pepper Anaheim A mild, medium sized chili pepper that grows to 6-10 inches, often used when green, though it can be used when red. The basic variety ripens to a dark green/reddish color, but other strains ripen to full red. They are one of the most common chilis in the United States and are used in many foods and recipes. Red varieties can be strung together and dried to make ristras. Maturity: 75-80 Days Scoville: 500-1000
pepper Baby Bell Mix Matures in 65 days from transplanting. The perfect snack pepper! Bite sized mini-bells are sweet and crisp for eating fresh, stuffing or pickling. Each compact plant will produce an abundance of green peppers that will mature to red, orange, yellow or chocolate.
pepper Big Bertha Big Bertha produces thick, crisp peppers that are extremely sweet and mature dark green to shiny red. They don’t produce many seeds, making them excellent for slicing. For maximum flavor, eat the same day they are picked. Easy to grow in any garden, give them plenty of sunlight and water.
pepper California wonder HEIRLOOM. The standard bell pepper for many decades, this 1928 introduction is still the largest open-pollinated, heirloom bell you can grow. A perfect stuffing pepper-blocky 4" x 3 1/2", thick-walled, tender and flavorful.
pepper Garden Salsa 73 days from transplanting. Developed just for salsa, this medium-hot chile pepper turns out to be heavy bearing and delicious, too! Boasting just the right amount of heat, it can be picked green for salsa or allowed to turn red for full nutritional kick and use in salads, sauces, and more! Garden Salsa Hybrid scores 3,000 Scovilles on the heat index, which gives it a nice little bite in salsa but doesn't produce so much heat that diners have to be warned before they try it! It's a great all-purpose pepper, because it does offer a nicely nuanced flavor that works in a variety of dishes. Expect these long, skinny peppers to reach 8 or 9 inches long but just about an inch in diameter at the widest point (the shoulders). The skin is thin, glossy, and firm, protecting the succulent flesh within, You can even dry Garden Salsa Hybrid and then grind it into spice.
pepper Hungarian Sweet Wax 68 days — 'Hungarian Sweet', also known as 'Sweet Banana', 'Yellow Wax' or 'Banana Chili', have tapering, six inch by 1½ inch long fruit that start out green, ripen to a light-yellow color at the harvest stage, finally maturing from golden to orange to red. Their flavor is mild (typically 0 but can reach up to 500 Scoville Units) and as with most peppers, its "heat" depends on the stage of maturity at harvest. That is, the riper they are, the sweeter they are. Although primarily used as a pickling pepper, they are also excellent stuffed with your favorite sausage or cheeses, or are used as a raw ingredient in various dishes. Diced into small chunks, they are added to relish or salsa recipes to add sweetness and to temper the heat of other peppers in the mix.
pepper Jalapeno A jalapeno pepper is, of course, a type of chili pepper. It is a fuit of the Capsicum pod type. It is a medium sized pepper when compared to other chili pepper, measuring an average of 2-3.5 inches in length. While originating in Mexico, it is now grown worldwide for it's popular flavor and mild heat level, which averages around 5,000 Scoville Heat Units. That is hot, but not too hot. You'll find them served when green, but if you leave the jalapeno pepper on the plant long enough, it will turn red. The red variety are just as delicious as the green jalapeno pepper, though a touch sweeter.
pepper Poblano Loads of mildly pungent, 4" heart-shaped fruits that ripen from dark green to deep red. Called Ancho when dried, Poblano when fresh. This is one of the most popular peppers grown in Mexico. Plants grow to 2 1/2 ft. tall. Fully ripened, red fruits are much hotter and flavorful than the earlier picked green ones. Days to maturity are from time plants are set in garden.
pepper Purple Beauty 72 Days to maturity. This is a productive open-pollinated variety that produces an abundance of sweet, deep purple, 3" x 3" blocky fruit. Mature color is a deep red that develops late. Purple Beauty’s unusual, bright color makes a stunning addition to farmers market displays, home gardens, and fresh summer salads!
pepper Rainbow mix A formula mix of our most popular bell pepper colors. Grow a rainbow of vibrant sweet bells - red, yellow, green, orange, purple, and brown.
pepper Serrano Chili Small finger-shaped hot peppers picked green or red. Easy to dry.
Serrano will give you dozens of medium-thin walled fruits per plant. Pick them early when the peppers are green and more mild or wait until they're mature and "red hot", at about 10,000 Scovilles. Days to maturity are from time plants are set in garden. For transplants add 8-10 weeks. Space plants 18-24" apart.
pepper Yellow Bell Yellow, thick-walled, sweet fruits add appetizing color and vitamins to fresh salads, and are superb for stuffing as well as fresh use. Plants can get quite large, so be prepared to support them, especially when carrying lots of fruit. Ripens green to yellow.
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