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.

    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 - Catarina

    Capsicum annuum A lovely little pepper that is as ornamental as it is useful. Fruits are 1" long by ½" wide and produce heavily. They turn from green to red...

    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 - King of the North

    Capsicum annuum This pepper rules all territory north of the Mason-Dixon line, or any area with a cool, short season for that matter. Sweet and uniform bull nose peppers ripen...

    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 - Carrot Bomb, ORGANIC

    Capsicum annuum These bright orange, round, 1-2 inch fruits make a fun addition to salsas, and are great for pickling too! About the same heat as a jalapeno. Plants grow...

    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.

    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....