Naga Morich is known as the "ghost pepper" from Bangladesh. It is about half the length as the Bhut Jolokia. Some people say these are hotter than the Bhut Jolokia, but I have not noticed a lot of difference in heat. The taste is not as strong as the Bhut Jolokias, so some people prefer this one because it doesn't hide the taste of the food as much.|
|Moruga Scorpion peppers, as of 2012, have the highest recorded heat rating in the world at 2,009,231 SHUs. Even when these peppers had not recieved this rating, experts who know their peppers had commented that the Morugas were consistantly hotter than the Butch T Scorpions. The taste, to me, is a lot like Habaneros, but obviously MUCH hotter. These have always been my favorite Scorpion pepper.|
|Trinidad Butch T. Scorpion peppers are named after the man who originally produced the seeds. In 2011, this pepper was named the new official world's record holder for the hottest pepper. It tastes a lot like a Habanero to me, but much hotter. To me, the heat doesn't last as long as the Moruga Scorpion. Even though I don't have a picture yet, you can be sure that these are the real thing.|
|7 Pod Douglahs (chocolate 7 pod) are a very interesting pepper for both flavor and heat. The fresh peppers have a smokey, nutty taste at first, and then the heat kicks in. They have been rated at 1,853,936 SHUs, which is under what the Moruga Scorpions have been rated at, but I think they are hotter than the Morugas and have the possibility to be the next world record holder some day.|
|Fataliis may not totally be in the seriously hot pepper category, but I had to include these, because they ARE as hot as a Habanero, but are known for having the best, yellow, citrus taste, than any other hot pepper. The peppers are great for making a sauce with pineapples and lemons, and the pepper powder is great on fish.|