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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    Sweet Pepper Seeds - Purple Beauty

    Capsicum annuum Dramatic purple bell peppers grow on compact productive plants. Crisper than other bull nose varieties. Fruit ripens from green to purple to deep red.

    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...

    Sweet Pepper Seeds - Cubanelle

    Capsicum annuum A long and tapered bell type, Cubanelle is perfect for flash frying because of its thin walls and low water content. Surprisingly, we found it sweetest before reaching...

    Hot Pepper - 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...

    Hot Pepper - 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,...

    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...

    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 - 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 - Chocolate Cake, ORGANIC

    Capsicum annuum Large version of Chocolate Beauty selected by legendary pepper breeder, Doug Jones for high yield, earliness, and thick, crunchy fruit walls. Fruit ripens from green to reddish-brown and...

    Hot Pepper - Poblano

    Capsicum annuum Fire-roasted, peeled and stuffed poblanos are the chile rellenos of Mexico and the Southwest. When dried, the name changes to Ancho and are often ground up for powder....

    Sweet Pepper Seeds - Shishito

    Capsicum annuum Has there been a pepper that has skyrocketed to glory like the Shishito? These delicious green-when-ripe peppers have an unexpectedly complex flavor profile that is both smokey and...

    Sweet Pepper Seeds - Criolla de Cocina

    Capsicum annuum Originally from Nicaragua. It produces small 4" deeply wrinkled and unique looking fruits. Very fragrant, Criolla de Cocina have a rich, pepper flavor that will give your dishes...