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The Best Peppers in Southern California

Bell peppers are certainly thought of as a summer product, but some different varieties grow at different times of year -- so it's not totally odd that November is National Pepper Month. Here are some varieties that grow in Southern California, as well as some that are having a moment in L.A. restaurants. Shishito peppers are all the rage...

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Home grown aji chilli. Image by Flickr user canelita0306.

 

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Peppers at the Hollywood Farmer's Market. Image by Flickr user JohnnyRokkit.

 

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Pasilla peppers at the Hollywood Farmer's Market. Image by Flickr user Muy Yum.

 

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Lemon pepper linguine with asparagus from Pappardelle Pasta. Image by Flickr user jkwoo.

 

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Sauteed shishito peppers at En Sushi. Image by Flickr user Muy Yum.

 

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A purple pepper from Underwood Family Farms. Image by Flickr user jillmotts.

 

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Cook's Tortas with grilled chilli peppers and aguas frescas. Image by Flickr user LWY.

 

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Pepper tempura at Chaya Downtown Japanese Beer Garden. Image by Flickr user TreasureLA.