(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...
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(Bell Pepper, Classic Pepper)
This Sakata seed introduction is resistant to bacterial leaf spot and bears loads of large, blocky fruits that turn from green to red. Green fruits can be harvested in 70 to 80 days after planting and sweeten up and turn deep red another three weeks later. The tasty peppers have an extra long shelf life and are perfect for roasting.
Native to tropical America, these annuals had been grown and selected by Native Americans since pre-history times. In fact, their specific region of origin is still...
James H. Schutte
(Corno di Toro Rosso Pepper, Italian Sweet Pepper)
The name of this vigorous, tall-growing Italian heirloom pepper translates to "red bull's horn", after the shape and color of its fruits. The fruits resemble oversized chili peppers, but they are sweet-flavored and free of "heat."
Peppers are bushy, brittle-stemmed annual vegetables that were first cultivated and selected by Native Americans thousands of years ago. Like all cultivated peppers, 'Corno Di Toro Rosso' has thin, oval leaves, and produces inconspicuous white flowers in warm weather....
(Bell Pepper, Cubanelle Pepper, Sweet Pepper)
An early sweet Italian frying pepper, 'Cubanelle' produces delicious slender fruits. Harvest-ready peppers are produced 65 to 75 days after planting. The long fruits can be picked and eaten when still light green but eventually ripen to bright orange-red. The immature peppers have a fresh, sweet, green flavor and the mature peppers have a deeper, sweeter taste. These thin-skinned peppers have relatively low water content, making them superb for frying or roasting.
Native to tropical America,...
(Bell Pepper, Sweet Pepper)
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...
(Czechoslovakian Black Pepper, Hot Pepper)
Tasty and ornamental, the moderately spicy fruits of this Czechoslovakian heirloom pepper are black-purple aging to glossy red. The tall, upright plants have purple-tinged leaves and stems.
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 lavender-purple blooms of 'Czechoslovakian Black' are followed by pendent, conical, 2.5-inch (6-cm) fruits with thick, pungently...
(Chile Pepper, De Arbol Chile)
The slender, fiery-flavored fruits of this Mexican heirloom pepper are an essential element of chili-pepper garlands and red-hot salsas. The name 'De Arbol' (which translates to "of the tree") refers to the plant's tall, gaunt habit.
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 'De Arbol' are followed by pendent, narrowly conical, 2.5-inch...
James H. Schutte
(Chile Pepper, Diablo Grande Pepper)
A banana-type chili pepper that packs plenty of heat, 'Diablo Grande' is several times hotter than jalapeno and serrano peppers. It 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 plants bear thin, oval, dark green leaves on stiff brittle stems. Inconspicuous white...
(Bell Pepper, Elisa Pepper)
A 1997 introduction, 'Elisa' is a hybrid sweet bell pepper that ripens from green to red. The blocky, 6-inch-long (15 cm) fruits are harvestable when green, about 74 days after planting, and turn red after another two weeks later. This disease resistant cultivar has good, sweet flavor and is ideal for fresh eating and cooking.
Native to tropical America, these annuals had been grown and selected by Native Americans since pre-history times. In fact, their specific region of origin...
James H. Schutte
(Explosive Blast Ornamental Pepper, Ornamental Pepper)
The colorful fruits of the cone pepper ‘Explosive Blast’ are grown for their ornamental value. The plants are compact and produce moderately-sized peppers that are erect, conical and appear singly, not in clusters. The fruits turn from cream to yellow, orange and finally red when mature. Ornamental peppers are generally edible but they are not often evaluated for hotness or flavor. Care must be taken with plants grown at nurseries for ornamental purposes; they may have been treated with pesticides...