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.
This is the first hybrid sweet cherry pepper, offering earlier maturity and more uniform size and shape than open-pollinated cherry peppers. Very productive plants yield loads of 1 1/4-inch round fruit that mature from dark green to bright red. These are best loved for pickling, and the peppers can be used green, red, or halfway in between. 68 days to green.
ALL AMERICA SELECTIONS WINNER. Bright yellow-gold Italian-type sweet peppers are 7 to 9 inches long with a tapered tip. These peppers are richly flavored, juicy, and meaty, making them wonderful for eating fresh, grilling, or roasting. If you’ve never tasted a perfectly ripe, roasted golden pepper, you are in for a special treat. This variety can be compared to Golden Marconi, but has earlier maturity. 70 days.
Amazingly long, sweet, cayenne-shaped peppers grow to 1 foot long and turn crimson red when ripe. Productive plants bear loads of these crinkly, thin-walled fruit that are perfect for use in stir-fries or whenever a frying pepper is needed. 75 days.
Before bell peppers began to dominate sweet pepper offerings, people grew more pimento peppers for their meaty, sweet flesh and thick walls. This Ohio family heirloom could convince you to try them again. The fruit has a rich, aromatic flavor that is great for eating fresh, roasted, cooked, or canned. They are sturdy, 2½ inches long and wide, rounded and ribbed with few seeds. Easy to grow with big yield potential. 70 days.
This hybrid Sweet Banana type lives up to its name in that it puts out an incredible harvest of huge peppers that measure nearly a foot long. Peppers are typically 9 to 10 inches long and 2 inches across, and turn from light yellow to orange and finally red. Sweet flavor for eating fresh or cooked. 65 days.
1 1/2 inch round fruit with a slight taper; turn from deep green to red and have medium-thick walls. Use in salads and for pickling. 78 days.
Although technically a frying pepper, this is one of the sweetest non-bell peppers you’ll ever taste. Bright red, 6 to 8 inch long peppers are only about 1 inch wide and taper from the shoulder to tip, with a curving, somewhat wrinkled appearance. They are great for adding to salads or cooking into stir-fries. 80 days.
Yellow-green, frying-type pepper. 6 inch long fruits have thin walls and waxy flesh. Excellent split and fried in olive oil but also a sweet and crisp addition to salads. 65 days.