Sweet Pepper


(Capsicum annuum) Native to the Americas, peppers come in thousands of varieties, many unusual flavors, and all shapes and sizes. Heirloom peppers are often more flavorful than the modern-types, and most give huge yields. They are one of the easiest crops to grow, and are not much bothered by pests. All types of peppers are frost-tender, and are usually started indoors several weeks before the last frost date, although they may be direct-seeded in gardens in long-season climates. Set transplants out after warm weather has really settled. Peppers prefer rich and moist soil and full sun, although they will tolerate some shade, and some, especially C. frutescens, actually prefer a break from hot summer sun. Most types can be used green or ripe, and hot types tend to become more pungent when fully ripened in hotter conditions.

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Ajvarski, Sweet Pepper

Ajvarski, Sweet Pepper PP185

80 days--Here's a really outstanding roasting pepper from eastern Macedonia.... Read More
Albino Bullnose Pepper

Albino Bullnose Pepper PP105

Beautiful, blocky 3-4 inch peppers are a lovely cream color. They have... Read More
Arroz con Pollo Pepper web

Arroz Con Pollo Pepper PP169

80 days. Originated in eastern Cuba. Another Caribbean “seasoning pepper!”... Read More
Ashe County Pimiento Pepper

Ashe County Pimiento Pepper PP140

A sweet, deep red, pimiento-type heirloom pepper that was discovered growing... Read More
Banana Pepper

Banana Pepper PP183

We're thrilled to offer this classic, sweet wax pepper that has been grown... Read More
Bulgarian Ratund Pepper

Bulgarian Ratund Pepper PP159

Slightly wrinkled, sheep-nose type pepper, on plants reaching to about... Read More
Bullnose Pepper

Bullnose Pepper PP124

75 days. The original Bull Nose pepper was popular in early America and... Read More
California Wonder

California Wonder Pepper PP106

70 days. An excellent green bell pepper of nice size and very good yield;... Read More
Canary Bell Pepper

Canary Bell Pepper PP191

70 days. Superior sweet pepper, medium-sized, thick-walled green fruits... Read More
Chocolate Beauty Pepper

Chocolate Beauty Pepper PP172

70 days. Blocky, medium to large, green, 3-4 lobed fruits ripen to a rich... Read More
Coban Red Pimiento Pepper

Coban Red Pimiento Pepper PP136

This local favorite was collected by us at a market in the beautiful mountain... Read More
Corbaci Pepper

Corbaci Pepper PP157

Unique and wonderful sweet pepper. Very long 10-inch fruit are curved and... Read More
Corno di Toro Giallo Pepper

Corno di Toro Giallo Pepper PP112

The traditional favorite in Italy. Long 8-inch tapered, bull-horn shaped... Read More
Corno di Toro Rosso Pepper

Corno di Toro Rosso Pepper PP113

Long 8-inch tapered, bull-horn shaped, red peppers are sweet and spicy.... Read More
Criolla de Cocina

Criolla De Cocina Pepper PP168

I first received seed for this great pepper 15 years ago, so I am so excited... Read More
Doux D'Espagne or Spanish Mammoth Pepper

Doux D'Espagne or Spanish Mammoth Pepper PP138

This variety was introduced before 1860. In the 1880's, this pepper was... Read More
Emerald Giant Pepper

Emerald Giant Pepper PP109

78 days. Large, blocky bells have thick sweet flesh. Dark green fruit turn... Read More
 Etiuda Pepper

Etiuda Pepper PP175

75 days--Blocky, thick-walled orange fruits are crisp, very sweet and juicy.... Read More
Figitelli Sicilia, Sweet Pepper

Figitelli Sicilia, Sweet Pepper PP182

Crisp, thick-walled fruits are sweet and juicy. Almost a pepperoncini type,... Read More
Friariello Di Napoli Pepper

Friariello Di Napoli Pepper PP163

This is the famous frying pepper of Naples, Italy. This heirloom produces... Read More

Gambo Pepper PP141

80 days. A thick-fleshed pepper that holds up well to cooking. Perfect... Read More
Georgescu Chocolate

Georgescu Chocolate Pepper PP158

A fine pepper of Romanian origin. Green fruits mature dark salmon-pink... Read More
Golden California Wonder

Golden Cal Wonder Pepper PP108

78 days. Colorful golden bells that are very sweet and tasty. Gold peppers... Read More
Golden Marconi Pepper

Golden Marconi Pepper PP127

80 days. A late Italian pepper with beautiful, big, yellow, 7-inch tapering... Read More
Habanada Sweet Pepper

Habanada - Sweet Pepper PP202

The world’s first truly heatless habanero! Bred by renown organic plant... Read More
Himo Togarashi

Himo Togarashi PP200

A slightly spicy, almost bitter green pepper that is a traditional cultural... Read More
Horizon Bell Pepper

Horizon Bell Pepper PP187

73 days--Plants produce excellent yields of brilliant orange-yellow bell... Read More
Italian Pepperoncini Pepper

Italian Pepperoncini Pepper PP111

The popular little, thin, pickling pepper. 3-5-inch fruit have a superb... Read More
Jimmy Nardello Italian Pepper

Jimmy Nardello Italian Pepper PP143

This fine Italian pepper was grown each year by Giuseppe and Angella Nardiello,... Read More
Jupiter Pepper

Jupiter Pepper PP135

80 days. A large older commercial variety that is perfect for home and... Read More
King of The North

King Of The North Pepper PP131

An exciting bell pepper for short-season growers. This variety produces... Read More
Large Red Antigua Pepper

Large Red Antigua Pepper PP132

We collected this pepper several years ago in the beautiful, historic mountain... Read More
Lilac Bell Pepper

Lilac Bell Pepper PP188

75 days--Fruits are a stunning medium lilac-purple. Crisp, juicy, and sweet!... Read More
Lipstick Pepper Web

Lipstick Pepper PP151

70 days. A delicious pepper with 4-inch long tapered, pimiento type fruit... Read More
Manganji Sweet Pepper

Manganji Sweet Pepper PP201

Sure to be a new sensation with chefs and foodies alike. Manganji is recognized... Read More
Marta Polka Pepper

Marta Polka Pepper PP199

75 days—Large, elongated bells ripen to golden yellow. Plants are very... Read More
Mehmet's Sweet Turkish Sweet Pepper

Mehmet's Sweet Turkish Sweet Pepper PP198

65-70 days. Introduced by Dr. Mehmet Oztan of two seeds in pod heirlooms,... Read More
Melrose Pepper

Melrose Pepper PP152

This is a superb heirloom frying pepper brought from Italy years ago. The... Read More
Midnight Dreams Bell Pepper

Midnight Dreams Bell Pepper PP189

75 days. Blocky four-lobed bells are the most amazing ebony-black we have... Read More
Miniature Chocolate Bell Pepper

Miniature Chocolate Bell Pepper PP181

90 days. Small, perfectly-formed bells are the color of milk chocolate.... Read More
Miniature Yellow Bell Pepper

Miniature Yellow Bell Pepper PP180

90 days. 2-inch long, miniature bells in cheery, sunny yellow are great... Read More
Mira Sweet Pepper

Mira Sweet Pepper PP194

Super-early Polish variety yield very large, very thick-walled fruits,... Read More
Oda Pepper

Oda Pepper PP190

70 days--Very strong, compact plants cranks out tapered, pointed bells... Read More
Odessa Market Pepper

Odessa Market Pepper PP153

This pepper comes from the Black Sea city of Odessa in Ukraine. A great... Read More
Orange Bell Pepper

Orange Bell Pepper PP137

Super sweet, brilliant orange fruit are blocky with good-sized thick flesh... Read More
Ozark Giant Bell Pepper

Ozark Giant Pepper PP154

What a pepper! This variety produces huge, long bell peppers that have... Read More
Paradicsom Alaku

Paradicsom Alaku Sarga Szentes Pepper PP160

80 days. One of the truly great Hungarian peppers. Yellow, flat, ribbed,... Read More
Peperone di Cuneo Pepper

Peperone di Cuneo Pepper PP173

78 days. Tomato shaped sweet peppers in red and yellow. Very productive,... Read More
Purple Beauty Pepper

Purple Beauty Pepper PP121

75 days. Purple peppers are always a favorite, as they are so colorful.... Read More
Quadrato d'Asti

Quadrato D'Asti Giallo Pepper PP103

80 days. The giant yellow Quadrato bell pepper. The huge fruit are a favorite... Read More
Quadrato Rosso Pepper

Quadrato D'Asti Rosso Pepper PP102

80 days. Very thick, brilliant red flesh; the fruit are huge with delicious... Read More

Red Belgian Pepper PP128

This Variety is popular among growers for its earliness and high yields.... Read More
Red Cheese Pepper

Red Cheese Pepper PP119

80 days. Candy-sweet, round, flat, 3-inch pimento-type peppers that have... Read More
Red Marconi Pepper

Red Marconi Pepper PP107

80 days. A late Italian pepper that yields big 7-inch long tapering fruit;... Read More
Red mini Bell Pepper

Red Mini Bell Pepper PP120

60 days. Oh, so cute! Tiny, red, bell peppers are only about 1-1/2 inches... Read More

Sheepnose Pimento Pepper PP171

70 days. Gorgeous cheese-type sweet pepper, ripening from green to red.... Read More
Shishito Pepper

Shishito Pepper PP144

A favorite old Japanese variety which produces 3-inch long, slightly wrinkled... Read More
Sigaretta di bergama

Sigaretta De Bergamo Pepper PP165

We offer here the esteemed "Cigarette Pepper" of Bergamo, Italy. The long,... Read More
Sweet Chocolate

Sweet Chocolate Pepper PP126

75 days. I love the flavor of this rich, chocolate-brown pepper. The flesh... Read More

Sweet Red Stuffing Pepper PP130

The brilliant red-colored version of our heirloom stuffing peppers which... Read More
Sweet Yellow Stuffing Pepper

Sweet Yellow Stuffing Pepper PP129

This amazing little pepper comes to us from an Amish grower of Indiana.... Read More
Syrian Three Sided Peppers

Syrian Three Sided Pepper PP176

80 days. Large fruits are about 6-8 inches long and as large around as... Read More
Tequilla Sunrise Pepper

Tequila Sunrise Pepper PP142

Small plants set lots of unique, glowing, golden-orange, carrot-shaped... Read More
Topepo Giallo Sweet Pepper

Topepo Giallo Sweet Pepper PP192

Gorgeous, nearly-round fruits are incredibly sweet, juicy and thick-walled,... Read More
Topepo Rosso Pepper

Topepo Rosso Pepper PP101

This Italian heirloom produces tasty, blood red, round pimento-type peppers... Read More
Violet Sparkle Pepper

Violet Sparkle Pepper PP167

75 days—Pointed, wedge-shaped fruits are purple streaked with pale yellow.... Read More
Weaver's Mennonite Stuffing Sweet Pepper

Weaver's Mennonite Stuffing Sweet Pepper PP197

Flattened red fruits are sweet and so tiny—seldom exceed an inch in diameter.... Read More
White Cloud Pepper

White Cloud Pepper PP122

70 days—Ivory bell-shaped fruits start out pale ivory, ripening in due... Read More
White Lakes Pepper

White Lakes Pepper PP161

Very generous producer of dainty, somewhat pointed peppers. The young fruits... Read More

Yellow Monster Pepper PP156

90 days. Gigantic, behemoth elongated yellow bell peppers can grow 8 inches... Read More
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