Big, blocky bell peppers are a mature green in 70 days, then turn to a beautiful golden-yellow in just two more weeks. The peppers are about 4½ inches long and wide, and are smooth and consistently well shaped. As a bonus, plants are tolerant to most pepper viruses and 3 races of bacterial spot. Extra sweet when fully yellow.
Sweet cubanelle peppers are 6 to 7 inches long and excellent for frying or eating fresh in salads. Light green, 3-lobed peppers are most often eaten in the green stage, but when they turn red, they become even sweeter and more nutritious. Vigorous plants are resistant to three races of bacterial spot. 70 days.
Very early, colorful bell peppers start out as ivory, turn persimmon orange, then finally mature to red. Fruit is typically in all 3 color stages at one time, making for a striking appearance in the garden. Peppers are 4 to 5 inches long and very sweet. Great production and continuous fruiting on short, compact plants. 60 days.
Papri Plus is perfect for making paprika at home. Simply cut the peppers in half, remove the seeds, and dry the peppers. Once they are dry, break them into small pieces to fit in a spice grinder. Fruit average 6 inches in length and 1 ½ inches in width. Maturing from green to red, paprika is better made from red peppers which are more flavorful. These peppers taste great fresh too. Almost no heat. 70 days to green fruit and 80 to 85 days to red.
The bull’s horn golden yellow pepper is a classic Italian heirloom, great for grilling, stuffing, for salads or for eating raw. Peppery flavor is neither hot nor very sweet. Fruit reach 8 inches in length and 2 inches in width. 85 days.
Ranked as the hottest pepper in the world by Guinness, and registering at over 1,500,000 Scoville heat units, this is not a pepper for the timid. The fruit average 1.5 to 2 inches in length and have a nice fruity flavor if you are able to dilute the heat in your favorite dish to something you can eat. Fruit look like a bumpy little devil with a pointed tail. Reaper seeds are difficult to germinate and require a heating pad and thirty days just to sprout. 95 days.
Fruit of this unusual habanero average 3 to 4 inches in length with a slender width. Fruit have a fruity habanero flavor with high pungency. Sturdy plants reach 36 inches, and offer good cover against sunburn. Produced commercially in the Yucatan Peninsula, this variety is very productive. It even performs well in cooler climates. 90 days.
Many people have difficulties growing large size ancho peppers in hot areas. Carranza was bred to produce large peppers even in hot conditions, and that will make many growers and gardeners happy. Fruit reach 6 to 7 inches in length, and 3 inches in width, with just a touch of heat – 500 scoville units. Harvest fresh for poblano, or dry them for ancho. Color changes from dark green to red. 68 days.