A Capsicum chinense very similar to Habanero, but later in maturity with fruit that is not quite as long. Tall, vigorous plants bear peppers that begin as green but mature to red. Fruity aroma and same blistering heat as the Habanero. Now available in red and orange varieties. 120 days.
The largest of New Mexican varieties, this pepper has pods up to 12 inches long that weigh as much as 4 ounces. Their size makes them a favorite for chiles rellenos. Medium-hot pungency and plants set fruit under hot, dry conditions. 80 days.
An ornamental piquin-type chile with purple foliage and flowers. Tiny peppers ripen from purple to yellow, orange, and finally to red. Compact plants are well suited to container growing. While the pungent fruit is edible, it is usually just used as an ornamental. 120 days.
Excellent production, flavor, and size make this serrano-type pepper great for the home gardener as well as commercial production. Firm, large peppers are uniformly straight with a solid core and hold up well even after picking. Fairly compact plants yield an early harvest and are highly resistant to Potato Y virus. 75 days.
This pepper follows the first hybrid Anaheim-type chile, and it is more productive with much larger fruit than other Anaheim varieties. Huge crops of 8 to 10 inch long, 4 oz. fleshy peppers appear over a lengthy harvest period. This is the classic “California green chile” and has a mild pungency. 68 days.
An ornamental pepper variety bearing a profusion of round, marble-sized fruit that turn from cream-colored to yellow, then red. Small, mound-shaped plants become densely covered with fruit and are very decorative. 70 days.
Very striking ornamental pepper with violet-tinged leaves that look almost blue and are sometimes marked with a faint white speckling. Small purple round-oval fruit grow upright on the plant and hold their color for a long time before finally turning red. Plants are slightly spreading and grow compact, making this beautiful plant useful for landscaping. 90 days.
Profusions of brilliant-red small peppers, 1 inch long and 1½ inches wide, have a shape like patty-pan squash. They offer wonderful fruity taste but only mild to medium heat despite being related to the more fiery habanero. Peppers may be harvested green or left to ripen fully red. 80 to 85 days.
This large green chile pepper is a more vigorous version of Big Chile and is the new generation of this popular type of pepper. Stronger, disease-resistant plants yield early harvests of huge chiles that can become 9 inches long. Average pungency is a mild 500 Scoville units. These peppers are great for roasting or used fresh in all your favorite spicy dishes. 68 days.
When fresh and still green, these mildly hot, heart-shaped peppers are stuffed and made into chiles rellenos. When mature they are dark rust red, richly flavored, and often dried and ground into chili powder. Peppers become 4 inches long, tapering to a blunt point. 76 to 80 days.
Also known as the “New Mexican Chile,” this moderately pungent fruit is deep green, but turns red at full maturity. Peppers are 7½ inches long and 2 inches wide, and borne on tall, productive plants. Tobacco Mosaic Virus resistant. Excellent for canning, freezing or drying. 75 days.
This ornamental pepper variety is the very essence of purple and makes a beautiful and colorful accent in the landscape or tucked into containers. Plants grow 10 to 14 inches tall and nearly as wide with deep amethyst fruit, stems, and flowers. Small, 1 inch peppers appear first as dark purple, then turn orange and finally mature to bright red. 85 days.