James H. Schutte
(Ornamental Pepper, Starburst Yellow Ornamental Pepper)
The bright golden yellow peppers of 'Starburst Yellow' 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...
James H. Schutte
(Bell Pepper, Sunray Pepper)
Fruity and sweet, 'Sunray' is a bell pepper that ripens from green to bright yellow. The blocky, four-lobed peppers have thick walls. Harvest them green about 67 days after planting from robust seedlings. Around three weeks later they will have matured to bright yellow. These are beautiful peppers for fresh eating or 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 is still...
(Jalapeño Pepper, Mild Jalapeño Pepper)
This 2009 introduction from the Texas Experimental Agricultural Station produces heavy yields of large jalapeno-style peppers that are high in virus resistance but low in heat. The plants are compact and heat-resistant, producing good crops in areas such Texas.
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 'Tam Mild Jalapeno 2' are followed...
James H. Schutte
(Bell Pepper, Tangerine Pimiento Pepper)
Growing into bushy plants, 'Tangerine Pimiento' is a sweet bell pepper that ripens from green to bright golden orange. Unlike other bell peppers that produce blocky, lobed fruits this variety's are rounder with smooth skin. Begin to harvest 'Tangerine Pimiento' peppers when green about 85 days after planting from robust seedlings. Another three weeks later or so they will mature to orange. The vibrant peppers are ideal for cooking and fresh eating. They look beautiful when roasted.
James H. Schutte
(Ornamental Pepper, Treasures Red Ornamental Pepper)
Clusters of bright red peppers decorate this high-performing ornamental pepper in the heat of summer. 'Treasures Red' is a compact selection that produces loads of spicy peppers that are valued more for their looks that taste. The muted dark green color of the plant's foliage contrasts nicely with the bright peppers.
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 ornamentals. Members of the...
(Bell Pepper, Yankee Bell Pepper)
Gardeners that live in areas with short growing seasons or cool summers should grow the ever-productive bell pepper, 'Yankee Bell.' The blocky fruits are harvestable when green about 60 days after planting and turn red another three weeks later. Most peppers require hot days and warm nights for good production but 'Yankee Bell' will produce loads of peppers under cooler temperatures than most.
Native to tropical America, these annuals had been grown and selected by Native Americans since...
(Bell Pepper, Yolo Wonder Pepper)
The green to red pepper, 'Yolo Wonder', is a prolific sweet bell pepper with improved resistance to tomato mosaic virus. Its medium-size, blocky fruits are harvestable when green about 72 to 75 days after planting robust seedlings and turn glossy bright red a couple weeks later. The fruit walls are thick, crisp and sweet and perfect 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...
Gerald L. Klingaman
Small, round, colorful, and spicy, cherry peppers add fire to foods and color to gardens worldwide. The Cerasiforme group includes many popular peppers such as ‘Marbles,’ ‘Cherry Bomb’ and ‘Purple Flash.’
These annuals or short-lived perennials come from tropical America, where they have been grown and selected for millenia. Peppers became available to Europeans when the New and Old worlds connected. Since then, many unique selections have been developed in Europe—particularly in warm Mediterranean...
Bred primarily for the florist trade, these cherry pepper cultivars bear small round colorful fruit atop erect stems. 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 by small, globular to ovoid,...
(Cone Pepper, Ornamental Pepper)
The colorful fruits of the cone pepper are invaluable in cuisines across the globe and attractive enough for plants to be used as ornamentals. The plants usually have erect, conical fruits that appear singly and not in clusters. Care must be taken with plants grown at nurseries for ornamental purposes; they may have been treated with pesticides or other chemicals not suitable for edible plants. Native to the tropical Americas, peppers are warm season annuals that have been grown and selected by Native...