Hot pepper king grows hot peppers throughout the year. The harvest season runs from April to December. There are no less than 220,000 stems in our greenhouses, each of which receiving our fullest attention. During the season, our motivated team harvests daily.
The pollination process is carried out by our bumblebees. They are hard working and loyal ‘staff members’ of which we are very careful. This means that the protection of our plants is as biological as possible. For example, we use natural enemies of certain insects in order to prevent plagues. Also, we use fungi as a countermeasure towards other fungi. All this combined creates a natural balance in which plants, bumblebees and humans can thrive.
We produce 19 million peppers on average a year. This means that we could provide all the inhabitants of New Orleans with a weekly pepper for a whole year.
The Cayenne pepper is named after the capital of French-Guiana (Cayenne)
The pungency (spicy heat) of a pepper is measured by the Scoville scale. This scale ranges from zero to 16 million. For example, the hottest pepper in the world (the Carolina Reaper) has an average value of 1.5 million. This pepper is a real badass.
The hot pepper is a ideal condiment for delicious recipes like red pepper soup or a spicy roasted pepper frittata. For these and more recipes, head over to the Vers van de Teler website. This site contains wonderful dishes and some interesting backstories about our colleagues
In order to offer high quality products, we collaborate with several recognized and experienced companies within the horticulture industry.