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Peppers and Eggplant

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GroupSubCropVarietyDescriptionAvail In
EggplantEggplantBlack BeautyClassic 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.4.5" Pots
EggplantEggplantCasperEven eggplant haters will love Casper. The skin of white eggplants is milder than purple varieties. The flesh has a rich earthy flavor. This French variety is the best of the white eggplants. Pick at 5-6” long and eat skin and all. Productive in all growing areas. 70 days.4.5" Pots
EggplantEggplantDiamondA 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. 4.5" Pots
EggplantEggplantListada di GandiaStunning 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.4.5" Pots
EggplantEggplantLittle FingersSlender, 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.

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EggplantEggplantPing TungEasy-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. 4.5" Pots
PeppersFrying Pepper (Sweet)Corno di ToroLarge, 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.4.5" Pots
PeppersFrying Pepper (Sweet)NuMex Suave OrangeDeveloped by the Chile Pepper Institute, this pepper has all the wonderful flavor of a habanero but with very little heat, only about 800 Scoville Units. The distinctive habanero citrus-like aroma and flavor remains and many people can enjoy it better without the searing heat of a regular habanero. The word “suave” means smooth or mild in Spanish, and that is descriptive of the mellow flavor this variety delivers. Tall plants typically produce about 100 peppers each. 95 days.4.5" Pots
PeppersFrying Pepper (Sweet)ShishitoSmall, 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 habit4.5" Pots
PeppersHot PepperBig Jim AnaheimThe largest of New Mexican varieties, this pepper has pods up to 12 inches long that weigh as much as 4 ounces. Their size makes them a favorite for chiles rellenos. Medium hot pungency. As an advantage, plants are able to set fruit under hot, dry conditions. 80 days.4.5" Pots
PeppersHot PepperCayenne Large RedThe large Cayenne type peppers are hot and turn fiery red at maturity. It makes a great item for making hot sauces, drying or dehydration. The long tapered fruit have medium thick walls and ripen from green to red. Its open plant allows for easy harvest.4.5" Pots
PeppersHot PepperCow Horn (Cayenne)Cow Horn hot pepper features 6-10” hot, slender, curved pods that resemble a cow’s horn. Green to red. 75 days. Plant produces good yields of large 8" long by 1" wide Cayenne hot peppers. Peppers turn from green to bright red when mature. Plant has green stems, green leaves, and white flowers. Peppers look like a cow’s horn. These large thick walled Cayenne peppers are medium hot and perfect for making hot sauce and drying for pepper flakes. Excellent choice for home gardens and market growers. Scoville Heat Units: 5,000.4.5" Pots
PeppersHot PepperEarly JalapenoProlific yields of flavorful blunt fruits with distinctive jalapeño 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. 4.5" Pots
PeppersHot PepperHungarian Hot WaxLong, 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 spicy4.5" Pots
PeppersHot PepperJaluv An Attitude ChiliAn 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. 4.5" Pots
PeppersHot PepperMatchbox (aka Super Chili)Open-pollinated. A product of our inventory manager Roberta Bailey’s many years of dedicated breeding work to create an open-pollinated selection of the hybrid Super Chili, whose parents include Hungarian Hot Wax and Hot Banana. The squat plants bear prolific upright fruit, averaging 2" long, 1⁄3" across and ripening from pale green to deep scarlet. Like Super Chili, they bear well in cold damp weather, hot dry weather, sandy soils and heavy clay. They have plenty of heat and the characteristic finely cut lightweight leaves of many hot peppers. Can be potted and overwintered or brought inside to make a beautiful pepper wreath when frost threatens. 30,000-50,000 Scoville units. OSSI. 2000 Fedco introduction.4.5" Pots
PeppersMild Heat PepperBlack Hungarian SpiceHighly 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. 70-80 days from transplant. Medium hot.4.5" Pots
PeppersMild Heat PepperCzech BlackIt is also used in many dishes because of its mild spicy flavor.4.5" Pots
PeppersMild Heat PepperPoblano - AnchoMild 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. 4.5" Pots
PeppersMild Heat PepperRocotilloProfusions of brilliant red small peppers, 1 in. long and 1 1/2 in. wide, have a shape like patty-pan squash. They offer wonderful fruity taste but only mild to medium heat despite being related to the more fiery habanero. Peppers may be harvested green or left to ripen fully red. Originally from Peru.4.5" Pots
PeppersMild Heat PepperTobago SeasoningAlso known as Trinidad seasoning peppers. This great heirloom pepper comes to us from the Caribbean Islands. Tobago is traditionally used as a jerk sauce in the islands. It is also used in many dishes because of its mild spicy flavor. Fruit is 1 1/4" wide and about 2-3" long. Peppers turn green, to orange and finally to red when they are ready. Tobago pepper has a Scoville Heat rating of 500.4.5" Pots
PeppersMild Heat PepperTrinidad PerfumeThis wonderful seasoning pepper from Trinidad may look like a typical habanero, but it has no heat. What it does have is delectable pepper flavor that adds so much to make Caribbean dishes or other cuisines really special. Pendant peppers are 1 to 1 1/2 inches long and mature to golden orange-yellow. Plants are tall and extremely prolific. 80 to 85 days.4.5" Pots
PeppersPaprika Pepper (Sweet)AlmaHigh yields of stout conical peppers with sweet and juicy pepper crunch when ripe. Fruits start out white, ripening to yellow, orange and finally bright red for a variety of colors on each plant! Unripe fruit is mild and slightly tangy; ripe fruit is delicious fresh or traditionally dried and ground for Hungarian paprika. Compact plants are loaded with fruit. 4.5" Pots
PeppersPaprika Pepper (Sweet)Boldog Hungarian SpiceOpen-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.4.5" Pots
PeppersPaprika Pepper (Sweet)KarloA beautiful, pointed, semi sweet, semi hot delight. It’s thick walls roast and peel well with plenty of flesh. Seed has been re-selected since the 1980’s from the old Garden City Seeds variety. Extremely prolific plants bear from 12 to 24 peppers per plant. Well suited to outdoor or covered growing conditions.4.5" Pots
PeppersPimento Pepper (Sweet)Klari Baby CheeseA rare and endangered pimento type, this ancient variety originates in Hungary. The fruit resembles a small wheel of cheese, average size of 2 inches. Starts pale yellow, through orange to bright red and all colours will be present on each plant at one time. Highly ornamental and excellent in pots. Thick walls, juicy texture with a medium sweet flavour. Ideal for pickling whole, and use in cooking and for sauces.4.5" Pots
PeppersPimento Pepper (Sweet)SheepnoseBefore 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.4.5" Pots
PeppersPimento Pepper (Sweet)SweetOpen-pollinated. Perhaps the provenance of this seed grown in the North Carolina mountains boosts its cold-climate adaptation. Early and productive with an enjoyable rich fruity taste. Growers report 15–20 peppers per plant. Early and prolific even in bad years.4.5" Pots
PeppersSweet PepperCalifornia Golden WonderHigh yields of deep gold, thick-walled fruits that set well in cool conditions. Sturdy, upright 22-30" plants are everbearing and pendant. Very similar to California Wonder with an earlier maturity date. One of the best open-pollinated gold peppers available! Cool tolerant.
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PeppersSweet PepperIko IkoSpectacular 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.4.5" Pots
PeppersSweet PepperKing CrimsonEarly, 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.
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PeppersSweet PepperKing of the NorthReliable 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.4.5" Pots
PeppersSweet PepperLively OrangeThick-walled, bright orange fruits make a beautiful OP market display 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 our northern Vermont trials. Bred by Tom Lively of Eugene, OR and further selected by High Mowing.4.5" Pots
PeppersSweet PepperLively YellowStunning 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. 4.5" Pots
PeppersSweet PepperPeaceworksPeacework’ is a sweet early red bell pepper with medium-thick walls. The peppers have good flavor and full-bodied sweetness. Open-pollinated variety with ‘King of the North’ and ‘Early Red Sweet’ in its parentage.
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PeppersHot PepperFataliifrom the Central African Republic. Habanero-type peppers with delicious citrus flavor and few seeds. Golden-orange 3" long fruits are borne in abundance on sturdy 30" plants. A great choice for pots and can be overwintered inside. 90 days from transplant. Sizzling hot. 4.5" Pots
PeppersHot PepperGhostGhost 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. 100-120 days.4.5" Pots
PeppersHot PepperHabanero - Chocolate“Heat registered in BTU’s!” Chocolate habanero is a late maturing pepper that has fruits with thin walls and a lantern shape averaging 2” x 1”. 4.5" Pots
PeppersHot PepperHabanero - RedBright 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.4.5" Pots
PeppersHot PepperJamaican Hot RedJamaican Hot Red is a very compact plant with an abundance of thin skin hot peppers. Shaped like a lantern. Very tasty with lots of flavor even though it is hot. 100,000-200,000 on the Scoville scale.4.5" Pots
PeppersHot PepperScotch BonnetScotch 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.4.5" Pots
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