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(Bell Pepper, Pinot Noir Pepper)
The fantastically colored sweet bell peppers, 'Pinot Noir', turn from pale lemon yellow to purple and then cherry red. Moreover, the thick-walled fruits are also crisp and sweet. Pale yellow peppers are ready to harvest about 68 to 70 days after planting from robust seedlings. It takes around three weeks for fruits to transition from purple to red. The 5-inch-long (10 cm) peppers look stunning when picked at different color stages and develop more sweetness with maturity.
Native to tropical...
(Ornamental Pepper, Purple Flash Ornamental Pepper)
Grown primarily as an ornamental plant, the Purple Flash cherry pepper is noted for its dark-hued foliage, compact vigorous growth, and black marble-sized fruit. 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, oval, black-purple leaves on stiff brittle stems. New leaves are splashed with white and bright purple....
(Ornamental Pepper, Red Missile Pepper)
The ornamental pepper 'Red Missile' produces upright clusters of showy flame-shaped fruits 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 'Red Missile' are followed by erect, conical, 2-inch (5-cm) fruits that ripen...
(Hot Pepper, Sandia Hot Pepper)
The long chiles produced by 'Numex Sandia' are crunchy and sweet with mild heat and turn from green to bright red. Plants are vigorous and high yielding. This is an older chile cultivar that was bred at New Mexico State University and first introduced in 1956. The peppers taste great in salsa or roasted. Plants take 75 to 85 days to harvest.
The long, colorful, generally hot fruits of the chili pepper are invaluable in cuisines across the globe and attractive enough for plants to be used as...
(Ornamental Pepper, Sangria Ornamental Pepper)
The ornamental pepper 'Sangria' produces upright clusters of fiery-hued but mildly flavored fruit. Although its 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 'Sangria' are followed by erect, slender, 2-inch (5-cm) fruits that ripen from green to purple to orange to red....
James H. Schutte
(Chile Pepper, Santa Fe Grande Pepper)
The colorful, medium-hot fruits of 'Sante Fe Grande' are abundantly borne on tall, vigorous, virus-resistant plants. Also known as 'Caribe', this open-pollinated hybrid was introduced in 1965 by Petoseed Co., Saticoy, California.
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 'Sante Fe Grande' are followed by pendent, conical, 3-inch (7.5-cm)...
(Hot Chili Pepper, Serrano Pepper)
Renowned for its high pungency, this chili pepper from uplands of Mexico adds heat to salsas, stews, and other Mexican dishes. Like many hot peppers, it is a member of the Longum group, which encompasses poblanos, 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- to waist-high plants bear thin, oval, dark green leaves on stiff brittle stems. Inconspicuous...
(Bell Pepper, Snapper Bell Pepper)
An exceptionally disease-resistant pepper, 'Snapper' is an adaptable variety that produces well where summers are cool as well as hot. This sweet bell pepper ripens from green to scarlet. The blocky, lobed peppers have thick walls and sweet flavor. Begin to harvest them when green about 62 days after planting from robust seedlings. In another three weeks or so they will turn red. These are excellent peppers for cooking and fresh eating.
Native to tropical America, these annuals had been grown...
James H. Schutte
(Ornamental Pepper, Starburst Orange Ornamental Pepper)
The pure tangerine orange peppers of 'Starburst Orange' lend outstanding color to the late summer or fall garden. Peppers in the Starburst Series are compact and produce lots of colorful fruits that are spicy when eaten but tend to be grown for looks rather than flavor.
Distinguished by their erect clusters of conical fruits, cultivated peppers in the fasciculatum group are typically grown for their ornamental value and come in shades of red, yellow, orange or purple. Peppers originate from the...