Mark A. Miller
Prized for their vibrantly flavored and colored fruits, peppers are annuals or short-lived perennials native to tropical America. 'Italian Pepperoncini' produces slender, yellow-green, wrinkled, mildly hot peppers on bushy plants. The peppers mature to bright orange-red. Flowering and fruiting occur from late spring into fall in areas with cold winters, and year round where winters are warm.
Native to tropical America, peppers require fertile, well drained soil, full sun, and warmth for good...
The pudgy, pungent fruits of 'Jalapeno M' are excellent for salsa, sauces, and pickling. This variety was introduced in 1997 by Park Seed Co., Greenwood, South Carolina. 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, dark green...
(Bell Pepper, Lady Bell Pepper)
Resistant to tobacco mosaic virus and a reliable producer even where summers are cooler, 'Lady Bell' is a sweet bell pepper that ripens from green to red. The blocky, lobed peppers have thick walls and taste pleasantly sweet when ripe. Begin to harvest them when green about 71 days after planting robust seedlings, or wait another three weeks or so when they are red.
Native to tropical America, these annuals had been grown and selected by Native Americans since pre-history times. In fact,...
(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....
Ball® Horticultural Company
(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...