Whether you like your peppers sweet, sweet with some heat, or just blazing atomic hot, we’ve got peppers for you. Many of our customers report that the first time they’ve been successful growing peppers is with our plants. Luck? No siree planning, research and more research. We scour catalogs for pepper varieties which don’t mind our cool Vermont nights so that pepper success can be within reach of every gardener. We often tell folks that we don’t just sell plants, we sell “Success.” Why would you sell a pepper named “California Wonder” in cool New England? That’s just selling disappointment my friends.
Our sweet favorites for cool Vermont are: Ace, North Star, Red Knight, Islander, Biscayne Cubanelle, Merlot, Gourmet orange.
Some like it hot! Poblano Baron, Time Bomb, Jalapeno Chichimeca, Serrano HotRod, Peperoncini, Royal Purple and early Habanero “Helios.”
Due to growing demand, in 2017 we added Red Ghost, White Ghost, Trinidad Scorpion and Carolina Reaper, to our offerings. The latter was named the worlds hottest pepper.
Green Vs red, orange, yellow and more:
Most, but not all peppers begin their lives dark green, but sometimes certain varieties will start out lime-yellow, ivory or purple. When you eat a green pepper, you’re eating it in it’s “Unripe” stage. Given some extra time and a little warmth those peppers will turn a rainbow of colors, and become even sweeter as well. Leave a few peppers to ripen fully and you’ll taste the magic.
Pepper, Mildly Hot, Poblano Baron, 65 days deep dark green, 1,000-1,500 Scoville, wonderful smoky flavor, typically stuffed with cheese and herbs and slow roasted
Pepper, medium-Mildly Hot, Time Bomb 62-67 days green 85 red, 2,500-5,000 Scoville, excellent, pickled, stuffed, and for kabobs
Pepper, Medium Hot, Jalapeno Chichimeca, early, 60-63 days green, 80 days red, 2,500-8,000 Scoville, this is a big fat pepper, excellent for stuffing and roasting
Pepper, Mildly Hot, Peprperoncini, 72 days green, 90 days red, 50-100 Scoville, mostly used as a pickled pepper, or cut up fresh in salads
Pepper, Sweet, Ace Hybrid, early, cold tolerant, 50 days green 70 red, productive medium sized fruits, container friendly
Pepper, Sweet, Early Cubanelle, Biscayne, 65 days lime green 80 red, this is a large conical pepper with exceptional sweetness at any stage
Pepper, Sweet, Merlot, 68 days green, 90 days dark Burgundy-ish, considered one of the sweetest, most flavorful pepper varieties, productive even under weather stress
Pepper, Sweet, Red Knight 57 days green 77 red, likely the largest bell-type sweet pepper we offer
Pepper, Super Hot, Red Ghost, 100 days, 855,000-1,041,427 Scoville, the hottest pepper we offer.
Pepper, Sweet, Orange, Gourmet, 65 Green/85 Brilliant Orange, fruits are packed with sweetness
Pepper, Sweet, Flavorburst, 67 Green/87 Bright Yellow-Orange, medium-large 3 lobed fruits which have an excellent sweet flavor.
Pepper, Very Hot, Helios, Early Habanaro Hybrid, 67 days green, 87 days orange, 100,000-350,000 Scoville, new earlier variety bred for northern gardens, productive
Pepper, Sweet, Islander Hybrid, 58 days lavender, 81 days ripe red, very sweet and crunchy at any stage