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Peppers and Eggplant

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GroupSubCropVarietyCatDescriptionAvail InDTM
EggplantAsianPing TungAEasy-to-grow Asian eggplants are long and slender with tender magenta skin. Productive plants yield up to 20 fruits each and are vigorous and stress tolerant. Slim fruits average 1-2" wide; plants should be staked for straight fruit. No peeling required! Compact habit. EcoGrow70 Days
EggplantDark PurpleBlack BeautyAClassic Italian eggplant with high yields and no spines. Blocky, nearly black bell-shaped fruits have a slight signature ribbing. Medium to thick skin is deep purple and glossy when mature. Compact plants benefit from staking to support heavy yields of large 5-6" fruits.EcoGrow65 Days
EggplantDark PurpleDiamondAA standout as a very prolific early producer; yields as well as hybrids. Slender, attractive dark purple fruit hang in clusters for easy picking. Fruit has mild flavor with no bitterness and a fine, creamy texture. Great choice for eggplants in a short season or for those looking for a high quality OP variety. Highly productive. EcoGrow70 Days
EggplantDark PurpleLittle FingersASlender, petite eggplants fantastic for grilling. Dark purple skin is thin and tender. Flesh has a silky texture with few seeds and mildly sweet flavor needing very little cooking time. Harvest when fruit is young and glossy. A great variety for large containers! Early and productive.EcoGrow60 Days
EggplantItalianListada di GandiaAStunning magenta-striped Italian eggplant for a beautiful display. Very productive plants produce abundant tender, delicious fruits with unusually thin skin. Egg-shaped petite 3-5" fruits fit in the palm of your hand and are great for smaller portions. Holds its color even at large sizes.EcoGrow85 Days
EggplantStripedRosa BiancaAPink and white Italian heirloom. Round, 4-6" long by 5-7" diameter fruit streaked with white and violet. Plump and variably ribbed. Mild, creamy taste. This traditional Italian variety is best adapted to regions with warm nights. Expect lower yields in cool areas. Green calyx.EcoGrow75 Days
EggplantWhitePure White F1AAsian eggplant features beautiful elongated cylindrical curved 1x12½" off-white fruits. EcoGrow75 Days
PeppersFryingCorno di ToroALarge, highly attractive scarlet, tapering 6-8" fruits are long and narrow, often with the bull horn curve for which they are named. Quickly turns gold and then a beautiful deep crimson color with sweet, full-bodied flavor when fully ripe. Versatile and great for eating raw, stuffed, grilled or traditionally fried in olive oil and sprinkled with parmesan. Plants are vigorous with an excellent upright habit. Personally, I love these peppers for their size, flavor and the thickness of the chili pepper walls. They are ideal for roasting and the thickness makes them slightly meaty.EcoGrow70 Days
PeppersFryingShishitoASmall, mild Japanese pepper for roasting, pan-frying and grilling. Thin walls blister and char easily when roasted or grilled, taking on rich flavor that is delicious with coarse salt and lemon juice. Pepper lore has it that the occasional fruit will display heat. Typically harvested and used green, but eventually turns orange and red with sweeter flavor. Prolific! Spreading habit.EcoGrow60 Days
PeppersHotAnaheim, NuMex Joe E. ParkerASouthwestern style traditional Anaheim harvested green for stuffing, grilling, roasting or processing. Peppers average 8" long and have thick, crisp flesh with mild heat and excellent flavor. Very productive strain that quickly changes from green to red. Improved version of New Mexico 6-4 pepper, with thicker, longer fruits that mature earlier.EcoGrow70 Days
PeppersHotBlack Hungarian SpiceAHighly ornamental and useful in the kitchen, the 4" long fiery fruits of this early-to-mature pepper resemble jalapeños, but are shiny black and eventually ripen to red. The prolific plants grow to 3' tall and produce green foliage highlighted by dark-purple veins alongside beautiful purple flowers. A good substitute for jalapeños. Medium hot.EcoGrow70 Days
PeppersHotCayenne, Ring-o-FireARing-O-Fire is an improved cayenne that matures earlier and has a glossy sheen with a fire engine red color. Prolific and dependable plants reach heights of 18" tall and produce loads of thin-skinned 4" fruits, great for eating fresh, dried or powdered. Heat is more mild than other cayenne varieties, resulting in peppers that are excellent for fresh preparations.EcoGrow60 Days
PeppersHotEarly JalapenoAProlific yields of flavorful blunt fruits with distinctive jalapeno flavor. Small, moderately spicy fruits with thick walls are traditionally harvested dark green but can be allowed to ripen to red. A classic eaten fresh or pickled with Mexican dishes! Compact plants are sturdy and work well in containers. EcoGrow65 Days
PeppersHotGhostAGhost Pepper / Bhut Jolokia is one of the hottest peppers in the world with 350,000-1,000,000 Scoville units. The peppers are 2 1/2 – 3? long and are green ripening to red. They have a long, narrow shape and a complex taste. The plants are very slow growing when young.EcoGrow110 Days
PeppersHotHungarian Hot WaxALong, banana-shaped waxy pepper used for frying, stuffing and pickling. Ripens from pale yellow to deep golden orange and finally cherry red, but traditionally harvested light green and used for pickling. May be harvested at any stage but heat intensifies as peppers mature. Very productive even in cool weather. Heat varies among strains; HMOS strain is spicyEcoGrow70 Days
PeppersHotJaluv An Attitude ChiliAAn extremely wide-topped, thick-walled jalapeño-type hot pepper. Bred for productivity and vigor at northern latitudes. The ultra-thick walls make for great body in salsa and other preparations. EcoGrow75 Days
PeppersHotPoblano - AnchoAMild heart-shaped chili perfect for stuffing in chiles rellenos or dried for ancho chili powder. Stout dark green fruits are moderately spicy with medium-thick walls. Referred to as Poblano when used fresh and Ancho when dried for seasoning. Plants are well branched. Well adapted variety; good yields in cool conditions.EcoGrow68 Days
PeppersHotPoblano - BastanAEarly and adaptable poblano pepper. Sturdy, upright plants produce high yields of uniform, 5" smooth, mostly two-lobed fruits. Bastan's fruits may be used at the green unripe or brown ripe stages. Excellent fried, roasted, or in chile rellenos.EcoGrow65 Days
PeppersHotRed Habanero -ABright red, glossy fruits with outstanding appearance, flavor and burn in taste tests. Peppers are lantern-shaped, longer and more slender than a typical habanero. Extremely hot fruits are abundant and average 3-4" long, with early maturity and good productivity in cool climates.EcoGrow70 Days
PeppersHotScotch BonnetAScotch Bonnet Orange pepper is too hot to handle!!! This variety is for serious Chile heads, the heat registers over 100,000 Scoville units. Peppers are green before ripening. They are 2” long by 2” wide. Plants are very productive. Scotch Bonnets are the most popular of the Carribean peppers.EcoGrow95 Days
PeppersHotYellow HabaneroA“Heat registered in BTU’s!” Yellow habanero is a late maturing pepper that has fruits with thin walls and a lantern shape averaging 2” x 1” and the rare combination of great taste and substantial heat. The heat is ranked at Level 4 on my Heat Scale. It grows on a tall plant and is the most beautiful pepper in the garden. The golden 2-inch pepper turns into a deep, sun-colored gold color. It will ripen from green, yellow, to a deep orange-gold when mature. It is used mainly raw because it loses subtlety, but not the heat when it’s cooked.EcoGrow95 Days
PeppersPaprikaBoldog Hungarian SpiceAOpen-pollinated. The Boldog from Hungary that doesn’t bite but does dry nicely with a hint of spiciness. A prolific bearer of 4–6" long wrinkled tapered pendant fruits. Enjoy fresh, although skins are a little tough, or roast and peel for delicious additions to pizza, pasta or stew. Pick red, dry and grind into sweet paprika or string into decorative ristras. Boldog sets enough fruit to accommodate all uses. The town of Boldog is in a well-known spice-pepper district northeast of Budapest.EcoGrow70 Days
PeppersPaprikaPapri PlusAPapri Plus is perfect for making paprika at home. Simply cut the peppers in half, remove the seeds, and dry the peppers. Once they are dry, break them into small pieces to fit in a spice grinder. Fruit average 6 inches in length and 1 ½ inches in width. Maturing from green to red, paprika is better made from red peppers which are more flavorful. These peppers taste great fresh too. Almost no heat. 70 days to green fruit and 80 to 85 days to red.EcoGrow80 Days
PeppersPimentoSheepnoseABefore bell peppers began to dominate sweet pepper offerings, people grew more pimento peppers for their meaty, sweet flesh and thick walls. This Ohio family heirloom could convince you to try them again. The fruit has a rich, aromatic flavor that is great for eating fresh, roasted, cooked, or canned. They are sturdy, 2½ inches long and wide, rounded and ribbed with few seeds. Easy to grow with big yield potential.EcoGrow70 Days
PeppersSweet BananaGoddess F1, BananaASweet banana for pickling or fresh eating. Long, thick-walled, smooth fruits are borne on large plants. Avg. 8-9" long, the fruits are mild when yellow and moderately sweet when they ripen red. Best for pickling due to their mild flavor, but also suitable for fresh market. Widely adapted. High resistance to bacterial leaf spot races 1-3. EcoGrow63 Days
PeppersSweet BellCalifornia WonderALarge, blocky, thick-walled glossy fruit that turns red quickly under a range of conditions. Upright, everbearing habit keeps fruit high on 24-30" plants. Suitable for shipping and freezing. Introduced by Burpee's in 1928 and still a hit today. Strong field resistance to tobacco mosaic virus.EcoGrow65 Green
PeppersSweet BellIko IkoASpectacular array of colors in a high yielding bell pepper. A rainbow of colors from a single variety! Immature fruits start dark purple, lavender, pale yellow and occasionally lime green, ripening to tangerine and red streaked with purple. Upright habit. Good leaf cover.EcoGrow65 Days
PeppersSweet BellKing CrimsonAEarly, prolific peppers are medium-sized and blocky with four lobes and thick walls. A favorite due to early maturity and uniform size. Slightly later than King of the North, with superior quality, uniformity and intermediate resistance to CMV. Uniform shape.EcoGrow60 Days
PeppersSweet BellKing of the NorthAReliable set of green to glossy red fruits in short seasons. Improved for a higher percentage of blocky, thick-walled, early ripening peppers each with three to four lobes. Known for its ability to produce good sized peppers in short, cool seasons. Strong plants support heavy yields. Early. Upright habit.EcoGrow57 Days
PeppersSweet HabaneroRoulette F1AA 2018 All-America Selections winning habanero that has no heat. It offers all the flavors of a traditional habanero, but it will not trouble those who can’t eat a hot pepper. In addition, the variety is early-maturing and produces up to 100 peppers per plant. Fruit matures to a brilliant red. 85 days.EcoGrow85 Days
PeppersSweet ItalianLively OrangeAThick-walled, bright orange fruits make a beautiful OP display when combined with Stocky Red Roaster and Lively Italian Yellow. Impressed us with its ability to set fruit, size up and ripen; large plants loaded with fruit competed well with hybrids in northern Vermont trials. Bred by Tom Lively of Eugene, OR and further selected by High Mowing.EcoGrow80 Days
PeppersSweet ItalianLively YellowAStunning sweet, thick-walled yellow fruits. Large, tapered golden yellow fruits with sweet, juicy flesh on vigorous plants. Prolific and reliable, performing well in the open field across a variety of climates and ripening well even in our northern areas. Italian-type. Vigorous, upright habit. EcoGrow75 Days
PeppersSweet ItalianPicnic redAThe red picnic pepper has unbelievable sweetness, and a rich complex flavor that makes them addictive. Bred with an emphasis on flavor, yields and plants that stand up straight for easy harvest. EcoGrow78 Days