Below is a brief set of writing guidelines for our pepper pages. Please read through the below, as well as our general guidelines for all content on the site.
We want to break down each pepper by five main categories of information, appearance, taste/smell, origins, and uses.
Of course, this is a very important part of the page, it’s what most of our readers are looking for. We want to include the low rating to the high rating on the page. Sometimes it may be difficult to find the low rating. If you can’t no problem, we will just use the higher one.
What does the pepper look like? We want to include things like color, size, and texture. Are there any particular features that make it stand out? What are the seeds like? The Trinidad Scorpion has a little tail like a, you guessed it, a scorpion. The Peter Pepper resembles a certain part of the male anatomy. You get the idea.
Taste and Smell
Is it Sweet? How about tangy, citrus, nutty, or vegetabley (not sure if that’s a word)? These are all common tastes for some peppers. If you can’t find any information on the taste, or haven’t tasted the pepper yourself, try a Youtube search. There you’ll find a ton of fellow Pepperheads sharing their thoughts on the various tastes and smells these peppers have.
This is one of our favorite parts of the page. Where did the pepper come from and how did it get it’s name? It is a hybrid or an original strain? Who created or discovered it? There are a lot of unique peppers out there that some have a pretty fascinating stories behind them.
What is this pepper used for? Of course, peppers have a lot of culinary uses like sauces, salsas, dips, etc. But some cultures believe they have health related benefits. Others use them as weapons like in pepper spray.
While most peppers require a really similar method of cultivation, there are some that might need a special touch here or there. Maybe a particular type of soil is better than another or it’s better to start germinating a particular strain earlier. Hell, maybe the plant is extremely hardy and will last all winter.
Of course, we love input and suggestions on the content. If you have any other information you would like to write about in the article, that’s great!
Other guidelines for pepper pages:
- Please capitalize all names of peppers and references to the Scoville Scale.
- Please use proper spelling of the pepper’s name.
Irrelevant Info and Filler
We understand that some of these peppers may not have a ton of info available on them, that is ok. If you can’t write the maximum amount of words about the pepper, that’s fine. We’d rather have specific information about the pepper instead of filler content about other peppers, the Scoville Scale, or it’s creator. We want to utilize these pages for information on the peppers only.