(Aurora Pepper, Ornamental Pepper)
The ornamental pepper 'Aurora' produces many small, conical fruits that turn from green, to lavender, orange and then red as they mature. Although its fiery-hot fruits are edible, this cultivar was developed for ornamental use. Plants take 85 days to produce fruit after planting from seedlings.
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 pale purple blooms...
(Bell Boy Pepper, Bell Pepper)
A 1967 All-America Selection Winner, ‘Bell Boy’ is a classic bell pepper variety that’s stood the test of time. It’s quite disease-resistant and bears big blocky sweet bell pepper fruits that ripen from green to medium red. Peppers are produced around 70 days after planting. The plants are compact and high-yielding.
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...
(Bell Pepper, Sweet Pepper)
So what makes this bell pepper better? Earlier fruiting, virus resistance and high fruit output for starters. In the warm season this popular hybrid will offer many large, sweet peppers that can be harvested green or red.
This pepper forms a large bushy plant with rigid, brittle stems and thin, broad, dark green leaves. Its flowers are inconspicuous, five-petaled and white. They are followed by large, hollow, blocky, thick fleshed-fruits that are very sweet and perfect for cooking or eating...
(Bell Pepper, Big Bertha Bell Pepper, Red Bell Pepper)
The name ‘Big Bertha’ says it all; this is one giant pepper! A high-performing pepper in yields and disease resistance, ‘Big Bertha’ bears giant blocky sweet bell pepper fruits that ripen from green to medium red. Peppers are produced around 72 days after planting. The plants are compact and high-yielding.
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...
(Big Chile Pepper, Chile Pepper)
The large, abundantly produced, relatively mild-flavored fruits of 'Big Chile' are borne relatively early in the season, making it an excellent choice for areas with short summers. Like many hot peppers, it 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,...
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The long, broad cultivation history of the pepper best explains why its fruits come in a myriad of forms tastes and colors, whether they are big or small, hot or sweet, red or yellow.
Native to tropical America, these annuals have been grown and selected by Native Americans since pre-history times. In fact, 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 unique selections...
(Black Pearl Ornamental Pepper, Ornamental Pepper)
The 2006 All-American Selections award-winning ornamental pepper, ‘Black Pearl’, is has deep purple-black foliage and colorful small cherry peppers that turn from purple to red. The edible fruits are very, very hot but typically grown for beauty, not consumption. Consequently, nursery growers tend to treat them with chemical pesticides not suitable for edible plants, so be caution should be taken eating from nursery-grown stock.
Cherry peppers are bushy, well-branched plants with rigid stems...
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(Black Prince Ornamental Pepper, Ornamental Pepper)
The colorful fruits of the cone pepper ‘Black Prince’ are grown for their ornamental appeal as well as their hot taste. The plants are compact and the peppers small erect, conical and appear singly, not in clusters. The spicy hot fruit is purple-black turning red when mature. Ornamental peppers are generally edible, but care must be taken with plants grown at nurseries for ornamental purposes; they may have been treated with pesticides or other chemicals not suitable for edible plants.
(Bell Pepper, Blushing Beauty Pepper)
The large, beautiful fruits of this 2000 All-America Selection Winning sweet pepper are ivory and slowly “blush” to bright red. ‘Blushing Beauty’ is quite disease-resistant and bears loads of big blocky sweet bell pepper fruits around 72 days after planting. The plants are compact and high-yielding.
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...
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(Boldog Hungarian Spice Pepper, Paprika Pepper)
The seed for this true Hungarian paprika pepper originated from around the towns of Boldog and Cece in Hungary. An early-maturing paprika pepper, 'Boldog Hungarian Spice' produces long, tapered, green fruits about 55 days after planting seedlings, 80 days for fully ripe, deep red fruits. The peppers reach around 7-inches (18 centimeters) long and have a rich, sweet, spicy flavor with medium heat. This selection is ideal for drying and grinding for homemade paprika spice.
All peppers are annuals...