Pavuvu Peppers Continue to Spread

August 5, 2014

Pavuvu PepperA few years ago I told you the story of Pavuvu peppers. I was first made aware of them during a CorelDRAW Unleashed Training Session and their story is pretty interesting. If you don’t remember the full story, please read My Pavuvu Pepper Story. Today I wanted to tell you how they have spread since I wrote that original post.

Gardening is not my strong point. While I was able to grow a plant and harvest some peppers, my plants always left a lot to be desired. Friends of mine, Tom Rich and Kris Andersen, have an amazing garden and they love to cook spicy food. So I gave them a few of the peppers I’d grown to see if they could do a better job of growing Pavuvu peppers.

Their plants have put mine to shame and they are more like trees. Below is a picture of Tom standing with two of his plants.
Pavuvu Pepper

When this picture was taken, the peppers are out of season and you can’t see any on the plants. Below are just a few of the thousands of peppers they have harvested from the 3 peppers I original provided to them.
Pavuvu Pepper
In addition to using the peppers in some of their own recipes, they have also provided them to a few of their favorite Phoenix-area restaurants. So the peppers originally discovered by a Marine in World War II on a very isolated island continue their march around the world.

Post Discussion


  1. Randall J. Currie

    Hey, do you think you might (at some point) offer the seeds of these peppers for sale to your Graphics Unleashed customers? Or offer them as a bonus freebie for certain other purchases?

    Just wondering…

  2. Foster D. Coburn III

    Randall, it is something to consider. I’m not sure if there are any legal issues for sending seeds via the mail so I’ll have to investigate.

  3. Anonymous

    I really enjoy raising hot peppers during the growing season in Missouri. Would love to acquire some. Let me know if they become available.
    Doug Vargas


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Foster D. Coburn III built his first Web site in 1995 and he has been working exclusively in WordPress since 2013. He has used the Divi theme exclusively since 2015. Earlier in his career he was the author of 13 best-selling books on CorelDRAW and has been a contributor to numerous technology and graphics-related magazines. Foster has taken many projects, including this Web site, from the early design stage through to a finished piece. He has been a featured speaker at many graphics conferences.

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