Spring Garden Market 2020 • Sweet and Hot Peppers

sweet
Cultivar Type Description Color DTM SMSF Zone
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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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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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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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
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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