All individual plants are $4.00 each.
= Suitable for container growing
Large green medium to mild chile from the pueblo in the sky. Annuum.
Thin erect green to red cayennes adorn this towering plant from Afghanistan. Annuum.
Small thin red hot piri piri types collected from South and western African. Fructens.
AFRICAN DEVIL NOT AVAILABLE THIS SEASON
Small and hotter than you know what. Frutescens.
Unusual white striped leaves dominate this heirloom chile with its roots in the African-American community. Annuum.
This was the first chile that caught my eye while strolling Mario Dadomo's chile fields in Parma, Italy. When I asked him about the name he said he found it to be mysterious. Small and compact with bright orange yellow chiles. Annuum. Variety bred by Mario Dadomo (Azienda Agraria Sperimentale Stuard, Parma, Italy).
AGRONALDO DE ASTI
Glossy chiles from Guatemala. A miniature chilhuacle but with more sizzle. Annuum.
AJI AMARILLO #2
A smaller chile whose bright yellows color stays well in vinegar. Golden citrus. Baccatum.
AJI AMARILLO #3
Smaller bulbous bright orange fruits. Baccatum.
Peruvian chile rare to the Midwest. Long orange tapered balloon shaped chiles have a fruity flavor. Baccatum.
Prolific, small pointed Peruvian cherry.
A robust rounded red scorcher from Panama. Chinense.
Brazilian beauty with greenish globes shot through with streaks of purple
that transform to bright red. Baccatum.
AJI COLORADO ROJO
Long curving shape, medium heat, burgundy color. Baccatum.
This Peruvian variety displays a beautiful rich brown color. Annuum.
Smooth, rather than ribbed flesh characterizes this medium hot, yellow-red fruity aji. Baccatum.
At last, a truly mild version of the aji dulce. Resembles a miniature habanero but this Puerto Rican baby lives up to its sweet name. Chinense.
AJI DULCE AMARILLO
Sweet golden candy will melt in your mouth. Chinense.
I've had lots of requests for this orange Peruvian aji. Wonderful flavor for Peruvian cooking. Baccatum.
Not as hot as the regular habanero but these orange-red fruits will still light up your mouth.
AJI LIMO ROJO
Intriguingly shaped purple to white to red habanero type chiles with fruity flavor. Small low bush does well in containers. Chinense.
A tiny brilliant yellow chile with a fresh lime taste. Great for salsa and ceviche.
I crossed Aji Colorado and Mirasol to come up with this shorter, thin-skinned brown chile.
When my little monkey dog was ill, I planted this namesake to cheer him up. Beezer, I offer these Thai-like fruits in your memory. Baccatum.
A fat red chile bursting with fruity flavor and fire, from the northern part of Peru. Baccatum.
This South American beauty ripens from green to a lustrous bronze. Baccatum.
Small red chile with thin skin and ribbed flesh. Pungent and fruity. Baccatum.
This Brazilian chile resembles a small red tomato but with a fiery sizzle. Baccatum.
This sweet citrusy yellow South American chile grows on a more compact bush and ripens slightly earlier. Baccatum.
Large, long and thick, ripens to red. Baccatum.
This Bolivian plant towered over the other ajis, filling the air with large habanero-like fruits. Baccatum.
A seed available only to members of the Chile Institute and now to you. A cross between the Aji Amarillo and Serrano chiles. Baccatum.
Red chile from Suirnam that will fill you with liquid excitement. Also
called Ojemma or Adjumba. Chinense.
Small yellow to red chile with a fat booty. From the Cuneo people of Colombia.
AKABARE (Not currently available)
Small green to red habanero from Nepal. Annuum.
Nice medium heat red chile from New Mexico. Similar to Chimayo. Annuum.
Twisting thin skinned red chiles great for a spicy powder. Syrian goat horn. Annuum.
One of my Turkish students brought back fresh Aleppo seeds last year including this classic mild strain commonly made into an fragrant powder. Annuum.
Currently not available.
AMARILLO CHILTEPINE NOT AVAILABLE THIS SEASON
Tiny in size but not in heat. A yellow wild bird pepper. Annuum.
A thin-fleshed jumbo habanero from South America. Chinense.
Small cherry shaped peppers make this Italian beauty resemble a fragrant red bouquet. Annuum.
These mild chiles are large and can be roasted and peeled for rellenos or green chile sauce. Annuum.
A tingly red paprika chile from Hungary. Annuum.
ARRANCIONE A MAZZETTI
Red erect chiles from the island of Stromboli. Annuum.
A milder South American Aji. Large, long tapered, slightly flattened shape. Red when ripe with a fruity flavor. Baccatum.
ARRIBA A SAIA
Luminous white peach habanero. Chinense.
A rare chile from Bolivia. The pale white crinkly chiles resemble small caterpillars. Shockingly hot with a citrusy taste. Very addictive. Chinense.
A small brilliantly shiny orange chile with a heady aroma and taste. Chinense.
ARROZ CON POLLO 2015
Another sweet habanero type from Cuba. Chinense.
This Nigerian bird pepper is from the Jos area and is added to the Yoruba word for chile: ata. Thin fleshed chiles grow erect. Frutescens.
There is always a new chile I grow that makes me step back and say WOW just for the sheer beauty of the plant. This was the winner of the 2000 beauty pageant. Annuum.
Great long thin twisting red cayenne from India. Annuum.
BACCIO DI SATANA
Hellish fire will sear your lips with painful pleasure when you kiss this devil.
Also known as piquin or chilepiquin. Small, red and fiery domesticated
A firebomb to the gut, we chileheads say blast away! Fructencs.
The name says it all. Piu' bello. Small, mulitcolored, intricate. Annuum. Variety bred by Mario Dadomo (Azienda Agraria Sperimentale Stuard, Parma, Italy).
Named for the Wisconsin town where this Hungarian variety put down roots. Crisp mild orange red peppers both produce and ripen early. Annuum
BELIZE SWEET HABANERO
From a chile grower in Punta Gorda, this hardy chile can boast of being a hurricane survivor. Chinense.
A whiff of this aromatic bright yellow chinense from Bolivia will transport you to new heights. Chinense.
Thick, upward pointing peppers with crunchy flesh and medium heat make this chile a kitchen garden staple. Annuum.
Popular Ethiopian chile. A crucial ingredient for the famous East African condiment.
Infamous ghost pepper from India. You've heard the buzz, let your mouth feel the burn. I have a long waiting list for these plants. Order early to secure a spot. Chinense.
BHUT JOLIKIA, CHOCOLATE
Rich chocolate hues combine with heady lush heat and mind numbing taste. Chinense.
BHUT JOLIKIA, PEACH
Crazy shapes and textures are surpassed only by the crazy heat. Limited supply. Order by February or reserve for 2016. Chinense.
BHUT JOLIKIA YELLOW
The yellow ghost chile ripened earlier and was far more prolific than the red with the same otherworldly heat. Chinense.
Looks like a giant pouty nipple (see Biquinho). Wonderful shape that tapers to a pert point. White chiles ripen to a ruby red. Annuum.
A large green to orange-yellow Bolivian chinense combining powerful heat with delicate flavor. Chinense.
These extremely large green chiles are for those who like a spicier chile relleno. Annuum.
BIG RED 2015
Judging the IU Homecoming Parade last fall inspired me to include this large red superb chile. A tribute to my alma mater and great for Hoosier and non-Hoosier gardeners alike. Annuum.
BHI JOLIKIA - PULLED DUE TO CROSS POLLINATION ISSUES
I double gloved while seed-saving these. Even that was not enough! This ghost warrier almost slew me. Limited supply. Chinense.
This was one of my favorites from 2007. Adorable small red chiles give rise to its other name: pouty nipple. Sucking on this chile will certainly make you pucker up. Chinense.
Ornamental with deep purple leaves and small dark purple fruits that ripen to red. Will grow into a tall bush both in a pot and in the garden. Annuum.
A stunner. Very deep purple leaves and clustered fruits. Annuum.
Rare Guatemalan variety. Medium heat chiles stay white for a long time before ripening to red. Annuum.
I've always said you can grow any color of chile except for blue. Italian chile breeder Mario Dadomo has proven me wrong. The fruits resemble a blueberry in color and size and shape but the taste is all chile. Annuum. Variety bred by Mario Dadomo (Azienda Agraria Sperimentale Stuard, Parma, Italy).
The delicate aroma of this orange-red squash shaped chile combines with heat for a wonderful taste sensation. Chinense.
Produces beautiful, tiny, multicolored fruits throughout the growing season. A striking plant. Annuum.
BONDA MAN JACQUES - NOT AVAILABLE THIS SEASON
A blistering chinense from Martinique. Chinense.
Small top shaped glistening red chiles shared with an Indiana farmer by his Brazilian in-laws. Perhaps a slightly larger variant of the tiny Pimenta de Bode from Goias. Chinense.
Not to be confused with the Bonney habanero type, this tall plant from Guam is loaded with small red hot points of light. Frutescens.
Large rare thick triangular yellow to red fruits. Annuum.
Another superhot that will blow your mind. You've heard of brain freeze from ice cream...... Chinense.
BRAZIL RED PUMPKIN
You know I love my squashes. This plant produced luminescent red pumpkin shaped fruits. Baccatum.
These tiny red pimentas are thin skinned and eminently suitable for drying. Frutescens.
Tall bush with erect goofy shaped baccatums from South America. Baccatum.
BRIGHT STAR 2015
These medium heat medium length green Korean chiles will light up your garden both day and night. Balg-eun byeol. Annuum.
Blocky dark green shiny medium sized chile that ripens to red. From the northern coast of western Australia. Annuum.
Called shipkas in their native Bulgaria, these bright orange chiles are great for pickling. Annuum.
The skyscraper of the chile field. Pequin type from Myanmar called nga yut thee. Annuum.
Immense bush in the field loaded with thin Thai-like fruits. One taste will lead to your own religious epiphany. Annuum.
BVI PUMPKIN - NOT AVAILABLE THIS SEASON
Next to chiles, squashes are my passion. What a delight to find them combined in this chile from the British Virgin Islands.
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Lizard head. What a great name for this blocky shaped chile from Latin America. Annuum.
CACHO DE CABRA
A thin red Chilean pepper with a dimpled top. "Goat´s horn." Annuum.
Fleshy red globes bursting with mild aromatic juices. A staple in Cuban dishes. Chinense. Cuba. Heat scale: 2.5
Unusual Peruvian habanero type. Elongated fruits start out white, then turn violet and ripen to red. Chinense.
Beautiful orange-red peppers with thick walls are a favorite for pickling. Annuum.
These shiny orange chiles resemble Chinese lanterns, hence their name. Annuum.
Small upward pointing red chiles grow in clusters that will create a glow
all their own. Annuum.
CAPEZZOLI DI SCIMMIA
Monkey nipples. Perky orange globes with spicy scented tips. Chinense.
Elongated golden wrinkly habanero from Peru. Chinense.
Medium hot, medium sized chile from Casado Farms in El Guique, NM. Annuum.
When this chile is dried and shaken, the seeds rattle, earning their name. The fruits turn dark reddish brown and have a smoky, nutty taste. Annuum.
CAYENNE, LONG SLIM
Long, wrinkled skinny peppers are good for drying. Annuum.
CAYENNE, LONG THICK
Commercial variety dried for powder. Very large. Annuum.
CAYENNE, YELLOW 2015
A thick meaty prolific bright golden cayenne brought to me from Vietnam. Annuum.
CAYMAN, RED NOT AVAILABLE THIS SEASON
Rich, red, round and shiny. Resembles a miniature rocoto. Chinense.
Long and yellow-orange when ripe. Small bell pepper shape with habanero taste. Chinense.
Designed by Paul Bosland of New Mexico State University to celebrate its 100th anniversary. This purple ornamental is completely edible. Annuum.
Large, tall upright plant with bright yellow orange fruits. Succulent and fruity. Chacoense.
A wild variety collected from the Chaco Forest of Paraguay and Argentina. Also known as AT Hunziker. Tiny peppers on a prolific bush. Chacoense.
CHAPEU DE FRADE
This unusual chile originated in Brazil and is also called the Monk´;s Hat after its silly shape. Baccatum.
CHARAPITA NOT AVAILABLE THIS SEASON
Yellow bullets of fire will pierce you to the core. Tiny round yellow chiles. Chinense. Peru.
Pale yellow orange cayenne making their debut to popular demand.. Annuum.
Although I've heard these are mild, the strain I grew produced heat! The perfume of this chile journeyed through my body every time I took a breath while seed-saving. Delightful!
A Georgian Russian variety, shape and color resemble the name. Mild. Annuum.
CHERRY BOMB, ORANGE
Large bright orange crispy crunchy cherry from Hobby Farmer in Michigan. Annuum.
Bright orange chiles that grow compactly. Medium size, medium heat. Annuum.
You've seen this on The Great Chile Poster - colored, long and curving. Earthy spicy taste. Annuum.
The elusive and rare mother of all mole chiles is here at last. Black velvet. Annuum.
Yellow velvet is here at last. I grew all three chilhuacles in a large pot so I could step right out the door to gather a few of these for all kinds of cooking, and of course, mole'! Annuum.
Red velvet. Makes a fine mole'. Annuum.
Also called Texas Pequin. Although small, these wild chiles pack a powerful punch. Annuum.
CHILTEPINE, GROUND COVER
A rare wild chiltepine variety that sprawls over the earth to form a spicy ground cover. Baccatum
Wild bird pepper from Mexico. Red ovals on a beautiful fuzzy stem. Annum.
These ristra chiles have an unusual spiraled and curving shape. My favorite chile based on looks. Annuum.
A shiny red Peruvian habanero. Round bulgy sides with a dimpled bottom. Chinense.
Red fleshy curvy chiles that dry well making them a great travel companion. Gives new meaning to the phrase packing heat.
Very large pale green mild to medium chile. Good for company cooking when you don't want to scare anybody away. Annuum.
A spicy Brazilian pacifier for adults to suck on. Chinense.
CIETE DE CALDO NOT AVAILABLE THIS SEASON
Rounded apple shaped chile from Ecuador and Guatemala. Called seven broth, seven wines, seven molhos, Whatever name you like, this chile is sure to warm your belly. Pubescens.
CLAVO - NOT AVAILABLE THIS SEASON
Salmon colored chiles with goofy bulging sides. Don't club anybody with these cudgels. Chinense. Variety bred by Mario Dadomo (Azienda Agraria Sperimentale Stuard, Parma, Italy).
These tiny triangle-shaped fruits are from the Guatemalan highlands. Beautiful sprawling bush. Annuum.
Most requested last season. This tall Guatemalan bush sparkles with its load of bright red chiles. Baccatum.
This hot chile was grown in the past at the Cochiti Pueblo and was rescued by Native Seeds/SEARCH. It is ready to travel the country to grow in your garden. Annuum.
Superior in heat, taste, color and sheer beauty. Chinense.
A chocolate brown habanero type from Trinidad. Chinense.
A New Mexican chile that was bred to have absolutely no heat. Great for chile rellenos and green chile sauces for those who like the roasted flavor without the heat. Annuum.
This tabasco-like chile will dazzle your eyes as well as your tastebuds.
Fuzzy stems adorned with medium sized green to burnished gold chiles.
CRIOLLA COCINA 2015
A not so pungent pepper with all the flavor but not the heat. From Nicaragua. Chinense.
A small-ribbed Bolivian chile that ripens to a luminous golden shade. Wonderful taste. Baccatum.
I took this out of the catalog years ago, but this Brazlian beauty has had a resurgence in popularity. Bright yellow round chiles smoulder in your mouth and your belly.
A Polish pepper to salute my father´s homeland. Good for drying. Annuum.
Dark leaves and purple flowers frame these mild shiny Jalapeno-like chiles which turn an incredible lustrous black, then red. Annuum.
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My first bird chile from India. This chile will zap your tongue with lightning. Fructens.
I've been working on this one for years. Blistering heat, succulent flavor and a lovely pointed bottom.
The heady fragrance and taste are the same but without any heat. Ripens to a glossy red. Chinense.
This unique pepper comes from St. Augustine, Florida and rivals the habanero on the heat scale. Bright orange color when ripe. Chinense.
DE ARBOL DE BAJA CALIFORNIA
The name is long and so are these bright red thin chiles. Annuum.
DE ARBOL, PURPLE
These tree chiles are a shining majestic purple-red. Annuum.
Also called the tree chile as this plant can grow up to 3 feet tall with many fruits. The peppers are long and thin. Annuum.
DEDO DE MOCA
A red Brazilian Aji. Don´t use this ladyfinger while baking. Baccatum.
A large cayenne from Turkmenistan. Annuum.
DEVIL'S TONGUE, YELLOW
Of course the devil's tongue is made of fire. Yours will be too when you sample this scorcher. Chinense.
DIENTE DE PERRO
My amiable dogs don't bite back, but I can't say the same for this sharp and pointy chile. Annuum.
An aji from China. Red ribbed ballons filled with liquid heat. Baccatum.
I'm not sure where this red South African bird pepper got its dire name, but since I'm a chile optimist, I'll assume a faint hearted chile eater gave it a taste. Frutescens.
This oft requested chile arrives from Pakistan. Round, red and shiny with a perky point on the bottom. Annuum.
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This word always makes me think of Scarlett O'Hara tossing her head to show off her mother's earbobs. These petite tear drop shaped ajis don't need to show off, they are beautiful all on their own. Baccatum.
Eccola! And here it is: another stunning multicolored ornamental. Annuum. Variety bred by Mario Dadomo (Azienda Agraria Sperimentale Stuard, Parma, Italy).
A burnished brown Anaheim/New Mexican chile. Great for mild mole. Annuum.
Very thick brown to red chile from St. Croix, Virgin Islands. Beautiful fuzzy stems and leaves. I cooked with this a lot last season. Annuum.
A hot chile that ranges from 2 to 5 inches in length. Annuum.
A shiny brilliant red ristra chile of medium heat. Thick flesh is good for roasting and baking chile rellenos. Annuum.
Truly a splendid sight. Gleaming upward pointing multicolored clusters of chiles. Annuum. Variety bred by Mario Dadomo (Azienda Agraria Sperimentale Stuard, Parma, Italy).
A deep rich chocolate aji. Popular for berebere sauce. Baccatum.
Mario has found it! This was my 2009 beauty winner. Thin yet voluptuous chiles. Annuum. Italy. Heat scale: 8. Variety bred by Mario Dadomo (Azienda Agraria Sperimentale Stuard, Parma, Italy).
A smoldering bouquet of deep purple leaves and conical glowing multicolored fruits. A visual feast. Annuum.
More elongated than the other colors; these dark chocolate bites carry all the heat of the other colors. Chinense.
If the yellow doesn't kill you, the red might! Red knobby habanero from Central Africa. Chinense.
FATALI, WHITE NOT AVAILABLE THIS SEASON
Also known as Mojo. Get your Mojo working with this fruity white heat. Chinense.
FIESTA NOT AVAILABLE THIS SEASON
An ornamental with a flaming rainbow of green-red-yellow chiles. Annuum.
FIJI NOT AVAILABLE THIS SEASON
A glossy miniature cayenne from the South Pacific.
From the oilfields of Arabia to the chile fields of Indiana, this long cayenne will burn a path to your garden. Annuum.
Deep crimson chile, the size and shape of a finger. Another way to zing
someone by giving them the finger. Also called Florida pepper. Annuum.
I crown this the 2008 beauty winner. Multicolored and compact. Annuum.
Multicolored pyrotechnic pequin chiles set off a blaze in your belly. Annuum.
Medium in size and heat, good for a crowd pleasing salsa. Annuum.
FRIARIELLO DI NAPOLI
Chef interest in milder chiles convinced me to reintroduce this sweetly mild Italian frying pepper. Annuum.
Long green to red mild Japanese pepper with a dimpled and twisting top. Annuum.
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A red hot Japanese cayenne. Brilliant crimson when ripe. Annuum.
Large mild yellow chile will blaze a trail to your stomach. Annuum.
GHANA, ROUND - NOT AVAILABLE THIS SEASON
Clusters of green to red gumdrop shaped peppers from Ghana. Annuum.
Like a sip of fine scotch, a taste of this Maldivian chinense will spread a glow throughout your body. Chinense.
Thick velvety stalks topped by small shiny black to red erect fruits. Annuum.
I crossed the Peter pepper and the Shishito to create a chile honoring the female anatomy. Annuum.
Variegated purple white leaves frame these medium hot bright orange chiles. A stunning potted plant. Annuum
A mild pepperoncini kissed by the Mediterranean sun. A great pickling pepper. Annuum.
Large elongated habanero type often used to spice up Indonesian sambal. Chinense.
Long large sunny habanero variety with an electrifying tingle. Chinense.
GRAC DE BODES
A towering chinense from Brazil with an abundance of curvy red chiles. Chinense.
Fruity aroma and heat grace this chinense from the French West Indies. Great gnarly shape. Chinense.
A Mexican chile with a lustrous color and licorice taste. Annuum.
GUAMPINHA DE VEADO
I wish these deer horn chiles would fend off other deer from the chile field. These small fruits on a large bush ripen earlier than most ajis. Red fruity flavor from the campanha region of southern Brazil. Baccatum.
Dark leaves frame petite multicolored clusters of chiles. Small and beautiful like the name. Annuum. Italy. Variety bred by Mario Dadomo (Azienda Agraria Sperimentale Stuard, Parma, Italy).
This Chinese pepper looks like a cascabel but packs a much bigger punch. Annuum.
Classic Iberian cayenne from the Basque area of Spain. A chef staple. Annuum.
HABANERO, BIG SUN
The sun's warmth will radiate through your being when you nibble this large golden hottie. Chinense.
HABANERO, CAPPUCINO - NOT AVAILABLE THIS SEASON
For those who like a little extra kick in their java. Chocolate habanero from Italy. Chinense.
The Byers family cruise led to the discovery of this incendiary red habanero. Chinense.
A deep rich chocolate brown suffuses this volvanic chinense.
HABANERO, CHOCOLATE LONG
The largest chocolate habanero I have ever grown. Lustrous silky chocolate warmth. Chinense.
Let the devil tempt you with his yellow white fiery fruits. Chinense.
Rough pleated skin gives this hab an unusual appearance but with all the customary sizzle. Spicy condiment, anyone? Chinense.
This was the surprise winner in the potted plant sales last year. The
color and shape of the chiles drew crowds both in the greenhouse and at
HABANERO, PERUVIAN WHITE
This chinense produces prolific amounts of tiny yellow bullets of fire. Chinense.
HABANERO, PERUVIAN YELLOW
A tiny shiny yellow orange pumpkin glowing with its own inner fire. Chinense.
HABANERO, PURPLE BLUSH
This mighty meaty chile from Peru ripens to a deep purple brown. Chinense.
HABANERO, RICA RED
Sometimes called the Bonney Pepper in the West Indies. Chinense.
Large red habanero type from a market in Vietnam. Chinense.
Smaller fruited, ivory habs with majestic heat. Chinense.
Smooth skinned, orange ripe color and unbelievable taste and fragrance. Why isn't perfume made from this stuff? Chinense.
These bright orange peppers once scientifically proven to be the hottest in the world. Chinense.
HAHONG KU CHU
A Korean pepper seed sent to me by one of my students who praised the fresh taste. Annuum.
Large pale yellow medium heat chile from China. Annuum.
A bottom heavy red mama from the Hanoi market in Vietnam. Annuum.
HAROLD ST. BARTS NOT AVAILBLE THIS SEASON
The color and heat of sunshine will warm your winter weary bones in this
petite chile from the island of St. Barts. Chinense.
The most popular New Mexican chile - this is what is shipped by air to most chileheads. Hotter than other types of Anaheims or New Mexicans. Great for spicy rellenos. Annuum.
HAWAIIAN SWEET HOT
Gleaming green to red peppers with a unique flavor. Annuum.
This plant towered over the others in the chile field. Fuzzy stems with thin oval red fruits. Frutescens.
A local hot sauce maker had these red cayennes self seed and sprout up all over her place 2 years in a row. Our first local chile! Annuum.
You'll fall in love with this Pennsylvania Dutch heirloom chile. Compact bush with glossy red heart-shaped chiles.
Small red scorchers collected in Cambodia. Frutescens.
HOTAZEL (Currently not available)
Glistening bright red habanero suffused with the heat of the South African sun. Chinense.
Sweetly spicy small round pickling pepper from South Africa. Crisply delicious. Annuum.
A rare Jalapeno variety. Also called Red Snapper, watch out for the bite. Annuum.
HUNGARIAN YELLOW WAX
By popular demand, the classic pungent hot bananas are here for you. Annuum.
This medium hot blocky pepper came from a friend´s Hungarian mother so I call it the Bussert pepper in her honor. She uses it for pickling and canning. Annuum.
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Let there be light! Brilliant multicolored small chiles grow upright. A stunner. Annuum. Variety bred by Mario Dadomo (Azienda Agraria Sperimentale Stuard, Parma, Italy).
Glowing cream colored fireballs that ripen to red.
Red hot chiles will light an interior bonfire of joy as the delicious heat warms your bones.
Unique plant with tall fuzzy stems, soft velvety leaves and small Thai-like fruits.
These glossy, green Poblanos mature to a rich chocolate brown with a smoky licorice flavor when roasted. Annuum.
Large mild relleno chile from the Isleta Pueblo in New Mexico. Annuum.
A ristra chile grown at the Isleta Pueblo in New Mexico. Annuum.
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JAMAICAN HOT, CHOCOLATE
A chocolate that is low calorie and good for you. What a winner! Chinense.
JAMAICAN HOT, ORANGE
Another color in the fiery Jamaican rainbow. Chinense.
JAMAICAN HOT, RED
Also called the mushroom pepper after its unusual shape. Annuum.
JAMAICAN HOT, YELLOW
This Jamaican pepper has rough skin and a different shape than the red, but shares the same citrus taste. Chinense.
JAMAICAN KITCHEN PEPPER
Also called country pepper. Loads of tiny red juicy chiles adorn this tall plant. Annuum.
Indonesian cayenne. A classic red chile. Annuum.
From the Jemez Pueblo in New Mexico. Heart shaped and triangular 3 inch fruits. Annuum.
Stunning ornamental with green-purple-mostly white foliage and bright purple red fruits. Annuum.
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Fruits resemble round red Christmas bulbs with a pointy bottom. Very nice.
Beauty. Taste. Heat. An extremely thin cayenne from Indonesia. I love this chile!
This was the runner up in the 2009 Beauty Trials. Compact bush loaded with white chiles that ripen to red. From Croatia. Annuum. Variety bred by Mario Dadomo (Azienda Agraria Sperimentale Stuard, Parma, Italy).
A curving pointy chile with thin flesh. These chiles give the heat to kimchee. Annuum.
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This mild chile came to me in Indiana all the way from China. It was sent to China from Purdue University in Indiana. It is indeed a small world. Annuum.
A red cayenne from a farmer´s market in India. Annuum.
The winner of the 2002 chile beauty pageant. A Peruvian chinense with purple veined leaves and stems topped with orange lantern shaped chiles. Chinense.
This Aji comes to Indiana from Brazil. Golden hues with smaller fruit than the Peruvian variety. Similar to kellu uchu. Baccatum.
LINGUA DI FUOCO
Better known in Italy as a bean, but this pepper will kiss your tongue with fire. Also called Cornetto. Annuum.
A huge mild Pepperoncini from Turkey. Annuum.
A rare New Mex type. Order early, supply extremely limited. Annuum.
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The strangest shaped purple pepper I have ever seen. The dark warty chiles resemble upside down patty pan squashes and point at the sky. Annuum. Variety bred by Mario Dadomo (Azienda Agraria Sperimentale Stuard, Parma, Italy).
Mexican pequin. Are you man enough to handle this fireball? Annuum.
Your body will burn with its own inner fire after tasting this Laotian chile.
A rare Brazilian variety. Small with a wrinkly skin. Hot! Frutescens.
How cute! I loved this as a container plant. Tiny red hot fruits. Annuum.
Same as below but ripens to a bold red. Pubescens.
This meaty chile turns a yellow orange when ripe and can easily be identified by its black seeds. Also known as peron or canario. Pubescens.
Small round orange-red marble shaped South American chiles on long thin stems. Great for small-necked vinegar bottles.
Thin, pale green corkscrew cayennes from Ethiopia. Surprisingly mild. Annuum.
This beauty will make you soar on the wings of a chile high. Annuum
Larger satiny chesnut brown chile. Annuum. Variety bred by Mario Dadomo (Azienda Agraria Sperimentale Stuard, Parma, Italy).
Larger medium heat deep red Japanese chile. Annuum.
A tropical glow is carried over into this florescent multicolored ornamantal from Hawaii.
Another tiny scorcher collected from the Sonoran thorn forest. Annuum.
A bell pepper with just the tiniest tingle. Annuum.
I grow new ornamentals every year and their variety never ceases to amaze me. Deep purple leaves and purple to red chiles. Nature's beautiful blanket of warmth. Annuum.
A wild variety of unknown origin. Low bushes become covered with tiny red pea shaped chiles. One of the most prolific wild chiles I have grown. Baccatum.
"Looking at the sun" These chiles grow toward the sky and make beautiful ristras. Annuum.
Erin, the Chile Girl, crossed the Shishito with the Monk's Hat and christened this unbelievably goofy result. Annuum.
Let's not neglect the upper part of the monkey's anatomy. No words can describe this silly shape. Annuum.
This plant is low and bushy, the red chiles are small and lumpy, but OH MAMA----what heat and flavor. My 2005 favorite. Chinense.
The 2004 beauty winner has been crowned. The largest purple chile I have ever grown. A luscious purple shade infuses this stunning bell shaped chile. Annuum.
This chile originates in Brazil where they are considered to be not very hot. This strain came via Africa and carries the heat of the African countryside with it. Chinense.
This has been compared to a mushroom, UFO and pattypan squash in shape, but the medium-hot taste is all chile. Annuum.
MUTTON - NOT AVAILABLE THIS SEASON
Elongated yellow habanero from Belize. Also called goat pepper. Chinense.
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NAGA DORSET MORRICH
A slightly smaller but earlier ripening superhot. A load of these in the dehydrator cleared the building. Chinense.
Another of the hottest of the hot. These serpent chiles from Bangladesh bite back. A mere sliver is enough to make a grown chilewoman sweat. Chinense.
This hot cayenne comes from Hokkaido, Japan. Richly red. Annuum.
Medium heat bright red chile from Nambe Pueblo in New Mexico. Annuum.
Mild to medium green to red chile for roasting and stuffing. Annuum.
This medium sized sweeter Mexican chile is named for its rich dark color. Annuum.
A dizzying euphoria will suffuse your being as you savor this small cayenne. Annuum.
NEW MEX JOE PARKER
An Anaheim type with wider shoulders. I find this easier to stuff for rellenos. Annuum.
NEW MEX R NAKY
A very mild, but good sized New Mexican type. Excellent for roasting and stuffing. Annuum.
A very thin, twisting Japanese chile. Excellent for drying. Annuum.
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OT CHI THIEN
A fiery small upward pointing chile from Vietnam. Frutescens.
Beautiful fuzzy leaves and stems bear a resemblence to the Serrano. Annuum.
This red and purple Italian ornamental will have you singing joyful arias. Annuum. Italy, Heat scale: 8 Variety bred by Mario Dadomo (Azienda Agraria Sperimentale Stuard, Parma, Italy).
A Native American ornamental with purple and multicolored fruits. It is completely edible. Annuum.
A visual knockout. Beautiful dark purple leaves and fruit. Annuum.
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Very long, lovely curling red cayenne type from Pakistan. Great drying chile. Simla Mirch. Annuum.
This pepper came from Hungary and is one of their mildly spicy paprika peppers. Wonderful for drying and grinding into powders. Annuum.
A larger variety, wonderful for rich, earthy dark mole sauces. Annuum.
Very thin-walled and long, these shiny black-green chiles ripen to dark brown. They dry well for use as powders or mole sauces. Annuum.
Little raisin. A shiny, smaller, curved, mildly spicy chile. Part of the "Holy Trinity" of mole chiles, along with Isleno and Poblano. Annuum.
This was the top seller in the potted ornamentals last season and they weren't even in the purple pots! Small cone-shaped multicolored fruits adorn this Hispanic heirloom from Arizona. Annuum.
A South African cherry variety with a unique sweetly mild tang. Similar to peppers found in salad bars. Annuum
By popular demand, I offer this mild, pickling pepper. This goofy shape looks great in a canning jar or in vinegar. Annuum.
This Italian seed package translated as "peppers for pickling cigarettes." I decided this really meant they were a type of Pepperoncini. But what a great name! Also known as Sigaretta from Bergamo. Annuum.
A domesticated version of the chiltepine. Tiny and hot. This is the chile I use for vinegars, oils and vodkas. Annuum.
My other 2007 favorite! The chiles were perfect miniatures of butternut squashes. So cute and precious.
This aji grows upright making it a great container plant. Thickly fleshed red fruits. Baccatum.
An edible ornamental with purple flowers, deep purple foliage and fruit. Eventually turns red, but new crop will start purple. Annuum.
A large sprawling plant which yields long ribbed yellow aji fruits. Delicious. Baccatum.
We have red and yellow, why not orange? Could be a little bit of sunburn. Annuum.
PETER PEPPER, RED
Named for the male anatomy that it resembles. Always a conversation piece at the dinner table. Annuum.
The possibilities for bad puns are endless. Need I say more? Annuum.
PICCANTE ROSSO DI CAIENNA
Small to medium sized chile designed for those who like a little spice in their pasta sauces. Annuum.
PICO DE GALLO
"Rooster´s Beak". This Mexican plant is small and very prolific. A good salsa chile. Annuum.
PICO DE PAJARO
Bird's beak. Small red hot cayenne from Mexico. Annuum.
PICO DE PALOMA
This dove's beak chile is definitely not a messenger of peace. Small and hot. From Ambergis Caye in Belize.
PIMA BAJO CHILTEPINE
Tiny, scorchingly hot peppers from Sonora, Mexico. An undomesticated version of the Pequin chile. Annuum.
PIMENT BEC D'OISEAU NOIR (Not Currently Available)
Black-purple African-American chile believed to have originated in Haiti. Annuum.
A small chinense from Haiti. Also called goat pepper. Chinense.
A bright yellow milder Spanish pepper. The best seller in the potted plant division last season. Annuum.
Sweetly mild red triangular Spanish pepper. Another tapas favorite along with Pimenta Padron and Piquillo. Annuum.
PIMENTA DE CHEIRO
This Brazilian habanero is also known as the scented chile due to its fragrant perfume. Chinense.
PIMENTA DE PADRON
A basic tool for the Spanish chef and the darling of the American cooking industry in 2001. Try it for yourself and see what the buzz is all about. Annuum.
PINCHED NOSE NOT AVAILBLE THIS SEASON
I imagine this chile was named after the shape. It could also be from the gesture one might make after taking a pungent bite. Chinense.
Mild to medium heat. Excellent all-purpose cooking chile from Spain. Tapas anyone? Annuum.
PIQUIN, LARGE BLACK
The name sums it up. Prolific black purple fruits on a large bush. Annuum.
Highly popular for Portuguese and African sauces. Also known as pili pili and peri peri..
Tall plants produce abundant green to red medium heat, thick fruits. Korean. Excellent for slicing and pickling. Makes great kim chee. Annuum
This heart shaped glossy chile is traditionally used for rellenos and mole sauces. The green stage is called Poblano and the red dried stage is called Ancho. Although considered a mild chile, I have found Poblanos grown in the Midwest are usually hotter than those grown in the Southwest. Annuum.
A Christmas chile that can last year round as a houseplant. Red fruits and green foliage make a striking combination. Annuum.
Little chicken: this was a big hit as a potted plant at Farmer's Market last season. Compact and bushy with gathered small red chiles. Annuum. Variety bred by Mario Dadomo (Azienda Agraria Sperimentale Stuard, Parma, Italy).
POLOMBO NOT AVAILABLE THIS SEASON
Small red bell shape from Uruguay. Baccatum.
My favorite cayenne for container growing. Superior in color, size, taste,
heat and fruit production. From India. Annuum.
A cayenne that starts white and changes into an array of colors for a beautiful cayenne bouquet. Annuum
A large classic. I've grown this for years and wanted to share it with all cayenne lovers. Annuum.
PRIK KI NU
This tall plant produces a larger red Thai pepper. Also known as rat turd, tse tin tsu and ratwitpepper. Annuum.
PUERTO RICAN JELLY BEAN
Don't confuse these jelly beans with their wimpy counterparts. Annuum.
Nice medium heat chile with the taste of licorice. Ripens to a glossy red-brown. Annuum.
Slender rich red cayenne collected at a Farmer's Market in the Punjab region. Annuum.
Wonderful fruity taste and aroma. Purple streaked white fruits ripen to orange red. Annuum.
The winner in the 2013 chile beauty pageant. Purple black spicy balls nestled in deep purple leaves kisse with touches of white. Very compact. Annuum.
Beautiful white flowers with purple edges produce round glossy purple and red fruits that will dazzle you all summer. Annuum.
A purple-fruited ornamental to add royal color to your garden. Annuum.
A lovely hot chile for adding just the right flavor to Indian curries. Annuum.
PUSA JAWALA, ORANGE
Brightly colored corkscrew shaped cayennes with wrinkly tops. I love these. Annuum.
A chile from Chile. I chose to translate this one in a positive way: very appealing. Frutescens.
Politeness keeps me from translating this name. A tiny wild red chile that will smack you in the mouth and kick you in the butt. Chacoense.
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Small round yellow-orange-red pea shaped chiles from Bolivia. Baccatum.
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An aji that grows low to the ground blanketing the earth with small round fruits in beautiful clusters. Baccatum.
Starts luminous white then turns red and shiny. I cook a lot with this Bolivian white to red habanero. Chinense.
RED PAPER LANTERN
Huge red habanero glows with an inner light from the stem to the pert pointy bottom. Chinense.
The red pyramid in Egypt is called the shining one. What an apt name for this marvelous chile. Annuum.
When even an Anaheim is too hot, reach for this very mild large chile for roasting and stuffing. Makes a soothing chile relleno. Annuum.
A medium hot chile, somewhat like a Jalapeno, except the color begins yellow and gradually changes to orange and then bright red. Annuum.
Blast off to new heights of flavor and heat with this thin skinned red Korean chiles. Great for drying and making ristras. Annuum.
This tiny pepper is sometimes called a squash pepper because it looks like a pattypan squash. From Puerto Rico. Chinense.
Unusual fuzzy stemmed plant with beautiful purple flowers and fuzzy leaves produces a thick rounded red fruit with black seeds. Pubescens.
ROYAL GOLD NOT AVAILABLE THIS SEASON
This Peruvian chinense is a kingly addition to your pepper garden. Chinense.
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A small Japanese chile. Good for stringing and drying. Chiles grow in upright clusters. Annuum.
From the Santo Domingo Pueblo in New Mexico. These hot peppers turn a brilliant red and are traditionally made into ristras. Annuum.
Did I say I already had a 2007 favorite? These bright orange chiles stood out in both the greenhouse and the field and their crunchy sweet hot bite was a standout in taste. Annuum.
A super hot red chinense whose sting will fill you with bright hot pleasure. Chinense.
SCORPION TONGUE, CHOCOLATE NOT AVAILABLE THIS SEASON
A silky superhot that will melt your bones from the inside out. Extremely limited supply. Order early in February or reserve for 2016. Chinense.
SCORPION TONGUE, YELLOW NOT AVAILABLE THIS SEASON
The yellow tail on this superhot will sizzle, scorch, tingle and ignite all your senses into a blaze of glory. Extremely limited supply. Order early in February or reserve for 2016. Chinense.
SCOTCH BONNET, CHOCOLATE
These chiles come from Jamaica and are the primary ingredients of jerk sauces. A hot, fruity and smoky flavor. Chinense.
SCOTCH BONNET, EARLY RED
This chinense shares the same characteristics as the chocolate and yellow, but ripens to a glowing red. Chinense.
SCOTCH BONNET, GRENADA
Don't worry: eat chile! Chinense.
SCOTCH BONNET, RED
A later, but larger red variety from the West Indies.
SCOTCH BONNET, YELLOW
Wow! This is one of my favorites. Blisteringly hot but with a wonderful subtle fruity taste. Limited supply this season. Chinense.
A large medium heat yellow beauty from Czechoslovakia. Annuum.
Similar goofy shape as Chapeu de Frade but these are hotter and ripen to an orange red. Baccatum.
A favorite chile. Consistently hot. These small chiles are excellent for drying, resisting mildew even in Southern Indiana´s climate. Annuum.
So called because one chile is spicy enough to heat up 7 pots of food. Also called Seven Pod. Chinense.
SEVEN POT, BARRACKPORE
There are many unstable strains of superhot varieties around now, but I have been growing this red scorcher for a while. Chinense.
SEVEN POT, CHOCOLATE NOT AVAILABLE THIS SEASON
Extremely limited supply. Order early in February or reserve for 2016. Chinense.
SEVEN POT, JONAH
Another electrifying red tingler from Trinidad. Chinense.
SEVEN POT, ORANGE
Another superhot color to blind your senses with blistering heat. Chinense.
SEVEN POT, WHITE
This chile coats your tongue, throat and mouth with a white volcanic eruption of tingly taste.
SEVEN POT, YELLOW
Extremely limited supply. Order early in February or reserve for 2016. Chinense.
SHABU SHABU 2015
A superhot red chinense from the Chinese Burma border. Make your own Asian hot pot with this chile.
Cayenne from Bhutan. Annuum.
Maybe the Egyptian pharaohs included this cayenne in their afterlife plans. Annuum.
This green chile is also called the hip or buttock pepper because of its unusual end shape. Grow next to the Peter pepper and see what happens. Most popular in 2013. Annuum.
The hottest paprika I have ever grown. Mind numbing and tongue tingling small red clustered fruits. Annuum.
A red habanero collected in India. This heat will make the mountains tremble. Chinense.
Small shiny red fruits from the Philippines. Can be mistaken for candy only by looks, but not by taste! Frutescens.
Compact bushy plant spilling over with small red fiery bites. Annuum. Variety bred by Mario Dadomo (Azienda Agraria Sperimentale Stuard, Parma, Italy).
Tapered petite red ovals characterize this prolific wild bird bush from Chiapas, Mexico. Annuum.
From a small communal farm in Sonora, Mexico. Similar to a Serrano, but much meatier. Annuum.
Truly a symphony of color. Thin erect riotous multicolored fruits grow in clusters. Annuum. Variety bred by Mario Dadomo (Azienda Agraria Sperimentale Stuard, Parma, Italy).
A wild bird pepper from Sonora, Mexico. Small red chiles resemble peas only in size and shape, but certainly not in heat. Annuum.
Also known as Little Nubian. Dark purple black to red lozenges coat your
insides with healing warmth. Annuum.
SOUTH TEXAS PEQUIN
As development deepens in Texas, wild pequins are losing their habitat. We are reviving them here in the heart of Hoosierdom. Annuum
An oversized pequin from St. Helena Island. Red ruby jewels of fire. Annuum.
World renown heralds this red habanero from the West Indies. A staple in
Caribbean cooking. This chile goes by many appellations: Madame Jeanette,
Surinam Red, Bonda Man Jacques and seasoning pepper. No matter what you
call it, it is delicious. Chinense.
An Anaheim/New Mex variety that ripens to yellow. Adds great color to rellenos and ristras. Annuum.
This Anaheim/New Mex ripens to orange. Annuum.
Also called Madame Jeanette. Dimpled side and pointed tips give this salmon yellow chinense a unique shape. Chinense.
Thick walled flesh adds a delicate crunch to this mild white chile.
Thin red chiles from the Szechaun province of southwestern China. Also called heavenly chile or tears from heaven. Annuum.
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The most popular Japanese chile. Called hawk claw after the curved talon shape. Annuum.
An extremely mild Jalapeno designed for those who like just the tiniest amount of tingle on their palate. Annuum.
TANGERINE BELL - NOT AVAILABLE THIS SEASON
Bell refers to the shape, not to the pepper type of this golden yellow Costa Rican habanero. Chinense.
A tiny hot wild bird pepper collected in the Sierra Madres. Annuum.
Mild glossy mini Poblano type. Annuum.
Also known as purple bird. Small purple colored pea-shaped wild peppers. HOT! Annuum.
TENNESSEE TEAR DROPS
've grown this as a container chile for years and Gary Paul Nabhan inspired me to include it here so this compact multicolored variety will become more widespread. Annuum.
Celebrate the dawn with these bright orange chiles. A tasty addition to any breakfast.
Texas always seems to represent well in beauty pageants. This beauty is definitely a top 10 in ornamentals. Annuum.
TEXAS WILD PEQUIN
Highly requested. Small red pea shaped peppers with plenty of snap. Annuum.
You asked for more longer Thai varieties and here they are. Annuum.
Extremely thin, knobby chiles great for yellow curry and ristras. Annuum.
These tiny pointed chiles give the heat to those delicious Thai curries. Compact bush type is good for container growing. Annuum.
These are my favorite Thai variety for container growing. Small red powerful fruits. Makes an excellent houseplant. Annuum.
TIMPLIN (Not currently available)
Tall bush adorned with red bird peppers. Annuum.
My personal favorite of the 2002 trials. An outstanding combination of beauty and flavor. Black, glossy and mild. Annuum.
A mild cooking staple from the West Indies. My number one customer request.
TOGO - NOT AVAILABLE THIS SEASON
An incendiary red blaze runner from western Africa. Chinense.
TOHONO D'OODHAM CHILTEPINE
This wild tiny bird pepper was harvested by Native Americans from a sacred mountain area in Arizona. Very prolific. Annuum.
Petite red cherry pepper from Calabria. Sweet spicy Italian kiss. Annuum.
When I first saw this plant in Mario Dadomo's chile field in Parma, Italy, I thought it was the most beautiful chile plant I had ever seen. Mario will live on in his beautiful chile creations. Annuum.
Not only does this striking ornamental bear glossy purple-red fruits, but it also features variegated foliage. This has replaced our front flower beds. Annuum.
A mild aromatic frut great for adding just the right amount of pepper flavor.
Watch out for the sly sting of this chile. Your lips will tingle, your mouth will burn, your toes will curl. Chinense.
TRINIDAD SCORPION MORUGA
An even hotter variant of the superhot Trinidad Scorpion. Gnarly bumpy chiles look as evil as they taste. Chinense.
TRINIDAD SCORPION MORUGA, YELLOW
Lumpy and bumpy texture with three dimensional heat that will shatter your senses. Chinense.
TRINIDAD SCORPION, YELLOW
A superhot with fiery golden venom. Chinense.
From the San Juan Pueblo in New Mexico. These peppers are mild. Annuum.
Small yet fleshy bright red erect peppers from China.
A rival for best shape! Small, red fruits with a bulging middle and pointy tip.
A mildly spicy cherry variety from Turkey via the USDA international seed bank. Urfa. Annuum.
TUTSE VERDE (Not currently available)
Glossy dark green chile from the Zapotec people of Oaxaca, Mexico. Green strawberry.
A rare wild bird pepper from Turkey. Small, mighty and highly prolific.
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ULUPICA (Not currently available)
This rare pepper hails from Bolivia and Peru. Tiny yet mighty.
Red Asian Cayenne. Great in stirfrys. Annuum.
These mild Turkish chiles have been a chef staple for the past two decades. Order early: these go fast! Annuum.
A small but mighty chinense from El Salvador.
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VENEZUELAN SWEET HABANERO
The wonderful fruity aroma of a habanero combined with the sweet taste of a bell pepper. A truly heavenly chile. Chinense.
VENUS OF WILLENDORF
Rising up from the frozen chile fields of the Midwest, this Cayman beauty makes a triumphant return. Heavy hipped, abundant and lush. Limited supply.
VIETNAMESE BLACK DRAGON
Dragons breathe fire but you will be spouting flames after tasting this shiny chile. Fructens.
VIETMANESE TEAR JERKER
Gigantic bush with prolific fruits whose heat will make you cry tears of joy. Frutescens.
VIETNAMESE, ORANGE NOT AVAILABLE THIS SEASON
Tall and loaded with small bell pepper shaped yellow orange blazing fruits that will light up your insides. Annuum.
A large elongated mild bell shaped pepper from Israel. Annuum.
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WATERMELON NOT AVAILABLE THIS SEASON
I received this unidentified chile in a seed swap. The leaves are etched with green and white. The fruit is oval with white, light green and dark green stripes. What else could I possibly call it?
Surprisingly, these small white to red bell-shaped fruits aren't very hot but make a crunchy addition to any mildly spicy dish. Annuum.
Juicy pea-shaped chiles blanket this South American plant with fiery warmth. Baccatum.
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I've been wanting to offer this for a long time. Red upright chiles are great for ristras. From Oaxaca, Mexico. Annuum.
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A larger deep dark purple conical chile perfect for container growing. Annuum. Africa. Variety bred by Mario Dadomo (Azienda Agraria Sperimentale Stuard, Parma, Italy).
A thick red cayenne from Thailand. Don't let the name fool you; it is delicious. Annuum.
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Currently not available.
A Native American variety. Medium heat chiles of a burnished deep red shade. Annuum.
A long season pepper with tiny triangular pods. Very prolific. Frutescens.
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