(Cappa Round Tricolor Ornamental Chile, Ornamental Chili Pepper)
Bred primarily for the florist trade, this recently introduced cherry pepper bears small, round fruits that ripen from creamy-yellow to orange to red. 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, knee-high plants bear thin, oval, medium- to dark-green leaves on strong upright stems. Inconspicuous white flowers appear in warm weather, followed...
(Cappa White-Red Ornamental Chile, Ornamental Chili Pepper)
The pretty, small, colorful fleshy fruits of the ‘Cappa White-Red’ of cherry pepper are mostly grown as ornamentals and cut branches of ivory, orange and red fruits for the florist trade. Fruits of the Cerasiforme group of peppers are generally edible, but they are not often evaluated for hotness or flavor. Care must be taken with plants grown by nurseries for ornamental purposes; they may have been treated with pesticides or other chemicals not suitable for edible plants.
James H. Schutte
(Carmen Chile Pepper, Chile Pepper)
The long, slender red fruits of 'Carmen' have a hot-pepper look, but their flesh is tender and sweet. Developed by Janika Eckert and Rob Johnston at Johnny's Selected Seeds, this 2006 All-America Selections Winner is one of numerous members 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...
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(Bell Pepper, Chablis Pepper)
An early-maturing sweet bell pepper, 'Chablis' is especially resistant to tobacco mosaic virus and bacterial leaf spot. Harvest-ready fruits are produced about 60 days after planting. This selection is bushy, maturing to just over knee high. The blocky fruits are initially yellow-white but turn orange and finally brilliant orange-red when fully ripe. Thick-walled and very sweet, Chablis bell peppers are excellent in fresh salsa, salad, roasting or for stuffing or pickling.
Native to tropical...
James H. Schutte
(Cherry Bomb Pepper, Cherry Pepper)
The small, round, hot fruits of 'Cherry Bomb' make a colorful, spicy addition to foods and ornamental plantings. 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, thigh-high plants bear thin, oval, dark green leaves on stiff brittle stems. Inconspicuous white flowers appear in warm weather, followed by globular fruits with thick green flesh...
James H. Schutte
(Cherry Pepper, Cherry Pick Pepper)
The bulbous sweet pepper,'Cherry Pick', produces abundant cherry-shaped, green fruits about 68 days after planting. The fruits turn from green to red and are sweet and tasty at either stage. This bushy, disease resistant selection stays compact, so it's perfect for container culture.
All peppers are annuals or short-lived perennials native to the tropical Americas. They can be grown year round as long as growing conditions are warm and moisture available. The bushy plants have simple green leaves...
(Bulgarian Sweet Pepper, Chervena Chushka Pepper)
The Bulgarian heirloom pepper 'Chervena Chushka' produces sweet, flavorful fruits on large vigorous plants. It is also noted for its tolerance of cool, damp summers.
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 'Chervena Chushka' are followed by conical, 6-inch-long (15-cm) fruits that ripen from dark green to brown to bright red. The...
(Chilly Chili Ornamental Chile, Ornamental Chili Pepper)
The slender, showy fruits of 'Chilly Chili' look hot, but their flavor is mild. A 2002 All-America Selections award winner, this ornamental chili pepper is one of numerous members 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, compact plants bear small, oval, dark green leaves on stiff brittle stems....
James H. Schutte
(Chinese Five Color Ornamental Chile, Ornamental Chili Pepper)
The fiery hot and appealingly colorful fruits of the cone pepper ‘Chinese Five Color’ are both beautiful and edible. The plants are upright and produce moderately-sized, erect, conical peppers that appear singly, not in clusters. The very hot fruits start out purple and progress to cream, yellow, orange and finally 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...
(Bell Pepper, Chocolate Beauty Pepper)
Gourmet gardeners need to grow 'Chocolate Beauty' sweet bell peppers for their looks as well as flavor. Resistant to tobacco mosaic virus, these peppers produce high-quality fruits ideal for fresh eating as well as cooking. Harvest-ready peppers are produced about 85 days after planting. The smooth-skinned, blocky fruits are milk chocolate brown with dark mahogany-red undertones. They taste sweet and non-pungent as long as they are fully ripe.
Native to tropical America, these annuals had been...