This rare pepper is was discovered by journalist Frank Tolbert while he was working for the Dallas Morning News. He had an interest in chili peppers of all kinds. One of his favorites had an unusual shape. Some believe the fruit look anatomical. Frank made what he called some of the best chili in Texas using Red Peter peppers. Flavorful and fruity, Red Peters are good roasting peppers. They are also hot - 10,000 to 25,000 scoville units. The fruit are 4 to 6 inches in length and mature from green to red. Plants grow 20 to 30 inches in height. 80 to 85 days.
Cienfuegos yellow is the perhaps the most fragrant and fruity of the series. It still has the heat, ranging from 250,000 to 350,000 scoville units. High yield potential and early maturity are the hallmark of this impressive series. 80 to 85 days.
Cienfuegos literally means "100 fires", but you should consider that this variety is 200,000 to 300,000 fires (scoville units) – a very hot pepper. Fruit are 1.5 by ¾ inches. This hybrid is earlier than open pollinated habaneros and has bigger yields. Make your favorite salsa or hot sauce using this pepper. 80 to 85 days.
Step the heat up a notch with the Cienfuegos Red, packing 300,000 to 400,000 scoville units. Break new ground and make a hellfire chili that only a true chilihead can appreciate. 2 x 1 inch fruit turn a brilliant red and complement the Cienfuegos series of kicking hot habaneros. And like the others, you will be impressed by the yield and early maturity. 80 to 85 days.
This early maturing banana pepper averages 9 inches in length and 1.75 to 2 inches in width. It produces a large and heavy set of peppers on a strong plant that protects the fruit. With excellent resistance to races 1-3 of bacterial leaf spot, you have a better chance of harvesting a large crop. 3,000 to 6,000 scoville units of pungency. Great for soups, stews, salsa, grilling and for a deli style sandwich. 70 days.
This pepper is big, with thick flesh - 4.5 x 1 inch. Pungency is 2000 to 5000 scoville units and perfect for poppers, stuffed with cheese and fresh cilantro. They tend to set fruit for an extended period. Resistant to PVY and TMV. 70 to 75 days.
This extremely hot pepper (1.2 million scoville units) with some individual plants reaching 2 million scoville units. It was the world record holder in 2012. Fruit are blistering hot with a fruity background flavor. Be sure and use caution when handling fruits, and make sure children do not handle them. A native of Trinidad and Tobago, the pointed tip of the fruit looks like a scorpion stinger. Germination takes a long time. 90 days. 70% germination.
A traditional serrano heirloom that has three times more heat than an average jalapeno. However, the heat value is variable from plant to plant and it tends not to overpower your food, although it can be very hot. Fruit are 3 to 4 inches in length and change from green to red while maturing. Good for salsa, sauces and soups. 75 days.
This jalapeno has less pungency than most jalapenos. 1000 to 1500 Scovilles when not under stress. Most jalapenos have 3000 to 6000 scoville units. The 3 “ fruits are shiny and dark green, and early to mature. Tam jalapeno also has disease resistance thanks to Texas A&M university breeding. Enjoy the jalapeno flavor without as much heat. 70 days.
Hernandez is a hybrid Fresno type pepper that has a lot in common with a jalapeno. The fruit are conical, 2-3 inches in length, with thick flesh that can be eaten fresh, grilled, or minced in salsa. The flavor is tangy and smoky with a hint of sweetness. Plants reach 22 to 24 inches in height and the fruit have medium pungency. 75 days.
All-America Selections is calling this jalapeno pepper a game changer. You can harvest up to 50 4-inch fruits per plant, and all at once! Perfect for canning, pickling or making stuffed and roasted peppers. Put them in your favorite soup or salsa. Because they can hold on the plant longer than most jalapenos, you can take that weekend trip and they will be there when you come home. Pungency 2500 to 6000 scovilles. 60 days.