(Bell Pepper, Mandarin Pepper)
Few peppers can match the beauty of the 'Mandarin' sweet bells. The productive, disease resistant plants produce an abundance of super sweet, oblong, bell-shaped fruits that turn from green to orange-red. A 1994 Syngenta introduction, 'Mandarin' peppers measure from 4 to 6 inches (10 to 15 cm) long. Green peppers can be harvested about 75 days after planting robust seedlings. Wait another three weeks or so for the fruits to turn deepest orange. The fruits are zesty when green and develop well-rounded...
(Marbles Ornamental Pepper, Ornamental Pepper)
A cherry pepper well suited for both ornamental and culinary purposes, this compact cultivar bears small, round, relatively mild-flavored fruits that change color as they mature. Like all culinary peppers, cherry peppers (known botanically as the Cerasiforme group) trace their origin to the American tropics, where they have been cultivated since pre-Columbian times.
The bushy, calf-high plants bear thin, narrowly oval, medium-green leaves on stiff brittle stems. Inconspicuous white flowers...
(Bell Pepper, Mariachi Bell Pepper, Mariachi Hot Pepper)
A 2006 All American Selection, 'Mariachi' is a disease-resistant F1 hybrid that bears blocky, spicy, large, pointed fruits that ripen to red about 85 days after planting. The flavorful peppers are large and quite mild for a "hot pepper" but pack a good bit of spice along with the sweetness one would expect from a fleshy bell. Plants are vigorous and prolific!
Native to tropical America, bell peppers are annuals or short-lived perennials that were grown and selected for millenia by Native Americans....
James H. Schutte
(Masquerade Ornamental Pepper, Ornamental Pepper)
The ornamental pepper 'Masquerade' produces upright clusters of showy flame-shaped chilis that change color as they mature. Although its fiery-hot fruits are edible, this cultivar was developed for ornamental use.
First cultivated and selected by Native Americans thousands of years ago, peppers are bushy, brittle-stemmed annual vegetables with thin oval leaves and small five-petaled flowers. The dull-white blooms of 'Masquerade' are followed by erect, conical, 2.5-inch (6-cm) fruits that ripen...
James H. Schutte
(Medusa Ornamental Pepper, Ornamental Pepper)
The bright red, orange or yellow peppers of 'Medusa' lend outstanding bedding color to the summer and pre-frost fall garden. This ornamental pepper variety is compact and produce lots of colorful fruits that are spicy when eaten but tend to be grown for looks rather than flavor.
Peppers originate from the tropical Americas, so they are well adapted to heat, humidity and some drought. They are annuals that produce bushy plants with rigid, brittle stems and thin, often broad, dark green leaves....
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(Bell Pepper, Mohawk Pepper)
A compact sweet pepper that bears lots of medium-sized, golden yellow bells, 'Mohawk' doubles as a productive vegetable and ornamental pepper. About 75 days after planting robust seedlings, green peppers are ready for harvest and ripe fruits turn bright orange-yellow around three weeks later. The small, sweet peppers of 'Mohawk' are ideal for crudite platters and the plants themselves thrive in spacious containers and look pretty in the warm season.
Native to tropical America, these annuals...
(Jalapeño Pepper, Mucho Nacho Pepper)
The large, abundantly produced, jalapeno-style fruits of 'Mucho Nacho' are excellent for salsa, sauces, and pickling. Like many hot peppers, this F1 hybrid is a member of the Longum group, which encompasses poblanos, serranos, jalapenos, cayenne peppers and various other chilis. These annual vegetables descend from varieties that were grown and selected by Native Americans for thousands of years.
The bushy, knee-high plants bear thin, oval, dark green leaves on stiff brittle stems. Inconspicuous...
(Hot Pepper, Numex Big Jim Hot Pepper)
In need of a gargantuan chile with great flavor and just the right amount of heat? Then 'Numex Big Jim' is your pepper. Its chiles reach over a foot in length and hold the record for the world's largest chile peppers. The extra long fleshy peppers turn from green to deep red and are moderately hot (500 to 2,500 SHU). They taste great in salsa and make excellent chile rellenos. Plants take 75 days to harvest.
The long, colorful, generally hot fruits of the chili pepper are invaluable in cuisines...
James H. Schutte
(Bell Pepper, Orange Belle II Pepper)
Expect a prolific and colorful crop of sweet fruits from 'Orange Belle II'.
Relatively small (3-inch (8 cm)), four-lobed fruits of bright orange are produced on compact plants ideal for smaller garden spaces. About 85 days after planting from robust seedlings, green peppers are produced. These turn orange around three weeks later. The pretty fruits are perfect for salads, crudite platters and sautéing.
Native to tropical America, these annuals had been grown and selected by Native Americans...
(Bell Pepper, Orange Blaze Pepper)
A 2011 All-America Selection Winner, 'Orange Blaze' is a disease-resistant F1 hybrid that bears big, blocky, sweet bell pepper fruits that ripen to orange about 70 days after planting.
Native to tropical America, bell peppers are annuals or short-lived perennials that were grown and selected for millenia by Native Americans. Their specific region of origin is still unknown due to distribution by man. Peppers became available to Europeans when the New and Old worlds connected. Since then, many...