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Hot Pepper Varieties

Variety

Days

Color

Notes

Dragon Cayenne

60

Green to Red

5x hotter than jalapenos! Well-branched, 30" tall plants produces large numbers of petite  1" - 2" peppers that mature from green to blazing red.

Habanero

95

Green to Orange

1,000 times hotter than jalapeno.  Tapered, lantern-shaped.  1"x1.5" pod with thin, wrinkled, light green flesh. Ripen to golden orange.

Cajun Belle

61

Green to Red

2010 ASA Winner. Midly spicy, still sweet. Good for salads, salsas and stir fry.

Mucho Nacho Jalapeno

68-70

Green

Jumbo sized fruits. Vigerous, high eyilding, 4" long. Fatter, thicker, and heavier. Satifies craving for hot without burning the roof of your mouth. Stuff them

Ring Leader Jalapeno

55-60

Green

Early ripening, prolific pepper runs rings around other jalapeños! Tastes great in Southwest recipes and salads, and on burgers and tacos. Fantastic stuffed or pickled too. Disease-resistant plants yield early and heavy harvests of 4" peppers from early to late season.

Burpee Big Guy Jalapeno

69

Green

At a whopping 5 inches long, this might be the biggest jalapeno. Perfect for pickling, stuffing and slicing. It really sparks up a salsa!

Early Jalapeño

65

Green

3 to 4 inches long and about 1½ inches wide. These cone-shaped, thick-walled fruits are borne in great numbers on very vigorous plants. They are ready to pick when dark green, delivering a wallop of pure heat!

Garden Salsa Hybrid

74

Green

Fruits are 8" long by 1" across and are usually picked green to use in salsa. They will get hotter in dry weather.  

Anaheim Chili

77

Green to Red

Popular chili. Midly hot, long tapered. Excellent fresh, pickled or dried. Very hardy.

Shishito Peper

65-75

Green to Red

Small, Japanese pepper for roasting, pan frying and grilling. Thin walls blister and char easily when roasted or grilled, taking on rich flavor. Typically harvested and used green, but eventually turns orange and red with sweeter flavor. Prolific!

Ancho (Poblano) heirloom

65

Dark Green

"Ancho" when dried. "Poblano" when fresh. Midly pungent. 4" fruits.

 

Bell and Sweet Pepper Varieties

Variety

Days

Color

Notes

California Wonder

75

Green

Most popular stuffing peppers. Smooth and glossy bell pepper with dark green to brilliant red fruits. Large, 4x4" fruits are 3-4 lobed.

Early Summer

70

Yellow

Extra large 4-5" fruits. Yigh Yields. Firm, sweet and smooth with glossy, thick walls. Excellent disease resistant

Encore Hybrid

70

Green

Extra large 5.5"-6", blocky fruits. Smooth, thick walls. Abundant yeilds. Well suited for Western Region. Disease resistant.

Red Knight

66

Green to Red Bell

Compact plant. Big, blocky, thick-walled, and turns red early. Fruity and sweet. Superior disease resistance.

King Arthur

61

Red Bell

Best red bell. Sweet, crunchy, 4-lobed fruit with thick walls. 4.5"x4.5" disease tolearant.  

Orange Blaze

65-70

Green to Orange

AAS 2011 winner. Great flavor, early maturity, easy-growing and remarkable disease resistance. Beauteous 2-3 lobed fruits are 4'' long and 1.5'' wide-optimally sized for peak sweet flavor and texture at harvest.

Sweet Banana

66

Yellow to Red

Named for its banana-like shape, this variety bears sweet, mild banana peppers that mature from yellow, to orange, and then to crimson red. Plants fruit prolifically and are are great for frying and pickling, and are an excellent choice for making pepper rings for sandwiches. Great for containers.

Yum Yum

73

Red, Orange, Yellow

Some call them “Lunchbox” peppers, others “Snack” peppers – but all are perfect for eating straight off the plant! Mini-sized, elongated fruits, 2 ½-in. by 1-in., are nearly seedless, tender, crisp, super-sweet and flavorful. Bright, colorful fruits in red, orange and yellow.  

 


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