Pepper Seeds

Most sweet and hot peppers begin green and then ripen to a dizzying array of beautiful colors including red, orange, yellow, and purple. Any variety of sweet bell pepper can be harvested as a green bell pepper, or left on the plant to fully ripen, becoming sweeter, and more nutritious in the process. Hot peppers, often called chilies, can also be harvested at any stage in development and will sometimes take on new identities depending on whether they are harvested for fresh eating or dried. Ancho chilies, for example, are poblanos left to become red-ripe and then dried. Nearly every culinary tradition seems to have found a place for the joy (and occasional sorrow) of hot peppers, which are “hot” because they contain capsaicin, the oily substance that makes your tongue burn. One or two pepper plants will fit easily in any garden, and probably find its way into every dish! 


Companions: carrots, eggplant, tomatoes, lovage, marjoram, oregano, basil, onions.
Antagonists:
fennel, kohlrabi. 

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    Hot Pepper Seeds - Cayenne Long Red Thin

    Capsicum annuum HEIRLOOM. The (in)famous pepper! 4-6" long fruits arrive early and ripen from green to red. Thin walls makes for easy drying. Why buy Cayenne from the grocery store...

    Hot Pepper Seeds - Fish Pepper

    Capsicum annuum HEIRLOOM. Fish pepper probably came to the United States from the Caribbean in the late 1800s, and quickly became a garden staple among the African American community along...

    Hot Pepper Seeds - Fincannon

    Capsicum annuum HEIRLOOM - In 2017 an elderly couple walked into Sow True Seed’s offices with a hot pepper plant (roots and all) with fruits much like large fish peppers,...

    Hot Pepper Seeds - Hungarian Yellow Hot Wax

    Capsicum annuum HEIRLOOM. A sunset ripening pepper changes from yellow to orange to red. Early, prolific pepper is spicy without being too hot. Conical fruit, 1-2" wide and 5-8" long....

    Sweet Pepper Seeds - Corno Di Torro Rosso

    Capsicum annuum HEIRLOOM. An Italian variety with extremely productive tall plants that bear so much fruit they often need staking. Thin, 8-10" long, slightly curved fruits have outstanding flavor. Fruit...

    Sweet Pepper Seeds - Golden Greek Peperoncini

    Capsicum annuum HEIRLOOM - This variety is the pepper that is pickled for sandwich shops, salad bars, and pizza places all over the U.S. and might just be the most...

    Sweet Pepper Seeds - Ashe County Pimento

    Capsicum annuum HEIRLOOM. A sweet, thick-walled beauty, Ashe County Pimento hails from our beautiful mountains here in Western NC. We're very happy to have this pepper back up for sale...

    Hot Pepper Seeds - Serrano Tampiqueño

    Capsicum annuum HEIRLOOM. A pungent pepper, in the nose-clearing yet addictive sort of way. 30" plants produce abundant 2" fruits that ripen from green to red. Excellent for a wide...

    Sweet Pepper Seeds - Jimmy Nardello

    Capsicum annuum HEIRLOOM. Shhh! Don't let the other peppers know, but after growing this heirloom you may never choose another variety. The thin walls and concentrated sugars make this a...

    Hot Pepper Seeds - Anaheim Chili, ORGANIC

    Capsicum annuum HEIRLOOM. Bring a little Mexican flavor to any dish with this classic pepper. Bushy upright plants grow 24-30" tall to produce an abundance of 6-8" long tapered fruits....

    Sweet Pepper Seeds - Sweet Banana

    Capsicum annuum HEIRLOOM. There are so many ways to enjoy this tasty, popular pepper - sweet pepper pickles, relish, stuffed and sauteed. Great for short seasons, and will reliably yield...

    Sweet Pepper Seeds - Marconi Red

    Capsicum annuum HEIRLOOM. This huge Italian variety grows up to 12" long! Sweet tapered fruit ripens from green to red.