PEPPERS about 20 seeds per pack Note: Peppers will often cross if more than one variety of the same species is grown. Save your seeds from completely mature (usually red, sometimes orange or other color) peppers. Just pick and dry on a plastic plate.
Here’s a sample of the peppers we grow.
Anaheim Chile You’ll love this productive big chile pepper. I grew tons when we lived in New Mexico and can even grow them here in Minnesota. They are 8″ long and about 3″ wide, meaty and very tasty. You can stuff them, dry them in ristas to hang in your kitchen or can them up. Mmm Mmm good! Mildly hot for a chile too so you won’t blister your mouth. About 70 days to green or 85 to red.
Chervena Chuska is one of my very favorite sweet peppers. It comes to us from Bulgaria where it is treasured. I used them for frying, grilling, stuffing and grinding to make a wonderful sweet relish as they have such thick walls with such good flavor. They ripened quite early and were very productive. You’ll love them too. 65 Days to green, 80 to deep red.
Corbaci These stunning, sometimes foot long sweet peppers look like they should be hot but they are not. I love them in stir fries or chopped in salads. Just imagine the pickles they would make too! The tall plants were simply loaded. Next year I’ll surely stake them to help hold the plants up. 60 Days green, 75 to red
Cubanelle THE perfect salad, pickling or frying Italian heirloom sweet pepper. It’s thick, long and crunchy with wonderful pepper flavor! Fry it in a bit of olive oil or roast on the grill. 60 days to yellow green, 80 to red.
Early Jalapeno We love our Jalapenos but especially love the Early Jalapenos as they are about 15 days earlier! They are really productive, fat and hot too. Dark green, ripening to red. About 60 days to green and 75 to red. (No they aren’t hotter when red, just prettier.)
Early Red Bell
Early Red Bell Living in the North like we do, we always value tasty peppers that mature early. Early Red Bell does just that. These smaller plants are just loaded with thick-walled sweet peppers early in the season. You’ll love them like we do! 48 days green; 60 days red
Fresno Hot We were gifted some seeds from our California friends, John and Mia, which we planted in our hoop house this year. Boy were they productive, even with our goofy, hot-then-cool summer. These pretty, hot peppers will delight those of you who like some heat along with their flavor. 85 days to red
Hot Chinese Will actually got these from China with no name but “hot pepper”. They make a very tall, upright plant with thin, very hot 4″ long peppers pointing upwards like flames. He was told if the plants were overwintered they would reach 6′ tall! Ours only made four feet but, hey, this is northern Minnesota! 85 days to red, 65 days to green.
Hungarian Wax aka Hot Banana This is Will’s favorite hot pepper for pickled pepper rings. You can also slice and fry it if you like it hot. Very productive and quite early for us. About 67 days to yellowish green and 84 for red.
Jimmy Nardello’s This is one of our new favorite tasting sweet frying peppers, originally from Italy. The peppers are finger-long and relatively thin, with thin walls so they cook quickly when fried or grilled. 60 days to green or 80 to red
King of the North
King of the North one of our favorite open pollinated sweet bells. It’s large, thick walled, sweet and quite early and sturdy growing. It ripens from green to red, being usable at all stages but sweeter when red. 68 days to green and about 80 to red
Lipstick A great Italian frying pepper that we love in salads and for sweet pepper pickles. No heat. Very productive. Sweet, mild taste with plenty of crunch raw. 53 days to green mature and about 73 to red.
Mt. Etna was bred by Glenn Drowns at Sand Hill Preservation Center and is a hugely productive smaller plant with Italian-type wedge shaped sweet peppers which turn bright red early in the season. We just love it!
Numex Big Jim Chile
Numex Big Jim Chile Yep, I grew these chiles in New Mexico, where we lived for seven years. But guess what? They did great right here in northern Minnesota! This Chile is hot but not scorching, very large, up to 12″ long, and smooth skinned. Quite productive. 77 days
Oda is a wonderful addition through Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds. Everyone who visits our garden wow’s at this prolific bright lavender pepper! It’s a thick-walled, sweet, early pepper with huge production. Inside, it’s light yellow so it makes a stunning addition to salads! (The wonderful color does disappear on cooking, however.) Matures to a deep brick red. 70 days
Ozark Sweet Snack
Ozark Sweet Snack is one of our new favorite sweet peppers. Wow! This hugely productive, thick walled, sweet as candy sweet pepper is simply wonderful. Our start to this great pepper came from a customer in the Ozarks where this pepper had been grown in his family for generations. Not only is it early but keeps pumping out peppers until after frosts in our hoop house. It is also quite early too. Perfect for eating fresh, salads, relishes, frying or pickling. We love it. 60 days
Paradicsom Alaku Sarga Szentes
Paradicsom Alaku Sarga Szentes Okay, I’ll admit this wonderful Hungarian pepper has a tough on the tongue name, being bred in Szentes, Hungary. But this is a simply wonderful pepper! It is not only a bright, shining yellow, tomato-shaped pepper but is super tasty, having thick walls and juicy texture. Very sweet! 75 days
Sugar Rush Peach (capsicum baccatum)
Sugar Rush Peach We got our start with this wonderfully hot pepper from our friends at Baker Creek. I couldn’t believe how productive this pepper is! The plants were two feet and better tall and simply loaded with finger-long peppers. Bred by Welch pepper breeder, Chris Fowler, this different pepper is fruity and citrus flavored…just before the heat kicks in. If you don’t eat the seeds, the heat usually goes away quickly. I love them, seeded and ground into my pepper relish! Oh, and for you seed savers, this pepper won’t cross with your sweet peppers or most commonly grown hot peppers as it is a different species. 75 days
Thai Baby Dragon
Thai Baby Dragon Unlike the more common Thai Hot peppers, these little devils are small, only 1/2″ to 1″ in length, growing on small, rounded mounded plants. This makes them ideal for growing in containers or along borders of flower gardens where no young children or pets might eat them. They are fiery hot! And the pretty plants are simply covered with little, upright pointed peppers. When you seed them or if you do like it “hot”, they are wonderfully flavored. A customer brought them back from a trip to Thailand and we are so happy to have received them! 70 days to red
Venice Bootleg Peppers
Venice Bootleg Peppers Does it sound like there’s a story behind these hot peppers? Well there is; some folks were vacationing in Venice, Italy, enjoying a good meal at a local restaurant. They especially loved the flavor of the little red peppers in the dish. They asked and the chef went out in the backyard and picked a branch of these peppers and delivered it to the folks’ table. They carefully seeded some of the peppers and “stowed them away” in their luggage. Thus, they became Venice Bootleg Peppers. The chef just called them those hot peppers. Yes, they are hot. But they also have a wonderful, rich flavor you will enjoy too. Seed them if you don’t want so much heat. We love the way the pointed red peppers grow upright on the plant, giving it a poinsettia- look to it. 80 days to red