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Peppers and Eggplant

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GroupSubCropVarietyCatDescriptionAvail InDTM
EggplantAsianPing 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 inch peat pot70 Days
EggplantDark PurpleBlack 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 inch peat pot65 Days
EggplantDark PurpleDiamondA 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 inch peat pot70 Days
EggplantDark PurpleLittle 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.

4.5 inch peat pot60 Days
EggplantItalianListada 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 inch peat pot85 Days
EggplantWhiteCasperThis rare white French heirloom eggplant variety produces ivory-white skinned eggplant and is a very early producer of 5-6 inch long fruit. The flesh of this eggplant is snow white. It has a succulent mushroom-like flavor that is absolutely delicious!4.5 inch peat pot70 Days
PeppersBellIko IkoSweetSpectacular 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 inch peat pot65 Days
PeppersBellKing CrimsonSweetEarly, 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.4.5 inch peat pot60 Days
PeppersFryingCorno di ToroSweetLarge, 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 inch peat pot70 Days
PeppersFryingShishitoSweetSmall, 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 inch peat pot60 Days
PeppersHotBig Jim AnaheimHeat Level 2The 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.4.5 inch peat pot85 Days
PeppersHotCayenne Large RedHeat Level 2The 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 inch peat pot80 Days
PeppersHotCzech BlackHeat Level 1Open-pollinated. Fruits so striking that many keep a bowl on the table just to admire. Black when immature, the 2½"–long conical peppers ripen to lustrous garnet. Mild juicy thick-walled flesh runs with a cherry-red juice when cut. The heat, a tad less than a jalapeño, is in the ribs and seeds and is “just right for many of us,” says one customer. Why not try candied slivered Czech Blacks like citrus peel for a spicy-sweet holiday treat. Bears very early with 20 pointed thick-walled peppers per 2½–3' plant. 4.5 inch peat pot65 Days
PeppersHotEarly JalapenoHeat Level 2Prolific 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. 4.5 inch peat pot65 Days
PeppersHotFataliiHeat Level 4From 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 inch peat pot90 Days
PeppersHotGhostHeat Level 4Ghost 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.4.5 inch peat pot110 Days
PeppersHotHungarian Hot WaxHeat Level 2Long, 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 inch peat pot70 Days
PeppersHotJaluv An Attitude ChiliHeat Level 3An 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 inch peat pot75 Days
PeppersHotJamaican Hot RedHeat Level 4Jamaican 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 inch peat pot95 Days
PeppersHotMatchbox (aka Super Chili)Heat Level 3Open-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 inch peat pot75 Days
PeppersHotNuMex Suave OrangeHeat Level 0Developed 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..4.5 inch peat pot95 Days
PeppersHotPoblano - AnchoHeat Level 1Mild 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 inch peat pot68 Days
PeppersHotRocotilloHeat Level 0Profusions 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 inch peat pot85 Days
PeppersHotRoulette F1Heat Level 0A 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.4.5 inch peat pot85 Days
PeppersHotScotch BonnetHeat Level 4Scotch 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 inch peat pot95 Days
PeppersHotTrinidad PerfumeHeat Level 0This 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.4.5 inch peat pot85 Days
PeppersItalian-typeLively OrangeSweetThick-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.4.5 inch peat pot80 Days
PeppersItalian-typeLively YellowSweetStunning 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 inch peat pot75 Days
PeppersItalian-typePicnic OrangeSweetDeep orange color with a rich sweet pepper flavor. The orange Picnic Pepper is sweet tasting and has a lovely warm color. Selected for thick walls, flavor, strong yields and an upright plant habit. 3-5" fruits.4.5 inch peat pot82 Days
PeppersItalian-typePicnic redSweetThe 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. 4.5 inch peat pot78 Days
PeppersItalian-typePicnic YellowSweetVivid bright yellow with a bright, tart taste. The yellow Picnic Pepper has a nice tart flavor with good complexity and a nice crisp crunch. Selected for upright plant habit, good flavor and thick walls.4.5 inch peat pot84 Days
PeppersPaprikaKarloSweetA 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 inch peat pot70 Days
PeppersPimentoKlari Baby CheeseSweetA 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 inch peat pot65 Days
PeppersPimentoSheepnoseSweetBefore 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 inch peat pot70 Days
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