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Hot Peppers

Total: 51 hot pepper varieties.

Variety Family Heat Level Fruit Color Seed source Description History Year grown Fruit Shape Type Maturity Country
Aji Limon C. baccatum medium yellow Pepper Gal 13 Mid-to late season. 3' gangling plants typical for baccatum species. Cone-shaped pods mature from green to bright yellow and are 2.5-3" long and 0.5"-0.75" in diameter. Not many seeds. Deliciously hot with some subtle lemon flavor and therefore well suited for fish and chicken dishes. Very high yields. * Originated in Peru, where it is very popular and known as Kellu Uchu.
  • First offered in the Seed Savers 1999 Yearbook by William Woys Weaver of Paoli, Pennsylvania (PA WE W), who got the seeds from Jack Ruttle, Alburtis, Pennsylvania in 1996. This is what Jack Ruttle wrote about it in July 2016:
    • "HI Tatiana, I’m Jack Ruttle the person who introduced this pepper ( see SSE yearbook 2015 . p. 232), and I thought you might like to hear a little more of the story behind it. I have spent my whole professional career writing and publishing info on plants. I was at Organic Gardening mag from 1975 to 1988, and then at National Gardening from 1988 to 1996, and then at Garden Design from 1996 to 2004. ( Now retired) And because we often published info about new varieties, I was often sent seed to test. So many I really couldn’t test them all. I can’t remember the year but I believe it was around 1990, I was sent seed for this unnamed pepper from Shepherd’s Seeds in California. I liked it and saved seed from it. And was glad I did, because they never introduced it. Perhaps because it was slow to germinate, maybe because it was so very hot — I have no idea. Many experimental varieties we were sent were never introduced. So I continued to grow it and save seed , and on a visit to my place, William Woys Weaver asked for some, and I was happy to send some along with him. In the late 90’s I was working for the Burpee Seed Co and gave some of the seed to them too, along with the name I came up with for it Hot Lemon. In autumn of the year I got the pepper, I called Shepherd’s seeds and was told they called the pepper Limon, and they thought the pepper was purchased at a veg market in Ecuador. Limon is of course Spanish for lemon, and I think the pepper has that name because it has a pure lemon-yellow skin when ripe. The pepper has a delicious aroma/flavor that is not like either ordinary hot peppers or like Habaneros. I think it’s crazy the way so many people swear it has a citrus flavor … under the influence of the name Lemon, no doubt. The flavor is unique and reminds me most of some sort of pine-sap fragrance, definitely not citrus, tho. I just google-imaged the name Hot Lemon, and most of the pics show the pepper that I originally got. They are about 3” long , narrow and wrinkly. Some show a stubbier pepper with a pointed tip — it’s an off type and may be a natural hybrid. I don’t have the pepper anymore. Deer destroyed my veg garden about 12 years ago. But this year out of curiosity I am growing the pepper Lemon Drop — I bought the plants from a neighbor who is the local pepper king. When I showed him my Limons 15 or 20 years ago, he said they were the same as Lemon Drop. When these ripen, I’ll let you know what I think on that score."
  • According to Wikipedia, baccatum pepper types started to appear in the Western world in the early 1990s.
  • Please note that Lemon Drop (Pepper) (USDA, PI 315024 (Peru)) is sometimes classified as C. chinense, and other times as C. baccatum. The best way to differentiate between chinense and baccatum species is by petals color - baccatums have greenish-yellow speckles on petals, and chinense peppers do not.
conical
long
slim
aji midseason Peru
Aji Rojo C. baccatum hot red Jeannine Chalmers, Coquitlam, BC, Canada 12 / CV? (C. bacattum) Tall and lanky plants with narrow leaves grow to 3-4' tall. Heavy fruit set quite early in the season. Beautiful slim long peppers mature from pale green to brilliant red. 0.75 x 4". Delicious hot flavor, with nice fruity undertones. High yields. Dries easily. * Originated in Peru. Some sources say that it came from La Paz, Bolivia.
  • First offered in the Seed Savers 1996 Yearbook by Stephen Fox of Plano, Texas (TX FO S), who purchased seeds from Johnny's Selected Seeds . Not listed by SSE members since 2006.
  • Perhaps due to its somewhat generic name, there are some other peppers with the same name exist - i.e., small round red.
2013 long
slim
aji midseason Peru
Alma Paprika C. annuum mild white turning red at maturity Pinetree Seeds 08 (Capsicum annuum). Very beautiful, smooth round flattened fruits that mature from light yellow to orange and then to red. 2-2.5" x 1.5". Very mild with spicy seeds. Excellent for home-made paprika. Compact plants. Very reliable producer in our cool climate in Pacific North West. * Originally from Hungary. 2012 round
flattened
cheese Hungary
Anaheim C. annuum medium red 1. Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds 07
2. NESeed 11
C. annuum. Mild hot large chili peppers that mature from green to red. * Originated in New Mexico. The name "Anaheim" derives from a farmer named Emilio Ortega who brought the seeds to the Anaheim, California, area in the early 1900s. 2007
2011
long anaheim midseason New Mexico
Ancho San Luis C. annuum mild red Tomato Growers Supply 10 Large conical pods, they start out very dark green and then turn mahogany red. Pods are 5-6" long and 2-3" in diameter at the stem end. Mildly hot. Plants are very vigorous and can get up to 4' tall. Excellent fresh or dried, great for salsa or roasting. *It is used to make mole and chile rellanos, which are intergral part of Mexican cuisine. In Mexico, the peppers are known as 'Ancho' when dried and 'Poblano' when fresh.
  • First offered in the Seed Savers 1996 Yearbook by Donald C. Kellums of Port Byron, Illinois (IL KE D), who purchased seeds from Tomato Growers Supply .
2014 conical ancho midseason Mexico
Bahia C. frutescens hot red Seed Savers Heritage Farm, Decorah, Iowa (IA SSE HF) 13 / Howard C. Essl of Bethesda, Maryland (MD ES H) Small red cayenne peppers, pods are 2" x 1/2". Medium hot. Very prolific. Plants are 2.5-3' tall, with dark green leaves that are more narrow than most of the other peppers. Separates easily from stem. Dries easily and makes delicious cayenne powder. * Originated in Brazil (?).
  • First offered in the Seed Savers 1988 Yearbook by Howard C. Essl of Bethesda, Maryland (MD ES H)
  • SSE PEPPER 262.
  • Introduced commercially by Tatiana's TOMATObase Seeds in 2015.
2014 chili midseason Brazil
Bhut Jolokia C. chinense extremely hot red local nursery Later season pepper that needs to be started early in our area. It does quite well in 2 gallon pots, but much better in the open ground or larger container. Pods are conical and crinkled, they turn from light green to red color, 2.5-3" long and 1" in diameter at the stem end, Extremely hot and very flavorful and aromatic. (6 seeds / packet) * Reportedly one of the world’s hottest chilli with an official Scoville heat rating (SHU) of 1,001,304 SHU, twice that of the previous record holder, the Red Savina.
  • According to Wikipedia, Bhut Jolokia is an interspecific hybrid cultivated in the Indian states of Assam, Nagaland, and Manipur. There was initially some confusion and disagreement about whether it was a Capsicum frutescens or a Capsicum chinense pepper, but DNA tests showed it to be an interspecies hybrid, mostly C. chinense with some C. frutescens genes.
  • First offered in the Seed Savers 2010 Yearbook by Gary W. Maness of Greensboro, North Carolina (NC MA G) (seeds from NC JO R 2008) and Harry Martz of Imler, Pennsylvania (PA MA H), seeds from NMSU Chile Pepper Institute.
  • Assamese: ভোট-জলকীয়া
2014 pendant habanero midseason India
Bhut Jolokia Chocolate C. chinense extremely hot brown CV Nicky's Nursery 13 Late maturing. 3' tall plants. Chocolate colored pods. Extremely hot and very aromatic, just like the original red Bhut Jolokia. The seeds that we purchased at Nicky's Nursery were not pure, and some plants produced red pods. We have collected seeds only from correct plants. (5 seeds / packet) * A chocolate variant of Bhut Jolokia pepper, which is reportedly one of the world’s hottest chilli with an official Scoville heat rating (SHU) of 1,001,304 SHU, twice that of the previous record holder, the Red Savina.
  • This is believed to be a natural variant of Bhut Jolokia.
  • According to Wikipedia, Bhut Jolokia is an interspecific hybrid cultivated in the Indian states of Assam, Nagaland, and Manipur. There was initially some confusion and disagreement about whether it was a Capsicum frutescens or a Capsicum chinense pepper, but DNA tests showed it to be an interspecies hybrid, mostly C. chinense with some C. frutescens genes.
2014 pendant habanero midseason India
Bhut Jolokia White C. chinense extremely hot white CV Nicky's Nursery 13 Late maturing. 3' tall plants. Creamy white colored pods, smoother than red Bhut Jolokia, very beautiful. Extremely hot and highly aromatic. The seeds that we purchased at Nicky's Nursery were not very pure, as most plants produced red peppers, and only one plant had correct creamy fruits. Perhaps this variant is still not fully stable? (5 seeds / packet) * A creamy-white variant of Bhut Jolokia pepper, which is reportedly one of the world’s hottest chilli with an official Scoville heat rating (SHU) of 1,001,304 SHU, twice that of the previous record holder, the Red Savina.
  • According to Wikipedia, Bhut Jolokia is an interspecific hybrid cultivated in the Indian states of Assam, Nagaland, and Manipur. There was initially some confusion and disagreement about whether it was a Capsicum frutescens or a Capsicum chinense pepper, but DNA tests showed it to be an interspecies hybrid, mostly C. chinense with some C. frutescens genes.
2014 pendant habanero midseason India
Bogyiszloi C. annuum mild red Geza Korbely, Hungary 09 Very compact plants. Early fruit set and early maturing. Pods have smooth skin, and ripen from creamy yellow to orange and finally to orange-red. 2-2.5" in diameter and 3" long. Great for paprika. Mild heat. * From Hungary?
  • First offered in the Seed Savers 2003 Yearbook by Sharon Vadas-Arendt of Longmont, Colorado (CO VA S), who received seeds from Geza Korbely, Hungary.
  • SSE PEPPER 2076.
  • Introduced commercially in North America by Tatiana's TOMATObase Seeds in 2015.
2014 round
oval
paprika
frying
midseason Hungary
Cayenne Large Red Thick C. annuum very hot red 1. West Coast Seeds 10
2. NESeed 13
Long, curved, tapered and wrinkled large pods up to 7-8" in length, this is a beautiful and high yielding cayenne pepper. Turn scarlet red at maturity. Vigorous plants. Very hot and so delicious. Very high yields. * A new variety developed by the USDA and is believed to be the hottest Cayenne type. 2013 conical
long
cayenne midseason USA
Cayenne Long Thin C. annuum very hot red 1. Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds 13
2. local nursery
2' tall plants. Beautiful slender and long peppers that turn bright-red. Up to 6" long and 0.5" in diameter. Very hot and delicious flavor. High yields. Dries easily. * An old heirloom variety, named for the city of Cayenne in French Guiana.
  • Cayenne pepper is known for its health benefits - see [1]
2013 conical
long
cayenne midseason USA
Chimayo C. annuum medium red 1. Rob Gee, OH 09
2. Randall Simmons, Burlington, IA 12 / CV Sandia Seed
This strain of Chimayo pepper from Sandia Seed produces large, up to 8-10" long pods that turn dark red when fully mature. Delicious flavor with medium heat. * a.k.a. Chimayó.
  • An heirloom variety from Chimayo, New Mexico, USA.
  • United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), PI 593474. Donated to USDA in 1994.
  • First offered in the Seed Savers 1989 Yearbook by Joseph DiMaio of Durham, North Carolina (NC DI J).
  • SSE PEPPER 99.
2014 conical chili midseason USA
Chocolate Cherry (Pepper) C. annuum medium brown Richard Nadeau of St-Pie-de-Guire, Quebec (QUE NA R) 12 / Solana Seeds Compact branching plants, 2' tall. Fruits are small, 1-1.5" in diameter, flattened round cherry-type that ripen from dark green to beautiful chocolate brown. Some fruits have little to almost no heat, but others have some nice heat. Great flavor. Well suited for stuffing and do very well in pots. We love them fresh, stuffed with home-made cream cheese. * ?
  • First offered in the Seed Savers 1995 Yearbook by Brad Boese of Saginaw, Michigan (MI BO B).
2013 round cherry early
Crimson Hot C. annuum mild red Richard Nadeau of St-Pie-de-Guire, Quebec (QUE NA R) 12 / ONT AC D Pods are 6-8" long by 1-1.5" at the stem end, with pointy end. Mildly hot. Immature pods are glossy and dark green in color, turning waxy bright red at full maturity. Surprisingly thick (up to 5mm) walls for a spicy pepper! Pretty early and performs very well in cooler climates. Excellent flavor, fresh or dried for spicy paprika. * First offered in the Seed Savers 1992 Yearbook by Maurice H. Anderson of Stacy, Minnesota (MN AN M), who bought seeds from CV Stokes Seeds, Inc..
  • SSE PEPPER 101.
2014 long chili
ancho
midseason USA
Cserko C. annuum medium red Geza Korbely, Hungary 09 Red cherry-sized hot peppers that are so prolific, tasty, and so aromatic. 3-4' tall plants. I was never interested in growing cherry peppers before I sampled this one! Highly recommended. * Hungarian origin. 2013 round cherry early Hungary
De Bresse C. annuum mild red Nathalie Antaya of Saint-Robert, Quebec, Canada (QUE AN N) 12 / Seed Savers Heritage Farm, Decorah, Iowa (IA SSE HF) / AUST PO M 5-8" long cylindrical fruits with blunt end, 1" in diameter. Delicious mild hot and fruity flavor. Very prolific, excellent for drying. Fruits turn from green to brownish and then to red. * An heirloom from the Bresse region, near Lyon, France.
  • First offered in the Seed Savers 1998 Yearbook by Amy Goldman of Rhinebeck, New York (NY GO A), who received seeds from Gilbert Thebault of Sauze, France.
  • SSE PEPPER 714.
2013 conical
long
pimento
chili
midseason France
Festival C. annuum medium purple Craig LeHoullier of Raleigh, North Carolina (NC LE C) 12 Very decorative plants with dark purple foliage and purple flowers. Small conical fruits that start out purple (eggplant color) and mature to red. Fruits are 1.5-2" long, are medium hot, and dry up very well. * Developed by Craig LeHoullier of Raleigh, North Carolina. 2012 conical midseason USA
Gemstone C. annuum medium purple turning red at maturity Craig LeHoullier of Raleigh, North Carolina (NC LE C) 12 Very ornamental plants with beautiful purplish green foliage. Leaves start out purple and then show mottled green in the middle. Leaves are darker purple in full sun, and greener when grown under plastic. Small purple flowers and very small upward pointed purple fruits that turn pale red when fully mature. Fruits are conical in shape and medium hot in flavor. * Developed by Craig LeHoullier of Raleigh, North Carolina by stabilizing a selection from an unknown hot pepper that appeared to be a hybrid / cross. Stabilized to the F9 generation.
  • First offered in the Seed Savers 2013 Yearbook by Craig LeHoullier of Raleigh, North Carolina (NC LE C).
2012
2014
conical chili
ornamental
midseason USA
Golden Greek Pepperoncini C. annuum very mild red Tomato Growers Supply 10 Vigorous tall and bushy plants. Pods are 5-7" long and 1.5-1.75" in diameter, they starts as green, then turn green-yellow (hence the name). They are usually picked at green stage, but they are even better flavored when they are fully matured and turn bright glossy red. Fruits are very sweet, with just a very tiny hint of spice, very deep complex flavor. Very aromatic. High yields. Excellent fresh and dried for paprika, as well as for pickling. * ?
  • First offered in the Seed Savers 2004 Yearbook by Marianne Jones of Dickson, Tennessee (TN JO M), who purchased seeds from Tomato Growers Supply .
2014 long
cylinder
pepperoncini midseason Greece
Guajillo C. annuum medium red 1. Tomato Growers Supply 08
2. CV ChiliSeedUSA.com 13
Medium-hot chili peppers that mature from green to brown and eventually to red. Fruits are 4" to 6" long and about 1" in diameter. Excellent for both fresh eating in salads or salsa and sauces. Medium to late season. Tall plants, very productive. * Originated in Mexico.
  • The name means 'little gourd' for the rattling sound the seeds make in the dried pods.
2009(1)
2013*(2)
long
slim
chili midseason Mexico
Habanero, Orange C. chinense very hot orange 1. The Sample Seed Shop 13
2. NESeed 13
This is an orange version of habanero pepper. 1-1.5" long peppers with a tapered end. Extremely hot! Wonderful aroma. * According to Wikipedia, the habanero chili comes from the Amazonas region, and it was spread through Mexico. The first domesticated habanero was dated at 8,500 years old, and it was found at an archaeological dig in Mexico.
  • Common colors are orange and red, but there are also white, brown, and pink habanero peppers available.
2014 pendant habanero late Mexico
Habanero, Red C. chinense very hot red 1. The Sample Seed Shop 13
2. NESeed 13
This is the red version of the habanero pepper. 1-1.5" long peppers with a tapered end. Extremely hot! * According to Wikipedia, the habanero chili comes from the Amazonas region, and it was spread through Mexico. The first domesticated habanero was dated at 8,500 years old, and it was found at an archaeological dig in Mexico.
  • Common colors are orange and red, but there are also white, brown, and pink habanero peppers available.
2014 pendant habanero late Mexico
Habanero, Yellow C. chinense very hot yellow a volunteer from a local food bank, Port Moody, BC, Canada 12 This is a yellow version of habanero pepper. 2" long and 1.5" wide peppers with a tapered end. Delicious flavor and fruity aroma. Very hot! (limited, 15 seeds / packets) * According to Wikipedia, habanero chilis come from the Amazonas region, and it was spread through Mexico. The first domesticated habanero was dated at 8,500 years old, and it was found at an archaeological dig in Mexico.
  • Common colors are orange and red, but there are also white, brown, and pink habanero peppers available.
2013 pendant habanero late Mexico
Hidalgo C. annuum medium red Pepper Gal 13 Plants have somewhat unusual appearance, with more narrow leaves and some white fuzz. Peppers are similar in shape and heat level to Serrano peppers. Small cylindrical pods up to 2" long will mature from dark green to bright red and have shiny skin and thicker walls. Great for pickling, salsa or hot sauces. High yields. * According to some online sources, this is an heirloom pepper variety.
  • Based on the name, it may have come from Hidalgo region in Eastern Mexico.
  • First offered in the Seed Savers 1991 Yearbook by Donald C. Kellums of Port Byron, Illinois (IL KE D), who purchased seeds from CV Baxter Seed Co.
  • It has not been listed in SSE Yearbooks since 1994, but it is still available from a number of small seed vendors in the early 2010s.
2014 conical chili
serrano
midseason Mexico
Jalapeno M C. annuum medium red Tomato Growers Supply 14 Fruits are 3" long and 1-1.5" in diameter at stem end, conical shape with rounded tips. Dark green color when not fully mature, it turns bright red when fully ripe. Medium heat. Thick walls. Delicious flavor. Very productive. Easy to grow. * Well-known jalapeno type. 2013* conical jalapeño midseason unknown
Jasmyn Rissie C. chinense mild red Alan Reynolds, Hercules, South Africa 13 Very tall and sprawling plants produce lots of round and smooth pod that turn from light green to red when fully mature. Pods are about 2" in diameter. Very similar to Peppadew. Mildly hot when seeds are removed, hotter with seeds, very flavorful. Probably C. chinense, but we are not 100% sure. * Collected in Hartbeespoort, a small resort town in the North West Province of South Africa, situated on slopes of the Magaliesberg mountain and the banks of the Hartbeespoort Dam. The name of the town means "gateway of the hartbees" (a species of antelope) in Afrikaans.
  • Seeds came to Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T) from Alan Reynolds of Hercules, South Africa in 2013 along with many other South African pepper landraces.
  • Introduced commercially in North America by Tatiana's TOMATObase Seeds in 2015.
2014 round cherry
chili
late South Africa
Jerusalem (Pepper) C. annuum hot purple turning red at maturity Seed Savers Heritage Farm, Decorah, Iowa (IA SSE HF) 13 / Charles E. Hinckley of Nevada, Missouri (MO HI C) Plants grow about 2-2.5' tall and produce many small 2-2.5" pendant-shaped pods that go through many colorful stages, from green to purplish, then to greenish-yellow, before they finally mature to red. Dries very easily. Very hot and flavorful. Very ornamental too. * From Freda Austin's mother.
  • First offered in the Seed Savers 1989 Yearbook by Charles E. Hinckley of Nevada, Missouri (MO HI C), seeds from a friend (Freda Austin?).
  • SSE PEPPER 474.
  • Introduced commercially by Tatiana's TOMATObase Seeds in 2015.
2014 pendant chili
ornamental
midseason
Kigali Hills C. annuum very hot red Alan Reynolds, Hercules, South Africa 13 Very prolific chili pepper. 2.5-3" long pods turn red when fully mature, but can also be used when green, when they have less heat. Quite hot! * Seeds were collected in Botswana, South Africa. It may have been originated in Rwanda.
  • Seeds came to Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T) from Alan Reynolds of Hercules, South Africa in 2013 along with many other South African pepper landraces.
  • Very rare and endangered.
  • Introduced commercially by Tatiana's TOMATObase Seeds in 2015.
2014 long
slim
chili midseason Botswana
Kop'yo Indeytsa C. annuum medium red Valery Popenko, Kazakhstan 13 / CV Pervye Semena 13 Very compact plants with long and very slender red peppers. Medium hot. Early maturing. * Russian commercial variety. The name means 'Indian Spear' in Russian. Most fruits are shaped like Indian spear. 2013 long
slim
cayenne midseason Russia
Mahem Alan Reynolds, Hercules, South Africa 13 Small seeds. Small and thin pods are 2.5-3" long and turn red when fully mature. Very hot and delicious. Plants do very well in pots, and produce lots of peppers. Very easy to dry. Most of the peppers turn red on the plant at the same time, but this may be different in the southern areas with long growing season. * Collected at Ga-Rankuwa turnoff in South Africa.
  • Very rare and endangered.
  • Seeds came to Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T) from Alan Reynolds of Hercules, South Africa in 2013 along with many other South African pepper landraces.
2014 chili midseason Togo
Mauve Hot C. annuum medium purple Julien Schmit of Nancy, France 10 Spicy bell peppers with 3-4 lobes. Fruits start as creamy-white and develop some lilac tinge, then will turn purple. As pods mature, they turn brighter yellow with orange tinge, and eventually turn dark purplish red, when fully mature. * A spicy offtype of Mauve pepper, that appeared in Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T) garden in 2013. 2014 bell bell midseason Canada
Mild Moroccan C. annuum very mild red Richard Nadeau of St-Pie-de-Guire, Quebec (QUE NA R) 12 / P. de Vienne Small round and flattened pods ripen from green to red and have ruffled shoulders. Very good sweet flavor, only with very mild spiciness. Plants are quite tall and very prolific. Very cute peppers, perfect for stuffing. * Moroccan pepper, from northwest Africa. 2014 round
flattened
paprika
cheese
midseason Morocco
Navaho C. annuum mild red Skyfire Garden Seeds 08 (KS TA E) / CV We10 Conical mildly hot chili peppers, 5-8" long and 1" in diameter, this pepper is mild when green, but develops some heat when red, depending on your weather. The flavor and heat intensifies as they mature. High yields. * ?
  • First offered in the Seed Savers 2004 Yearbook by Erin Micki Taylor of Kanopolis, Kansas (KS TA E), who bought the seeds from CV We10.
2012 (crop failure)
2013
conical
long
frying
anaheim
chili
midseason unknown
Pasilla Bajio C. annuum mild brown 1. Pinetree Seeds 08
2. Tomato Growers Supply 12
(Capsicum annuum). Plants are vigorous and very productive and quite hardy, withstanding low temperatures here in PNW way into October. Fruits are dark green when immature, turning brown when fully mature. They are 5-7" long and about 1" in diameter. The flavor is mildly hot and spicy, getting more heat when fully mature. This pepper is usually dried and used for smoky flavored sauces. * It originated and is common in Mexico.
  • Resistant to Tobacco Mosaic Virus.
2012 long
slim
pasilla midseason Mexico
Pelso C. annuum mild white turning red at maturity Geza Korbely, Hungary 09 Large 2-4.5 oz peppers ripening from creamy white to orange-red. 3-5" long and 2-3" wide, conical shape, thick fleshy walls. Nice mild heat, very good flavor, very aromatic. Excellent in stir-fry, or fresh in salads if you like some spiciness. We add it into ajika paste to tone down scorching habanero heat and to add some substance. Heavy yields. Excellent find! * Hungarian origin. 2013 conical chili midseason Hungary
Petit Marseillais C. annuum very mild orange Richard Nadeau of St-Pie-de-Guire, Quebec (QUE NA R) 12 / Solana Seeds Yellow-orange small peppers with sweet and just a bit spicy flavor, delicious, very aromatic. 3-5" long and 1.5" in diameter, ruffled, 2-3 lobes, with thin walls. Easy to dry. Plants are 2' tall. A perfect addition to any stir-fry dish. A perfect companion to Shishitou pepper. * French heirloom. 2013 conical bell
paprika
midseason France
Piazinho C. chinense hot red Bayou Traders Peppermania 13 (C. chinense) 1.5-2" long and 0.8-1" across red peppers shaped like a little pendants. Very hot and absolutely delicious. Quite early for a chinense type pepper, it starts maturing way before our habaneros. Very high yields. Our favorite pepper among superhots. * From Brazil (?). 2013 pendant habanero late Brazil
Piment d'Espelette C. annuum very mild red Alex Popovich, Surrey, BC, Canada 12 Large conical peppers up to 6-7" long and 1.5-2" in diameter. Only mildly spicy, this pepper has delicious sweet and almost smoky flavor. In our cool summer, we did not detect much heat in this pepper. Great for fresh eating or can be dried for the most flavorful and aromatic paprika. * A French Basque pepper. According to Wikipedia, this pepper is cultivated in the French commune of Espelette, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, traditionally the northern territory of the Basque people. It is a cornerstone of Basque cuisine, where it replaced black pepper.
  • First offered in the Seed Savers 1994 Yearbook by Bruno Ansker of Ergue-Gaberic, France (FRAN AN B).
2014 conical
long
paprika
chili
midseason France
Pimiento de Padron C. annuum mild red 1. Donald C. Kellums of Port Byron, Illinois (IL KE D) 12 / CV Sementi
2. Tomato Growers Supply 14
Elongated red peppers, 3-5" long and 1.5-1.8" in diameter, thin walls, a bit wrinkled and curved. In the first few fruits the heat was only in seeds and membranes, but the flesh is quite mild and sweet. Fruits get hotter as they mature, and acquire some delicious medium heat. We liked it fresh in a tomato salad, it adds a wonderful dimension of flavor. * Spanish heirloom from Padron, Galicia region in NW Spain, originally from the FrancIscan Monastery of Padron nearby Santiago de Compostela.
  • SSE PEPPER 8.
  • First offered in the Seed Savers 1992 Yearbook by Maurice H. Anderson of Stacy, Minnesota (MN AN M), who got the seeds from J. Hartley, MA.
  • The peculiarity of this type of peppers is that the flavor is usually mild, but some fruits can turn out to be quite hot. For more information see Padrón peppers Wikipedia article.
2013 long frying
pimento
midseason Spain
Purple Jalapeno C. annuum medium purple turning red at maturity 1. Richard Nadeau of St-Pie-de-Guire, Quebec (QUE NA R) 12 / Solana Seeds
2. Tomato Growers Supply 14
Pretty plants with beautiful purplish leaves. High yield of 5-6 cm long fruits that ripen from green to purple and finally to dark brown-red when fully mature. Thin flesh, very delicious hot flavor, very aromatic. * ?
  • First offered in the Seed Savers 2000 Yearbook by Marianne Jones of Dickson, Tennessee (TN JO M), who purchased seeds from Totally Tomatoes .
2013 conical jalapeño midseason unknown
Pusa Sadabahar C. annuum very hot red Seed Savers Heritage Farm, Decorah, Iowa (IA SSE HF) 13 / James A Wolfe of Rogersville, Tennessee (TN WO J) / Terry Berke of Shanhua Tainan, Taiwan (TAIW BE T) 99 2.5-3' tall plants produce small tapered cayenne peppers in erect clusters. Pods mature to red and are 2-2.5" long and 0.3" in diameter. Leaves are dark green and more narrow compared to other C. annuum pepper varieties. This pepper is designed to make the Indian curries hot, as it produces insane amounts of delicious hot peppers. * Landrace from India.
  • First offered in the Seed Savers 1999 Yearbook by Terry Berke of Shanhua Tainan, Taiwan (TAIW BE T).
  • SSE PEPPER 2051.
  • United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), PI 640635. Seeds collected in India, but donated to the USDA from Taiwan in 1998.
  • Introduced commercially in Noprth America by Tatiana's TOMATObase Seeds in 2015.
2014 slim cayenne midseason India
Ram's Horn C. annuum hot red Seed Savers Heritage Farm, Decorah, Iowa (IA SSE HF) 13 / IN HI L Long slender pods, 1" in diameter and up to 8" long, mostly curved, hence the name. Ripen from green to red. Very hot, with delicious sweet undertones. It was the earliest hot pepper to turn color in our 2014 garden, so I would certainly call it 'early'. * A very old heirloom obtained from Jim Fischer of Elkhart, Indiana, whose family grew this variety in Asheville, North Carolina since circa 1885.
  • Listed by many SSE members in the SSE Yearbook in the 80-90s, but becoming quite rare these days.
  • SSE PEPPER 13.
  • Introduced commercially by Tatiana's TOMATObase Seeds in 2015.
2014 long
slim
chili midseason USA
Rooster Spur C. annuum hot red Pepper Gal Bright red slim pods up to 1.5-2" long. Very good dried and ground into chili powder. Compact plants well suited for pots. Early fruit set and maturity. Medium to high heat and lovely flavor. Dries very easily. Plants are extremely productive. * An heirloom hot pepper from Virgil T. Ainsworth of Laurel, Mississippi. Grown in his family for more than 100 years.
  • Traditionally used to make Rooster Pepper Sausage.
  • This pepper has been listed in the SSE Yearbooks since the 1980s.
  • SSE PEPPER 46.
2014 long cayenne
chili
midseason USA
Scotch Bonnet Red C. chinense very hot red Jeannine Chalmers, BC 12 / mpdjulie 10 (C. chinense) This smooth habanero-type pepper ripens from green to red. 2" long and about 1.5" in diameter. Some pods have a cute pointed tip. Very hot, with delicious flavor and wonderful aroma, it really brightens up our ajika sauce and adds a new flavor dimension to many dishes. Dries up easily for adding more heat into your home made paprika. (15 seeds / packet) * Found in the Caribbean islands and in Guyana and the Maldives Islands and West Africa. Named for its resemblance to a Tam O'Shanter hat. 2013 pendant habanero late Jamaica
Serrano Huasteca C. annuum hot red Seed Savers Heritage Farm, Decorah, Iowa (IA SSE HF) 13 / Keith A. Seeger of Glenview, Illinois (IL SE K) 02 / CV Sh2 Came to me as 'Serrano Hausteca', but the region in Spain where this pepper allegedly came from is called Huasteca, and not Hausteca. So the name was obviously misspelled. Plants are quite unusual, with more narrow dark green leaves, and slightly woolly appearance. Long and narrow pods, 0.5" in diameter and 2-3" long, turning from dark green to red. Medium-hot and very flavorful. Excellent for dehydrating and makes delicious hot paprika. Very prolific. * SSE PEPPER 2007. Misspelled as Serrano Hausteca in SSE Yearbooks.
  • First offered in the Seed Savers 2001 Yearbook by Keith A. Seeger of Glenview, Illinois (IL SE K), seeds from CV Sh2.
  • La Huasteca is a geographical and cultural region located in Mexico along the Gulf of Mexico which includes parts of the states of Tamaulipas, Veracruz, Puebla, Hidalgo, San Luis Potosí, Querétaro, and Guanajuato.
  • Introduced commercially by Tatiana's TOMATObase Seeds in 2015.
2014 cylinder serrano midseason Mexico
Smooth Orange C. annuum medium orange Seed Savers Heritage Farm, Decorah, Iowa (IA SSE HF) 13 / Tom Jerde of Westby, Wisconsin (WI JE T) Leaves are a bit paler and more narrow than other pepper varieties. Plants start branching early and stay very compact for the large number of the pods they produce. Early flowering and fruit set. Pods are small and cylindrical in shape, about 2-2.5" long and 0.75" in diameter. They are smooth, as the name suggests, and mature from green to golden. Medium heat. Very prolific. * ?
  • First offered in the Seed Savers 2001 Yearbook by Tom Jerde of Westby, Wisconsin (WI JE T).
  • SSE PEPPER 1851.
  • Introduced commercially by Tatiana's TOMATObase Seeds in 2015.
2014 conical jalapeño
chili
midseason
Sucette de Provence C. annuum medium red Alex Popovich, Surrey, BC, Canada 12 / Les Doigts Vert, France Vigorous plants produce lots of peppers all season long until frost. Pods are 6" long and 1/2-3/4" in diameter, medium hot and so tasty, both in green and red stage. They dry up easily and can be ground into medium-hot paprika powder. A very good spicy addition to a fresh tomato salad or to your marinade. * French heirloom.
  • First offered in the Seed Savers 1998 Yearbook by Seed Savers Heritage Farm, Decorah, Iowa (IA SSE HF), seeds from CV Lem.
  • SSE PEPPER 195.
2013 long chili midseason France
Tam Jalapeno C. annuum mild red Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds 07 Very nice mild Jalapeno type, with the same delicious flavor, low heat. Very productive. Small elongated peppers ~2" long that mature from green to red. * The TAM Jalapeño is a mild variety of jalapeño pepper developed at Texas A&M University (TAM). 2007
2008 (crop failure)
2010
long jalapeño midseason USA
Turkish Cayenne C. annuum hot red Alex Popovich, Surrey, BC, Canada 12 Pods can grow up to 10" long and 1" in diameter at the stem. They start out light green, turning yellowish and finally red when fully mature. This pepper is quite sensitive to over-watering, so please keep the soil on a dry side. Very productive. This is one of our favorite cayenne peppers that we eat fresh in a tomato salad. * From Turkey. 2014 long
slim
cayenne midseason Turkey
… further results

Sweet Peppers

Total: 42 sweet pepper varieties.

Variety Family Fruit Color Seed source Description History Year grown Fruit Shape Type Maturity Country
Albino C. annuum white turning red at maturity Susan Oliverson, Preston, ID 12 / Gleckler Seedmen 11 Early. Sweet bell pepper that matured from white to orange and finally to red. * ?
  • Offered by SSE members in SSE Yearbook since the 1980s, original seed source Gleckler Seedmen .
2014 bell bell midseason
Armenian Yellow C. annuum red Seed Savers Heritage Farm, Decorah, Iowa (IA SSE HF) 13 / a non-listing member from California (CA FR K) Fruits are conical in shape and mature to pale red, despite the name. I think it was called 'yellow' because immature fruits are yellowish-green in color, and were probably picked and used at that stage. Ripe red fruits are quite sweet and crunchy, and make great paprika powder then dehydrated. * ?
  • First offered in the Seed Savers 2011 Yearbook by Seed Savers Heritage Farm, Decorah, Iowa (IA SSE HF), seeds from a non-listing member from California (CA FR K).
  • SSE PEPPER 570.
2014 paprika midseason Armenia
Buran C. annuum red Heirloom Seeds 11 Plants are relatively compact, 2-2.5' tall. Medium size peppers that are lobed and shaped almost like a bell pepper, but not quite, perhaps you can call it a 'semi-bell', fruits mature from green to red and are quite tasty even in a green stage. Very good sweet flavor. (15 seeds / packet) * An heirloom from Poland. 2013 bell bell midseason Poland
Cambuci C. baccatum red Julien Schmit, Nancy, France 10 (Capsicum Baccatum). Beautiful pods, shaped like a Catholic Bishop’s Crown, 1.5" long by 3" wide, three sided. Turn from light green, to orange, to red when mature. They are so delicious, crispy and sweet, with some occasional spiciness that may develop in a hot weather. One of our favorite peppers. * Originated from Barbados. 2012
2014
pendant late
Chinese Giant C. annuum red Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds 06 Huge bell pepper, 6" x 4" blocky fruits have thick flesh and turn bright red when ripe. Excellent sweet flavor and top quality. High yields. * A very old heirloom pepper, it dates back to the 1900s.
  • First offered in the Seed Savers 1991 Yearbook by Calvin E Wait (Unique Seed Service) of Ethel, Missouri (MO WA C), who purchased the seeds from Gleckler Seedmen in 1986.
  • SSE PEPPER 188.
2007
2013
bell bell midseason
Di Napoli C. annuum red Seed Savers Heritage Farm, Decorah, Iowa (IA SSE HF) 13 / CV Epi 2.5-3' tall plants. 4-5" x 1-1.5" pods ripen from light green to red. Sweet, with great texture. Great frying pepper, or it can be dried to make delicious paprika powder. Extremely prolific. * From Italy.
  • First offered in the Seed Savers 2011 Yearbook by Seed Savers Heritage Farm, Decorah, Iowa (IA SSE HF), seeds from CV Epi.
  • SSE PEPPER 156.
2014 conical
long
paprika
frying
midseason Italy
Doe Hill C. annuum orange Susan Oliverson, Preston, ID 12 / Gleckler Seedmen 11 Small golden orange cheese pepper with cute ruffled pods. Very crunchy and sweet. Delicious. * Heirloom from Doe Hill, Highland County, Virginia 2014 round
flattened
fat
cheese midseason USA
Dunai C. annuum red CV GL Seeds 13 Long frying pepper with long light green pods that turn red when fully mature. Very good sweet flavor. (15 seeds / packet) * Ukrainian commercial variety. Dunai (=Danube) is the 2nd longest river in Europe after river Volga. 2014 long frying midseason Ukraine
Feher Ozon C. annuum red conical
long
paprika
frying
early Hungary
Fehér Özön C. annuum red conical
long
paprika
frying
early Hungary
Giant Aconcagua C. annuum red 1. Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds 07
2. Tomato Growers Supply 11
Huge peppers that turn from light green to red. Pods are 10" long and 3" in diameter. 5-9 oz. Very good sweet flavor. * Named after Mt. Aconcagua in Argentina. 2006
2011(1)
2014(2)
long
cylinder
frying late Argentina
Golden Marconi C. annuum yellow Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds 06 (Capsicum annuum). 90 days, large yellow peppers up to 10-12" long, very sweet and flavorful, good for frying or fresh eating. Very productive but a bit too late for our PNW climate. * Italian origin. 2007
2011
2012
long frying late Italy
Golden Treasure (Pepper) C. annuum yellow Heirloom Seeds 11 Midseason. Large conical fruits can grow up to 12" long and turn golden yellow at maturity. Very sweet flavor and thin skin. Excellent for roasting, frying, or fresh eating. Impressive yields. * Italian heirloom variety. 2013 conical frying midseason Italy
Ise C. annuum red Seed Savers Heritage Farm, Decorah, Iowa (IA SSE HF) 13 / CV Red Plants are bushy and quite compact, ideal for containers. Pods are 3" long and 1.5" wide, irregularly shaped but somewhat rectangular and tapering, mature from green to red. Larger than Shishito pepper, but very similar in taste and texture. Thin skin makes it perfect for drying. Very aromatic and sweet. Delicious! (15 seeds / packet) * Old Japanese variety.
  • First offered in the Seed Savers 1989 Yearbook by Thane H. Earle of Whitewater, Wisconsin (WI EA T), no description given.
  • SSE PEPPER 264.
  • Introduced commercially in North America by Tatiana's TOMATObase Seeds in 015.
2014 long frying midseason Japan
Jimmy Nardello's C. annuum red Mark Antekeier of Byron Center, Michigan (MI AN M) 11 Long and moderately thin pods ripen from green to bright red. Up to 10" long. Sweet and complex flavor, delicious cooked and dried. It is considered to be one of the best frying peppers, and I would not disagree. Very high yields all season long. * From Jimmy Nardello family of Naugatuck, Connecticut. Jimmy's parents, Giuseppe and Angela Nardiello, immigrated to America in 1997 from village of Ruoti in the Basilicata region of Southern Italy in 1887, and brought the seeds with them. The story says that their family had grown this pepper for over a century!
  • Mr. Giuseppe Nardello passed away in 1983. The Nardello family had eleven children.
long
slim
paprika
frying
midseason USA
Karmen C. annuum red Geza Korbely, Hungary 09 Vigorous plants with very good and early fruit set. Fruits are large, shaped like a horn, start out dark green, then turn brown and then dark red when fully matured. 3-7 oz. 6-8" long, 2.5" in diameter, 1/4" thick walls, excellent flavor, so sweet and crunchy. * Hungarian?
  • First offered in the Seed Savers 2005 Yearbook by Sharon Vadas-Arendt of Longmont, Colorado (CO VA S), who received the seeds from Geza Korbely, Budapest, Hungary.
  • Introduced commercially in North America by Tatiana's TOMATObase Seeds in 2014.
2013 conical pimento midseason Hungary
Liebesapfel C. annuum red Andrew Still, Seed Ambassadors Project, Drain, Oregon (OR ST A) 08 / Soren Holt of Frosamlerne (Danish seed savers) Quite early, this pepper can be grown in the open ground in cool climates. Fruits are very beautiful, ribbed, round, and flattened, they ripen from green to brown and to red. Thick walls. Excellent sweet flavor. Great stuffer. Compact plants. * Developed by a small eco-seed company in Germany.
  • 'Liebesapfel' means 'love apple' in German.
  • First offered in the Seed Savers 2004 Yearbook by Lila Towle, Tjele, Denmark (DENM TO L), who got the seeds from a small German seed company (likely the one that developed this pepper).
2012
2013
round
flattened
paprika
cheese
early Germany
Marconi Red C. annuum red Snow Seed 11 (Capsicum annuum) Gigantic 12" long sweet peppers that turn red when fully mature. Delicious flavor and high yields. * Italian heirloom.
  • First offered in the Seed Savers 1997 Yearbook by Donald C. Kellums of Port Byron, Illinois (IL KE D), who purchased seeds from J. L. Hudson, Seedsman.
2011 long frying late Italy
Marconi Rosso red 1. CV Mr. Fothergill's 05
2. NESeed 12
(Capsicum annuum), 90 days, deep red Italian peppers up to 8" long, very sweet and flavorful, great for fresh eating and frying.
Unfortunately our seeds were damaged in storage, so the seeds that we are offering this year are from NESeed and not grown by us. The seeds are treated with thiram fungicide by the seed producer, so please wash your hands after handling the seeds. Thiram is commonly used to prevent damping-off caused by various soilborne fungi by non-organic seed producers. Germination is 85%.
* Italian origin. 2007(1)
2011(1)
2012*(2)
long frying midseason Italy
Marinkin Yazychok C. annuum red CV GL Seeds 13 Plants grow up to 70 cm tall and need to be staked. Fruits are large bell peppers, up to 6 oz, dark red in color. Very good sweet flavor. Tolerates bad weather quite well. (15 seeds / packet) * Developed in Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine for home gardeners. Available from Russian and Ukrainian CVs.
  • The name means ‘Marinka’s Tongue’, where 'Marinka' is derived from female's first name Marina. Apparently the pepper pod shape resembles a human tongue, hence the name.
  • Introduced commercially in North America by Tatiana's TOMATObase Seeds in 2015.
2014 conical midseason Ukraine
Melrose C. annuum red Gary Fitzgerald, MA 07 (Capsicum annuum), very early frying pepper, 4" long, turn brilliant red very early in the season, rich very sweet flavor, great both fried and fresh. First to produce green and red peppers in our garden. * Italian heirloom, brought from Italy years ago.
  • First offered in the Seed Savers ? Yearbook by WI HO G, who purchased seeds from Happ's Vegetable Stand in Salem, Wisconsin.
2007
2011
long frying early Italy
Moravica C. annuum white turning red at maturity Alex Popovich, Surrey, BC, Canada 12 / Institut za Povrtarstvo, Smederevska Palanka Developed for greenhouse and/or open field. Tall plants produce large hanging, elongated, conical fruits, up to 9" long and 3" in diameter at the stem end. 3-6 oz. Fruits start out creamy white and turn red in biological maturity. High yields. * Serbian variety. Vended by Institut za Povrtarstvo in Smederevska Palanka, a town and municipality in Central Serbia. 2014 conical
long
paprika
frying
pimento
midseason Serbia
Nepalese Bell C. baccatum red Seed Savers Exchange 11 Bell-shaped pods are 3-4" across and have crispy flesh. Delicious and sweet, with just a bit of spiciness, it is one of our favorite peppers for drying or eating fresh. Ripens from light green to red. Mid-season to late. It is better to start these peppers earlier, to get a bigger harvest. * From Nepal?
  • First offered in the Seed Savers 1998 Yearbook by Ulrike Paradine of England (ENGL PA U), who obtained seeds from a student from Nepal.
2014 flattened ornamental midseason Nepal
Orange Bell C. annuum orange Seed Savers Exchange 12 (Capsicum annuum) Sweet orange bell pepper. Blocky fruit with thick walls, great flavor. * The seeds were given to SSE by member Alex Heklar in 1989. 2012 bell bell midseason
Purple Beauty C. annuum purple 1. West Coast Seeds 11
2. NESeed 13
(Capsicum annuum) 70-75 days from transplant. Very pretty dark purple bell pepper with large 4-lobed, thick-walled fruits with crisp texture and mild sweet flavor. Holds in the purple stage for some time before ripening to a radiant purple-red. * ?
  • Introduced in the SSE Yearbooks in the early 1990s.
2012 bell bell midseason
Quadrato d'Asti Giallo C. annuum yellow 1. CV Gusto Italia 06
2. Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds 13
80-90 days, very large yellow bell peppers that are quite productive, sweet, great flavor, thick walls, plants grow up to 3-4' tall. * ?
  • First offered in the Seed Savers 1992 Yearbook by David Cavagnaro of Decorah, Iowa (IA CA D).
2007
2012
bell bell midseason Italy
Rabbit Mouth C. annuum red Seed Savers Heritage Farm, Decorah, Iowa (IA SSE HF) 13 / Joe R. Cavanaugh of Delaware, New Jersey (NJ CA J) 5" long and 2.5" in diameter, tapered pods shaped like a rabbit's snout with thick walls, juicy, mild and sweet flavor. Matures from yellow to red. High yields. * A family heirloom of Josef Marko, Woodbridge New Jersey, who brought the seed with him from Hungary.
  • First offered in the Seed Savers 1997 Yearbook by Joe R. Cavanaugh of Delaware, New Jersey (NJ CA J), seeds from Josef Marko, Woodbridge, New Jersey.
  • SSE PEPPER 1471.
  • Introduced commercially by Tatiana's TOMATObase Seeds in 2015.
2014 long frying midseason Hungary
USA
Red Cheese C. annuum red Pinetree Seeds 08 Round and flattened fruits that ripen from green to red. Thick walls, excellent sweet taste. Perfect for stuffing or roasting. * First offered in the Seed Savers 1992 Yearbook by Jim Stevens of Decorah, Iowa (IA ST J), who purchased seeds from CV Stokes Seeds, Inc..
  • SSE PEPPER 116.
2012 round
flattened
cheese midseason unknown
Shishitou C. annuum red Julien Schmit, Nancy, France 10 Mid-early, small thin-walled glossy and wrinkled peppers that mature from green to brown and then to red. Fruits are 3-4" long and 1" in diameter, wavy and wrinkled, with blunt end. Some pods look like the famous Peter Pepper. Plants are compact and branching, with small leaves. High yields. Mild delicious sweet flavor which is even more enhanced when it is cooked. Very popular in Japan. * Originated in Japan.
  • First offered in the Seed Savers 1992 Yearbook by Jim Stevens of Decorah, Iowa (IA ST J), who bought seeds from CV Dry.
  • SSE PEPPER 175.
2013 long chili midseason Japan
Slonovo Uvo C. annuum red Alex Popovich, BC 07 / CV Superior 05 (Serbia) Conical pods turn color from light green to yellow, orange, and finally to shiny and bright red, up to 5-7" long and 2" in diameter at the stem end. 0.25" thick walls. Excellent sweet flavor, very aromatic. It makes outstanding dry paprika with intense sweet and smoky flavor. Also very good for fresh eating or stuffing. (limited, 15 seeds / packet) * Serbian variety.
  • The name means 'Elephant's Ear' in Serbian.
2007
2012
2014(from 2012 seed)
conical midseason Yugoslavia
Super Shepherd C. annuum red CV GardenWorks 08 (Burnaby, BC, Canada) Very large conically shaped peppers, 6-12" long. 0.5" walls. Fruits mature from green to scarlet red. Very productive. Excellent sweet flavor. Midseason. * Offered by SSE members since the 1980s. 2008
2013
conical
horn
frying midseason
Sweet Apple C. annuum red Geza Korbely, Hungary 09 Compact beautiful plants with dense foliage. Fruits are round and flattened, some with slightly ruffled shoulders, others are more smooth. Fruits start out creamy yellow, then acquire beautiful orange blush, and eventually turn red. 2-3 oz. Thick walls, great sweet flavor, stunning appearance. High yield. Excellent pickler or stuffer. * Hungarian heirloom.
  • First offered in the Seed Savers 2003 Yearbook by Sharon Vadas-Arendt of Longmont, Colorado (CO VA S), who received seeds from Geza Korbely, Hungary via Brook Elliott, NY.
2013 round paprika
cheese
midseason Hungary
Sweet Cayenne C. annuum red Richard Parker of Tishomingo, Massachusetts 10 / Tomato Growers Supply 08. Vigorous plants up to 3' tall are loaded with these very long and slim sweet peppers that are shaped like cayenne peppers and can grow up to 12" long. Delicious flavor, very sweet and fragrant. High yields. * ? 2013 long
slim
frying midseason unknown
Sweet Pickle C. annuum red Richard Parker, Tishomingo, Massachusetts 10 / Tomato Growers Supply Vigorous plants are loaded with small peppers of conical shape, 3-4" long and 1.5" wide. Fruits are light yellow color when immature and turn red when they are fully ripe. * ? 2012 conical paprika midseason
Ta Tong C. annuum red Jeff Fleming of Augusta, Michigan (MI FL J) 07 / Donald C. Kellums of Port Byron, Illinois (IL KE D) 97 / Calvin E Wait (Unique Seed Service) of Ethel, Missouri (MO WA C) Large bell peppers that mature from dark green to deep red, excellent sweet flavor, thick walls. 3-5 oz. This is an earliest bell pepper in our garden that produces good crop in late July/early August. Unfortunately these peppers are not very seedy, and we got a very limited seed supply. (15 seeds / packet) * First offered in the Seed Savers 1994 Yearbook by Calvin E Wait (Unique Seed Service) of Ethel, Missouri (MO WA C), who purchased seeds from CV Ho4.
  • SSE PEPPER 221.
2008
2013
bell bell midseason USA
Tequila Sunrise C. annuum orange 1. CV Pike Seeds 08
2. Seed Savers Exchange 13
(Capsicum annuum) Very prolific sweet frying pepper that matures from green to orange. Shaped like a carrot. 3-4" long and 1" in diameter. Can be dried very easily. Very early in our climate. * ?
  • First offered in the Seed Savers 1989 Yearbook by Calvin E Wait (Unique Seed Service) of Ethel, Missouri (MO WA C), who purchased seeds from CV Parks Seeds.
2011(1)
2012*(2)
long frying early
Tolstyi Barin C. annuum red Tamara Yudina, Moscow, Russia 11 / CV Semena Altaya 11 Red bell peppers with thick walls. Very productive. Very good sweet flavor. Perfect for stuffing or eating fresh. * Russian commercial variety, introduced by Russian Agro-firm 'Semena Altaya'. The name can be translated as 'Fat Gentleman' from Russian. 'Barin' in pre-revolutionary Russia was a man belonging to the upper strata of society, so it can be translated as 'gentleman', 'lord', or 'master'. 2014 bell bell midseason Russia
Volovie Ukho (Pepper) C. annuum red CV GL Seeds 13 Pods start out light yellow and turn red when fully mature. Peppers are medium to large, conical in shape. Sweet. * Russian commercial variety. 2014 conical frying
pimento
midseason Ukraine
Wisconsin Lakes C. annuum red Seed Savers Exchange 11 Medium sized red bell pepper with thick walls, 3-6 oz. Quite early for a bell pepper, and reasonably productive. Delicious, sweet and crunchy. * Old variety. Developed in the 1960s at the University of Wisconsin at Madison by Professor O. B. Combs.
  • Offered in SSE Yearbook since the 1980s, and continues to be very popular these days. Available from several seed vendors in North America.
  • SSE PEPPER 582.
2014 bell bell midseason USA
Xochiteco C. annuum red Seed Savers Heritage Farm, Decorah, Iowa (IA SSE HF) 13 / George McLaughlin Jr. of Tlatlauqui, Puebla, Mexico (MEXI MC G) A miniature version of Jalapeno pepper. Small conical fruits turn red when fully mature. 1.5" long. Medium heat. Very productive and quite ornamental. * From warm and humid Xochitlan, Mexico. 2014 conical paprika midseason Mexico
Yolo Wonder C. annuum red NESeed 13 Beautiful red bell pepper with think walls. Delicious sweet flavor. Plants are compact, up to 2" tall. * bell bell midseason
Zolotistyi C. annuum orange Andrey Baranovski of Minsk, Belarus (BELR BA A) 05 Large sweet peppers, 3-7 oz, with 0.5 cm thick walls. Most fruits are shaped like bell peppers, but some can be more elongated. Fruits turn golden yellow when ripe. Quite early in our climate, one of the first larger sweet pepper varieties to ripen in our garden. Very productive, it starts producing in late July up until the first frost in October. Very impressive variety that performs consistently well for us every year. Perfect for stuffing. Delicious flavor, both cooked and fresh. * Belarusian commercial variety, developed and introduced by BIVG (Belarusian Research Inst. of Vegetable Gardening, Minsk).
  • First offered in the Seed Savers 2007 Yearbook by Andrey Baranovski of Minsk, Belarus (BELR BA A).
  • Introduced commercially in North America by Tatiana's TOMATObase Seeds in 2014.
2007
2013
bell bell early Belarus
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