Spring Garden Market 2019 • Sweet and Hot Peppers

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Cultivar Type Description Color DTM SMSF Zone
Carmen hybrid peppers shown at green & red ripening stages Carmen Hybrid
Italian

A beautiful Italian sweet pepper that tolerates cooler microclimates and less sun--but would like at least four hours!

red 75
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A pile of tiny red peppers Mini Belle Red
bell

Miniature red bells are great for serving whole on platters or sliced for sweet additions to salads. Best when harvested fully red. Compact, productive plants, good for container gardening.

red 55
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Three golden Mini Belle pepper on a marble surface Mini Belle Yellow
bell

Miniature yellow bell peppers are just an inch or two long and feature very sweet flavor. Best when harvested when fully yellow. Compact, productive plants, good for container gardening.

yellow 55
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A ripe orange pepper on a plant Orange Blaze Hybrid
bell

Incredibly productive, an All-America Selection for 2011.. Many 3-4" peppers on robust plants. Starts producing early and continues into fall.

orange 65
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Red Beauty Hybrid Pepper - Green to Red, sweet Red Beauty Hybrid
bell

Thick flesh makes for easy roasting and peeling; if you have good sun and heat, this is the red bell to grow!  Green at 68 days; fully red 2 weeks later.

green to red 68
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Sweet Banana Pepper - sweet red bell pepper Sweet Banana
banana

Profuse harvests of 5-1/2 to 6 inch long, tapered peppers that are wonderful fried or cut up into salads. Light green at first, they turn yellow and orange, and finally ripen to red. Compact plants.

pale green to red 72
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mild
Cultivar Type Description Color DTM SMSF Zone
Biggie Chile Hybrid Pepper - green anaheim Biggie Chile Hybrid
Anaheim

Much more productive in our area than traditional Anaheim chiles.  Thicker flesh makes for easy roasting and peeling. Peppers are 10-12" long, 4 oz. each.  Long harvest period.

green 68
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Mosquetero Hybrid Pepper - chile rellenos Mosquetero
poblano

Fantastic for chiles rellenos. These are called anchos when dried, poblanos when fresh. Deep green, flat and tapered peppers mature to 6 inches long and about 3 inches wide, with a high percentage of two lobes. Tall, large plants are high-yielding and perform well even under cooler… more

deep green to red 90
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close-up of 3" wrinkled bright green peppers hanging on a bush Shishito
asian

Plants are bushy and productive; prefer hotter microclimates. Thin-walled, sweet peppers are delicious seared or fried with olive oil and sea salt.  Just a hint of heat.  Like padron peppers, to which they're related, one out of 10-20 will have more bite.  Flavor is grassy, and citrus-y with a… more

green 60
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medium-hot
Cultivar Type Description Color DTM SMSF Zone
Garden Salsa Hybrid Pepper - A medium-hot pepper developed just for homemade salsa--milder than Jalapeño but hotter than Anaheim Garden Salsa Hybrid
salsa

A medium-hot pepper developed just for homemade salsa--milder than Jalapeño but hotter than Anaheim. Smooth green peppers are 8 to 9 inches long and 1 inch wide, ripening to red. Large, productive plants tolerate fewer hours of sun than most other hot peppers.

green to red 73
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Hungarian Wax Pepper - great for canning Hungarian Wax
banana

Peppers grow upright on a bush that looks like a Christmas tree! All stages -- lime-green, canary-yellow, orange, and bright red at once.  Great for canning with green beans or carrots to make spicy pickles!

yellow to bright red 70
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Serrano Chili Pepper - great for cooking Serrano
serrano

Candle-flame shaped fruit, very productive.  Use either fresh or dry; green or red.  Grind coarsely for pepper flakes.  The basic "hot pepper" with many uses in the kitchen.  A little goes a long way!

green to red 80
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hot
Cultivar Type Description Color DTM SMSF Zone
Mucho Nacho Jalapeno Pepper - very productive Mucho Nacho Jalapeño
jalapeño

A reliable, very productive jalapeño pepper.  Good both green and red.  Variable heat from one to the next, so taste first!

green to red 75
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very hot
Cultivar Type Description Color DTM SMSF Zone
Caribbean Red Pepper - Very Hot Caribbean Red
habañero

A hybrid from seed found in the Caribbean. Bred to create a productive pepper with uniformly hot fruits (445,000 Scoville units compared to regular habañeros at 260,000).  Must be used with care but is wonderful in salsas, marinades, and for making your own hot sauce.  Wrinkled red fruits are… more

red 110
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Multi-colored, 1" shiny peppers shaped like Christmas tree lights Chinese Five Color
asian

Multiple-colored (lavender, white, pale yellow, orange and red) on a bushy, compact plant. Beautiful plant which could be grown as an ornamental pepper, but fruits are edible and delicious in stir fries, soups, chile paste, etc.  Hot with sweet overtones.  Highly productive.

multiple colors 80
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Thai Hot Pepper -  small, very hot peppers Thai Hot
asian

Originally from Thailand, these small, very hot peppers are often used whole in stir fries and other Asian dishes. Clusters of bright red peppers ripen on the tops of plants, with individual fruits up to 3 inches long. Hundred of peppers on a single bush. 

green to bright red 90
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