Time Bomb Hybrid
Hot cherry peppers start out dark green but turn to bright red when they are ready for harvest. Disease resistant plants produce abundant harvests of these round to slightly pointy peppers. With a Scoville rating just above 1000, these cherry peppers pack a pleasant heat that can be enjoyed as pickled peppers or as appetizers stuffed with cheese. 65 to 70 days.
4 inch long, slightly wrinkled peppers taper to a blunt, lobed end and are very popular for pickling. They have a mildly hot but exciting flavor and are commonly jarred for use in Greek salads and salad bars. Expect an abundant harvest. 62 days.
This bright red version of Habanero is one hot pepper – a staggering 285,000 Scoville units! The fruit shape and size are much like the regular Habanero, wrinkled 1 inch to 1-1/2 inch long peppers with a tapered end. These peppers turn a brilliant red upon maturity and grow in abundance on 3-1/2 foot tall plants. Hot enough to suit even the most dedicated chile lover. 85 days.
Large to extra-large jalapeno produces high yields of uniform, smooth peppers with the classic jalapeno shape ending in blunt tips. Peppers have a high pungency rating and are reliably hot. Large, vigorous plants are widely adaptable to a variety of climates and highly resistant to Potato Y virus and Bacterial Spot races 0-3 and 7-8. 75 days.
Cajun Belle Hybrid
Awarded for its unique qualities and excellent performance, this variety offers miniature bell peppers with a spicy flavor that is a tasty blend of heat and sweet. Peppers are mostly 3-lobed, 2 inches wide and 3 inches long, turning from green to scarlet and finally to deep red. Expect abundant harvests of these peppers to use in salsas, Cajun cooking, or any recipe where you want a little kick. Compact plants are about 2 feet tall and wide, making them just right for optional container growing. 60 days.
Also known as the Ghost Pepper, this is one of the hottest peppers in the world, bearing extremely hot red fruit about 2 ½ inches long. In 2007, Guiness World Book of Records named it the hottest pepper and listed it as 1,002,304 Scoville Units. It has since been surpassed, but it’s still plenty hot and should be handled with great care. Germination may take up to one month. 100 days to maturity.
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. Wrinkled skin takes on even more character when dried. May be strung into long ropes or made into wreaths. 76 to 80 days.
Also know as the ‘New Mexican Chile,’ this moderately pungent fruit is deep green, but turns red at full maturity. Very smooth peppers are 7-1/2 inches long and 2 inches wide and borne on tall, productive plants that offer good foliage cover for the fruit. Tobacco mosaic virus resistant. Excellent for canning, freezing or drying. 75 days.