Mark A. Miller
(Bell Pepper, Sweet Pepper)
The zest and sweetness of 'Hershey' bell peppers is matched by the appealing chocolate color of these vigorous, blocky peppers. A hybrid from Holland, 'Hershey' produces large, four-lobed blocky fruits in abundance. Healthy plants bear harvestable green peppers about 70 days after planting. The fruits turn from reddish to chocolate brown two to three weeks later--the warmer the weather the faster the color transition. Flavor is sweetest when fruits are ripe. The fruits maintain a dark color even...
(Holiday Time Ornamental Pepper, Ornamental Pepper)
Developed for use as a holiday container plant, this 1980 All-America Selections Winner produces quantities of small round showy peppers that change color as they mature. Although its fiery-hot fruits are edible, 'Holiday Time' is used exclusively as an ornamental. It was introduced by the University of Connecticut in 1980.
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...
James H. Schutte
(Chile Negro, Holy Mole Chile, Poblano Pepper)
Developed with molé sauce in mind, this 2007 All-America Selections Winner bears quantities of mildly spicy, chocolate-colored peppers on tall, vigorous, disease-resistant plants.
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 'Holy Mole' are followed by long, slender, 8-inch (20-cm) fruits with thin, tangy-flavored flesh that ripens from...
James H. Schutte
(Bell Pepper, Islander Bell Pepper)
The lovely peppers of ‘Islander’ are cool lavender when young, develop orange and yellow streaks as they ripen and finally turn glossy deep red. The blocky sweet bell pepper fruits are medium-sized and have moderately thick walls. Lavender peppers are produced around 56 days after planting and red peppers in around 80 days. The plants are high-yielding and moderately compact.
Native to tropical America, bell peppers are annuals or short-lived perennials that were grown and selected for millenia...
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...