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...

    Sweet Pepper Seeds - Red Ruffled Pimento

    Capsicum annuum If there were ever a perfect stuffing pepper, this would be it. Heavy producer of flattened, pleated red fruits that adorably resemble miniature pumpkins. Sweet and delicious eaten...

    Hot Pepper Seeds - Big Jim, ORGANIC

    Capsicum annuum ORGANIC. Classic green chili for fire-roasting and rellenos. Gigantic 8-12" fruits have produced world records. Peppers ripen from green to red on 24" plants. Medium hot.

    Sweet Pepper Seeds - Big Red

    Capsicum annuum A juicy sweet bell pepper with high yields. Large fruit ripens from green to scarlet red. An excellent choice for the fresh market or home gardener.

    Sweet Pepper Seeds - St. Croix

    Capsicum baccatum This seed stock was originally shared with us via longtime seed saver Yanna Fishman. Yanna and her family had vacationed on the island of St. Croix, and there...

    Hot Pepper Seeds - Early Jalapeño

    Capsicum annuum The best variety for cooler climates with the signature fruity flavor of jalapeno. Enjoy pickled, fresh, and roasted. The well-known chipotle chilies are dry-smoked jalapenos picked when red...

    Sweet Pepper Seeds - Rainbow Bell Blend

    Capsicum annuum Bring more color to your salads and stir fries! A fun, colorful mix of red, yellow, orange, and purple-ripening bell peppers.

    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 - 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 - Chinese 5-Color

    Capsicum annuum HEIRLOOM - Fruits start out green but as they mature they run the rainbow gamut from cream, yellow, orange, and finally red and purple when ripe. Beautiful, with...

    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....