Pepper season is upon us, and it’s a long season. Sweet peppers such as bell peppers are typically harvested between July and November. Hotter peppers are often harvested in the beginning of fall. Of course, this all depends on your local climate. Peppers are also rated based on the Scoville Heat Unit (SHU), which is based on the concentration of capsaicin, the chemical that causes heat or spiciness in peppers. The higher the SHU number, the hotter the pepper. The hottest pepper in the world currently is the Carolina Reaper with a SHU of 1,641,183. But, we aren’t going to get that hot here, so here is a roundup of some tips for our favorite peppers and a recipe to try out for each.