Tomatoes and Peppers varrieties we will have at the sale this year.
Bloody Butcher – Sensational general use fruits have a rich heirloom flavor and a deep red color, inside and out. If it’s hard for you to wait for ordinary tomatoes to ripen, try these. In less than 8 weeks, they’re ready to enjoy… and enjoy you will. Plants will yield five to nine 2″ fruits per cluster. Plants require staking, and will produce until frost. Indeterminate. 55 days.
Early Girl – Comes in first as an early slicing tomato and our customers’ favorite early variety. Dependable large harvests of flavorful, solid 4 to 6 oz. fruit. Disease resistance is good, contributing to its excellent performance in almost any climate. A proven variety for delicious, early tomatoes. Indeterminate. 52 days.
Early Wonder – This extra-early maturing, compact variety makes an impressive crop of round, dark pink tomatoes with an average weight of 6 ounces. They have excellent, full tomato flavor, and earn their name since it is a wonder when an early variety tastes this good. Perfect for gardeners in short-season areas. Determinate. 55 days.
Fireworks – What makes this variety really special is that it is one of the largest, earliest red slicing tomatoes available, and it has excellent flavor. This combination of size, earliness, and good taste is truly uncommon, but Fireworks is an exceptional variety. Its bright red fruit are 6 to 8 ounces, round with a pointed tip, and borne quite heavily on vigorous plants. 60 days.
Glacier – While this variety may not be able to withstand a glacier, it does set fruit well even in cold weather. In fact, it becomes loaded early in the season with very flavorful, 2 to 3 oz. red tomatoes. The taste is sweet yet rich, a combination found more commonly in larger and later-maturing tomatoes. Potato-leaved foliage helps support the large harvest of these very tasty tomatoes. 63 days.
Gregori’s Altai – Siberian variety that originated in the Altai Mountains on the Chinese border. Tall plants are heavy producers of 8 to 12 oz. pink-red beefsteak tomatoes. The flavor is sweet yet acid and just delicious, with harvests continuing over an incredibly long season. Indeterminate. 67 days.
Manitoba – 6-1/2 oz. brick-red tomatoes are smooth and slightly flattened in shape. Extremely productive and very early variety developed in Manitoba, Canada. Determinate. 60 days.
Oregon Springs – A cold-tolerant tomato developed by Oregon State University for short season gardeners. Compact plants produce concentrated sets of medium to large fruit that is nearly seedless. Fruit is juicy and tender with full tomato flavor. Determinate. 58 days.
Prairie Fire - Intensely red, 3 to 5 oz. tomatoes on very short, bushy plants light up the garden, earning this variety its name. Its full flavor is tangy yet nicely balanced with sweetness and is superior to many cold weather tomatoes. Very productive plants give a large crop early in the season. This variety is a result of a cross between Sub Arctic and a beefsteak tomato. Determinate. 55 days.
Silvery Fir Tree – This very unusual dwarf plant has delicate, lacy leaves that have a silvery sheen. Not only does this plant add great ornamental interest to your garden, it also bears very flavorful 4 to 6 oz. red tomatoes that mature quite early. Russian
heirloom. Determinate. 58 days.
Stupice – A native of Czechoslovakia, where its extreme earliness, tolerance to cold, superior flavor and high yields have earned it worldwide attention. Tests show an astounding average of 87 fruits picked per plant. Fruits are sugary sweet, weighing 1 to 2 oz.
Sub-Artic Maxi – One of a series of extra early tomatoes bred for extremely cold climates. Dwarf vines produce concentrated clusters of 2-1/2 oz. fruit with good flavor. Excellent for northern gardeners or anyone seeking early tomatoes. Determinate. 62 days.
Ace 55 – A standard in the garden for those wanting a dependable producer of abundant crops of 12-14 oz. red globes with good flavor. This variety preferred by those folks who have difficulty with higher acid tomatoes. 71 days.
Beef Master – One of the most popular hybrid beefsteak-types, with improved disease resistance. Solid, meaty, bright red tomatoes weigh up to 2 lbs. Better yields, larger fruits and good tolerance to cracking and splitting.
Big Beef – Large, avg. 10-12 oz., mostly blemish-free, globe-shaped red fruit. They have full flavor – among the best – and ripen early for their size. Broad disease tolerance. Arguably the best all-around “beefsteak” tomato for a home garden. Indeterminate.
Better Boys – A spectacular midseason plump juicy deep red often weighs more than a pound, delicious, red fruits. Good leaf coverage. Excellent disease resistance. 75 days.
Believe it or Not – Exceptional set of very large bright red tomatoes with excellent flavor. Red fruits that can easily reach 2 lb. Sweet and juice taste. 85 days.
Burpee - One of the top-rated beefsteak hybrids for the home garden. Its extra-large, smooth fruits feature improved exterior appearance, and its meaty flesh is very versatile
Celebrity - Exceptionally flavorful red 8 oz fruits. Highly productive and widely adaptable. Indeterminate. 70 days.
Crimson Fancy – 8oz red, round fruits with good, sweet flavor and great yields. Because of its excellent disease resistance, this variety will give good results with only a minimum of care. Determinate. 75 days.
Early Goliath - Same great tomato as goliath just a week and a half earlier. Large crop of big, red smooth tomatoes with delicious flavor. Loads of 10 oz fruits. 60 days.
Health Kick – 50% more lycopene than other tomatoes. Lycopene is an anti oxidant that helps in fighting cancer and disease. 5oz tasty fruits. Determinate. 74 days.
Jet Setter – Short season gardeners especially will be happy for this variety that doesn’t sacrifice size or flavor for early maturity. Tomatoes are at least 8 oz. and often larger with really good, rich flavor. Yields are plentiful on vigorous plants that have lots of disease resistance, offering even those in the South a great new early tomato. Indeterminate. 64 days.
Jet Star – Gardeners rate this superior for taste and yield. Low in acid, mild-flavored fruit matures early with tremendous yields. Large, attractive globes have few scars or cracks. Indeterminate vines produce heavily.
Legend – Introduced by Dr. James Baggett at Oregon State University, this very early variety sets large fruit that are glossy red and round with a very good flavor that is a nice blend of sugars and acids. What is also exciting about Legend is its strong resistance against the late blight fungus, a problem that has thwarted many a tomato gardener. It sets fruit well under cool temperatures, and contains few seeds. Determinate. 68 days
Solar Fire – These tomatoes set fruit in hot weather. These compact plants will set loads of firm, glossy red, crack-free fruits that average 9 to 10 oz. Best used for fresh eating. Disease resistant and also exhibits tolerance to fruit soft rot. Developed by researchers at the University of Florida.
Solar Set – Heat tolerant and great fruit setter in high temperatures. 8oz fruits with great tomato flavor.
Stupice – This potato-leaf heirloom from Czechoslovakia is a cold-tolerant tomato that bears an abundance of very sweet, flavorful 2 to 3-inch, deep red fruit. Can be grown in part shade.
Sun King – Plant produces high yields of large 1 lb tomatoes. The tomatoes are meaty and sweet. Very crack resistant. Requires staking or caging. Indeterminate. 75 days.
Sun Master - 7 oz. red sugary fruits. Plant set fruit best in hot weather. Perfect for a hot Boise summer. Determinate. 72 days.
Super fantastic – Tasty globe-shaped fruits heavy yields. Excellent for canning. 70 days.
Wisconsin 55 – The perfect red tomato. Great flavor, wonderful yields. The taste and size of a beef steak without the problems. 70 days.
Pink and Red Beef Steak
Aker’s West – A very pretty, large heirloom tomato, this one tastes as good as it looks. Large, vigorous plants produce big harvests of absolutely delicious red tomatoes brimming with sweet, rich flavor. Each tomato weighs about 1 lb., and is mostly smooth with very little cracking or other blemishes. A treasured family heirloom from West Virginia. Indeterminate. 85 days.
Anna Russian – Brought to Oregon by a Russian immigrant years ago. Pinkish red, heart shape fruits that weigh a pound with outstanding flavor. Indeterminate. 65 days.
Arkansas Traveler - Bred by the University of Arkansas and well known for its ability to produce fruit in hot weather. Abundant crops of pink tomatoes that are 6 to 8 ounces and very flavorful. Indeterminate. 85 days
Brandywine - An Amish heirloom that dates back to 1885 and is the world’s best tomato. 1-1/2 pound pink fruits, prone to cracking but worth it in flavor. Indeterminate. 95 days. One of Peaceful Belly’s Favorite Tomatoes.
Brandywine (Landis Valley Strain) – This special strain of Red Brandywine comes from Chester County, Pennsylvania, where it originated in 1885. It produces medium-sized, 8 to 12 oz. round, smooth red fruit that are juicy and loaded with intense tomato flavor. This is a different strain than regular Brandywine Red, which has a much larger and more ribbed tomato. This foliage is shaped like a regular tomato leaf and is not potato-leaved. Expect high yields of this very flavorful tomato. 78 days.
Beef Steak – An old favorite. The huge tomatoes can reach up to 2 pounds. This old favorite is for those who love meaty, thick, tasty, large tomatoes for sandwiches. They are also useful for almost any dish that would benefit from rich tomato flavor. The vines are so vigorous that we recommend wire cages to hold up the plants and tomatoes.
Boxcar – What this variety offers is a very heavy crop of good-sized, smooth red tomatoes with delicious flavor, ranging from 5 to 10 ounces. Because of their abundance and medium to large size, they could well be a mainstay of your crop, providing excellent tasting fruit for a variety of uses throughout a long season. 80 days.
Costoluto Genovese - Italian heirloom. Large, deep red and absolutely delicious. Does well in heat and cool. Indeterminate. 78 days.
Crnkovic Yugoslavian – Superb, sweet flavor in 1 lb. pink beefsteaks that are capable of becoming huge. This is a prolific bearer with outstandingly good taste. Indeterminate. 80 to 85 days.
Dinner Plate – Heart-shaped red tomatoes are so large that one slice can fill a dinner plate. Fruit has delicious flavor, fine quality, and an average weight of 1-1/2 to 2 lbs. Heavy bearer and a superior slicing tomato. Heirloom variety. Indeterminate. 90-100 days.
Durzba – An heirloom from Bulgaria, this variety bears large harvests of perfectly smooth and round, deep-red tomatoes that weigh between 8 ounces and 1 lb. Flavor is outstanding, with just the right combination of sweetness and tartness, and fruit is juicy and blemish-free. Indeterminate. 80 to 85 days.
Eva Purple Ball - Huge yields of sweet, juicy round fruit delicious for salads and sandwiches. Dark pink fruits. Heirloom from Germany. 70 days.
German Head - An heirloom variety that bears large, dark pink fruits that are in the beefsteak category. The smooth, well-shaped tomatoes have the luscious, old time flavor that characterizes the German-type varieties. 80 days
German Red Strawberry – German heirloom produces large, red, oxheart-shaped tomatoes that are shaped like a much larger strawberry. Plants yield an abundance of meaty, 3-inch wide by 3 1/2-inch long fruit that can grow to 1 pound. Shape of fruits can be inconsistent. Copious amount of delicious, robust, “old-tomato” flavors with a lingering sweetness.
Giant Belgium – Huge, sweet, pink fruits, so sweet that some people use them for wine. Solid meat one slice per sandwich. Indeterminate. 85 days.
Homestead – Especially recommended for Southern gardeners, this variety sets large crops even in hot weather. Luscious, meaty tomatoes are medium-sized, smooth, and resistant to catfacing. Large vines offer good foliage cover. Our original stock seed is from the USDA Seed Bank. Determinate. 80 days.
Julia Child -This tall, indeterminate, potato-leaf plant produces lots of 4-inch, deep-pink, lightly-fluted, beefsteak fruits that have the kind of robust tomato flavors and firm, juicy flesh that invites tomato feasting and seed-saving.
Manitoba - 6-1/2 oz. brick-red tomatoes are smooth and slightly flattened in shape. Extremely productive and very early variety developed in Manitoba, Canada. Determinate. 60 days.
Marianna’s Peace - 1 to 2 lb dark pink fruits. Full tomato flavor, very productive. 80 days.
Mortgage Lifter – An old pink variety still in demand by gardeners. Well-shaped, large fruit is very meaty with few seeds; similar to Giant Belgium, but not quite as big. Folklore says variety named by a man who sold this crop to pay off a farm he was about to lose. Indeterminate. 85 days.
Omar Lebanese – The seed of this variety reached America via a Lebanese college student who obtained it from farmers living in the Lebanese hills. Juicy pink beefsteak fruit has exceptional flavor that is rich and delicious. Tomatoes tend to be quite large, averaging 1 1/2 pounds. Indeterminate. 80 days.
Pink Red Medium
Abraham Lincoln - This old-time variety really loads up with an abundance of 6 to 10 ounce round red tomatoes that are packed with great tomato flavor. They have a tender, fine texture and a fair amount of acid that is nicely tempered with sweetness. This variety has been popular since the early 1920′s, and it is no wonder considering its productivity and flavor. Indeterminate. 77 days
Caspian Pink – Russian heirloom variety from the area between the Caspian and Black Seas. Large, pink beefsteak fruits average 10 to 12 ounces with a plentiful set and fairly early maturity for a tomato of this type. The sweet yet rich flavor is outstanding and has prompted some tasters to compare it favorably to Brandywine. Unlike Brandywine, this variety has regularly-shaped foliage. 80 days.
Chianti Rose – Sweet pink medium size tomato with rich flavor.
Momotaro – This is the most popular tomato in Japan, where gardeners prefer their tomatoes pink and sweetly flavored. Hybrid plants produce abundant crops of round, medium-sized, perfectly smooth tomatoes with no blemishes or imperfections. Their taste is wonderful, intensely rich and sweet, with just the right amount of acid. We think that this variety will also catch on with American gardeners once they find out how delicious it is. Indeterminate. 74 days.
Rose de Berne – A lovely name describes this very beautiful dark pink tomato that is shaped like a perfect globe, smooth and round with no blemishes. Fruits are medium size, 6 to 8 oz., and boast flavor that is as impressive as its pretty appearance. These tomatoes have a thin skin, are juicy, and filled with sweet flavor that is wonderfully balanced with a bit of zing. Very productive plants yield a heavy crop. Swiss heirloom. Indeterminate. 75 days.
Sioux – This heirloom variety was originally released in 1944 by the University of Nebraska and is worth planting today because of its incredible flavor and reliably large harvests even in hot weather. Although this appears to be an average size (6 oz.), unassuming red tomato, you just have to grow it to believe how good it is — sweet yet tangy and full of those rich, complex flavors that make a delicious tomato memorable. Extraordinary taste in a round, red tomato. Indeterminate
Tiffen Mennonite – Large, dark pink fruit with an outstanding flavor and smoothly textured flesh. Tomatoes are somewhat similar to those of Brandywine, and plants have large potato-leaved foliage. Heirloom variety from the Mennonites. Indeterminate. 75-85 days
Aunt Ruby’s German Green – Green beef steak with a deliciously sweet flavor that’s enhanced by a spicy undertone. 12 to 16 oz fruit. Indeterminate. 80 days.
Cherokee Green – Heirloom seeds produce big, leafy, regular-leaf plants similar to Cherokee Purple that yields 12-16 oz. beefsteak tomatoes that are amber green with a yellowish hue when ripe. This is one of the best tasting, most flavorful of all the green tomatoes. A very fine slicer tomato good as a salad tomato
Granny Smith - Plant produces good yields of 8 oz green tomatoes. The tomatoes are flavorful and stay green when fully mature. Excellent slicing tomato which can be diced without becoming mushy. Perfect for grilling or frying. Keeps for two weeks after picking. 72 days.
Green Zebra - Full ripen fruits are bright green. Real tangy tomato flavor. Indeterminate. 78 days.
Deep Purple to Brown
Black Crimson – This rare, and outstanding tomato yields 3-4″ slightly flattened dark-red (mahogany-colored) slightly maroon, beefsteak tomatoes with deep green shoulders. Green gel around seeds. Fantastic, intense, slightly salty taste (which is great for those not wanting to add salt to their tomatoes).
Black Krim – Black to purple with an incredible flavor of tangy and sweet. 80 days.
Black Plum – Very prolific, Russian strain, whose brown fruits are so sweet and meaty that some prefer to Roma for sauce. High yields. Indeterminate. 80 days.
Black Prince – Russian treasure. Oval deep garnet fruits with green flesh are very juicy. Indeterminate. 80 days.
Black from Tula – Deep reddish-brown beefsteak tomato has a rich, sweet flavor that is delicious. Fruit is smooth in texture and weighs from 8 to 12 oz. This outstanding variety is very productive and seems to set well even when weather turns hot. Russian heirloom. Indeterminate. 75-80 days.
Black Sea Man - A Russian Heirloom tomato. Small determinant, potato-leaf plants that yield an abundant set of 12-16 ounce beautiful tomatoes that are rich mahogany colored with olive green shoulders when mature. Inside of tomato is deep, reddish green and loaded with excellent, full-bodied, complex, intense, creamy tomato flavors. This is an outstanding tomato for sandwiches and salads. Does well growing in mid-sized containers.
Black Zebra – This deep burgundy tomato has jagged green stripes on the outside and solid mahogany-colored flesh inside. Sweet and juicy, its flavor also carries the rich complexity associated with black tomatoes. This is a natural and stabilized cross between a black tomato and Green Zebra, and its size and shape are like Green Zebra. Surely a unique and stunning variety, these will be a hit at farmers’ markets as well as in your own garden. Vigorous plants produce an abundance of 3 to 4 oz. tomatoes. Indeterminate. 75 days.
Cherokee Chocolate - A stabilized version of the Cherokee Purple. Very productive plants with same great flavor as its sister. 75 days.
Cherokee Purple - Medium pink brown fruits. Wonderful flavor. Exhibit tolerance to mild drought as well as common disease. Indeterminate. One of Peaceful Belly’s favorites. 80 days.
Marizol Purple – Large smooth dark pink fruit with purple tint. Wonderful sweet flavor. Heirloom from the Black Forest of Germany. 80 days.
Nyagous – Black tomatoes appear in clusters of 8oz. fruits. Their flavor is excellent. 80 days.
Paul Robeson – One of the most highly regarded black tomatoes. Sweet maroon fruits sweet yet tangy. Russian heirloom. 75 days.
Pruden’s Purple – Pruden’s Purple Heirloom Tomato was developed from the Brandywine heirloom tomato. Many folks find this tomato variety comparable in every way to the favorite Brandywine. It has even ranked higher at times in my taste trials. Great for hot day and cool night climate.
Yellow and Orange
Amma Orange – Huge orange beef steak that can reach 2 lbs. Flavor is pleasant. Named for Amana, Iowa. Indeterminate. 90 Days.
Azoychka - Delightful small yellow beefsteak tomato that matures early. Smooth lemon yellow fruit about 8oz. pleasantly sweet with a delicious hint of citrus. 70 days.
Brandywine Yellow- Golden yellow with great flavor. Indeterminate. 100 days.
Dixie Golden Giant - Grown by the Amish since the 1930’s. Huge golden beef steak tomatoes have delicious fruity flavor with few seeds. Indeterminate. 90 days.
Flamme – Also known as Jaune Flamme, these beautiful orange salad tomatoes are very juicy and have a good, sweet flavor with fruity overtones. Tomatoes weigh 2 to 3 oz. and are a lovely persimmon orange color both inside and out. Extremely productive heirloom from France. Indeterminate. 70 days.
Garden Peach- 75 days Abundant clusters of small yellow tomatoes with a pink blush. Mild flavor improves with storage.
Goldie- Deep orange beefsteak. Prolific tomato with great taste. Seed passed down for 10 years. The yellow version of a giant Belgium
Golden Girl – Expect large yields of these smooth golden-orange fruits that are sweet yet tangy, with a very good flavor. Medium-sized tomatoes weigh 7 to 8 ounces and are slightly flattened in shape. The plants are high in disease resistance with protection against verticillium, fusarium, nematodes, tobacco mosaic virus, alternaria, and gray leaf spot. Determinate. 69 days
Gold Medal – Wonderful, 1-1/2 lb, yellow and red bi-color beefsteak tomato with pink marbling in blossom end, thin skin and luscious sweet, well-balanced flavors. Harvested ripe fruit lasted for a couple of weeks before showing signs loosing its beauty.
Golden Sunray - This tomato was preserved by the late Ben Quisenberry. Tall, sprawling, indeterminate, regular-leaf tomato plants that yield moderate to heavy loads of 8-10 oz., smooth, round, golden-orange tomatoes, with very pronounced sweet flavors that are balanced well with just the right amount of acidity. Produces well even in hot, dryer growing regions. A proven market tomato due to productivity, uniformity, and flavor. Good for eating fresh or as a salad tomato and a good sauce tomato.
Golden Queen- Delicious with full flavor taste is also sweet. Beautiful 12oz. yellow tomato. 85 days.
Glory of Maldova – A prolific heirloom that yields 2-inch carrot-orange colored salad tomatoes. Fruit is mild, sweet and flavorful. Makes great juice
Jubilee – High yields of bright golden orange, large round fruits. Delicious taste. Indeterminate. 80 days.
Kellogg’s Breakfast – Lovely deep orange 1 lb. beef steak. Rich flavor.
Lemon Boy- Lemon yellow. Large fruit with mild flavor. Great producer. Indeterminate. 72 days.
Lillian’s Yellow - This little yellow beef steak takes while to come on but the taste is out of this world. 88 days.
Mountain Gold – Expect large harvests of these beautiful, 8 to 12 oz., smooth, round golden-yellow fruit. Their firmness allows for crack resistance and they hold up better than other yellow tomatoes both on the vine and after picking. Fruit has a sweet, mild flavor with just a little bite to it, adding up to a very pleasant taste. Determinate. 71 days.
Persimmon – Beautiful, golden orange tomatoes have the best flavor of all orange tomatoes. 1 lb. beef steak fruits. Indeterminate. 80 days.
Sun Ray – Strong resistance to fusarium wilt. Rich, flavorful golden fruit. 75 days.
Tangerine – Deep yellow-orange, large beefsteak fruit is shaped like a tangerine. The texture is meaty and flavor is both sweet and rich. This variety is a heavy producer. Indeterminate. 80 to 85 days.
Tangella – Clusters of bright orange 2 to 3 oz. round fruit are wonderfully flavored, sweet with a refreshing tartness that has a hint of lemon. Larger than a cherry. Very productive. 75 days.
Big Rainbow – Bi-colored beefsteak tomato with unique coloring weighs 2 lbs. and more. Ripe fruit has light yellow shoulders atop a golden-orange tomato with ruby red radiating from the blossom end. Some red streaks appear through the meaty flesh. Sweet flavor.
Copia – Very beautiful tomatoes – golden with red stripes. A cross between the green zebra and the marvel stripe. Very juicy, flavorful and sweet. 85 days.
Georgia Steak – Lovely bicolor fruits are rich gold blushed with pink. 1 to 2 pound sweet yet hearty fruits. Indeterminate. 90 days.
Hillbilly - Hails from the hills of West Virginia. Huge mild flavor beefsteak, colored the most unusual orange and yellow streaked and molted is shades of red. Indeterminate. 85 days.
Marvel Stripe – Large yellow red fruits have a sweet fruity taste that is absolutely delicious. 85 days.
Mortgage Lifter Bi-color – Large golden yellow with red marbling 1 lb fruits with incredible flavor. 80 days.
Mr. Stripey (Tigrella) – Huge crops of red fruits with yellow stripes. Beautiful tomato with a rich tangy flavor. Indeterminate.
Old German- Large yellow fruits with streaks of red. Luscious, sweet flavor. Heirloom from the Mennonites. 75 days.
Orange Russian - Bi-color oxheart tomato-it exhibits the best qualities of both types. Tomatoes weigh 8oz or more and are heart-shaped with smooth golden flesh marbled inside with streaks of red. They are delicious and sweet, somewhat fruity in flavor, and are meaty with very few seeds. 85 days.
Pineapple – Enormous, uniquely patterned yellow red striped fruits. Beef steak type fruits, mild flavor. Indeterminate. 85 days.
Striped German - Beautiful 1-2 lb. fruit with red-yellow stripes and dense, juicy, red-yellow streaked flesh. Excellent sweet, complex flavors. Produces till frost.
Virginia Sweets – Best tasting, best producing gold-red bi-colors we have ever grown. Beautiful and enormous, weighing at least 1 lb each. Golden yellow beefsteaks are colored with red stripes that turn into a ruby blush on top of the golden fruit. Flavor is sweet and rich, and harvests are abundant. Indeterminate. 80 days.
Basinga – An heirloom mid-season variety with medium to large yields of very large, 4-inch, pale lemon-yellow globes with luscious and mild, sweet flavor. Very limited commercial availability.
Big White Pink Stripe- Pale-peach colored 4-inch globe slicer with pinkish blush on blossom end and peach-cream colored flesh inside. Meaty fruits with tropical flavor similar to melon but slight sweet-tart tang.
Hugh’s - Heirloom from the mid west. Tall plants with 2lb. fruits that are pale yellow with just a touch of red. Very meaty and delicious. Indeterminate. 90 days.
White Queen – White beef steak with soft color and wonderful flavor.
Gardner’s delight – 72 days. German bred prize winning producing long grape like red sweet fruits requires cages or staking
5 Star Red Grape - Excellent, sweet flavor with a firm, meaty texture, few seeds and little juice. Healthy plants bear high yields of bright red, 15-20 gm, crack resistant grape tomatoes.
Red Grape – Sought-after favorite cherry tomato for its hardiness and deliciously sweet flavor. Vines produce huge amounts of 1-inch, oval, brilliant red, grape-like cherry tomatoes in big clusters. A disease resistant, crack resistant, and heat tolerant tomato.
Peacevine - So named because of the high amino acid content which has a calming effect on the body. According to Seeds of Change, this indeterminate variety had the highest Vitamin C content in a cherry tomato.
Pink Ping Pong - Amazing yields of sweet pink fruit that are about the size and shape of a ping pong ball. The similarity ends there, however, as these tomatoes are delicious and juicy, bursting with superb flavor. Vines can become quite tall and bear prolifically, ripening fruit right up to the end of the season. Great for adding to salads. 75 days.
Red Pear – Miniature pear-shaped tomatoes are 1-3/4 to 2 inches long and bright red. Flavorful and sweet, they are great for salads and as a companion to ‘Yellow Pear’. 78 days.
Rosalita - Regular-leaf, vigorous tomato plants that yield abundant crops of beautiful, 1″ deep rosy-pink, oval, tomatoes in long, full clusters. A delightful new choice for anyone who likes grape tomatoes. These are sweet. An early producer at 60 days. Pink color speckled all over with tiny white dots that give them an iridescent glow. Unique.
Sugar lump - 70 days. German heirloom that produces heavy yields straight through until frost. Indeterminate.
Sugary – 2005 All-America Selections Award Winner – Very sweet, cherry sized tomatoes are oval shaped with a pointed blossom end and a beautiful reddish-pink color. Fruit is produced in clusters on high yielding semi-indeterminate vines, which means that plants stay more compact but continue to produce over a long season. 60 days.
Sugar Snack – 60 days. Wonderful little red tomatoes. They are exactly their name a sweet snack.
Sugar Sweeties – This organic, perfect, cherry tomato has classic sweet flavor. You may eat so many right in the garden, that it will be hard to get them into the house for salads! Large numbers of 3/4″ to 1″ fruit are produced in grape-like clusters on 2 foot tall plants
Sun Cherry - 58 days- Supper sweet bright red sister to sun gold. Very productive.
Super sweet 100 - 65 days. Long strands of 100 or more super sweet red cherries. Extra-high in vitamin C. Indeterminate.
Sweet baby girl - 65 days. Luscious re fruits on compact fruits. Resists Tobacco Mosaic Virus. Super sweet. Indeterminate.
Sweet Chelsea - 68 days. Really heavy producer of luscious big cherry.
Sweet Million -75 days. Plant produces heavy yields of 1″ red cherry tomatoes. Very sweet and flavorful. Plant can produces over 500 cherry tomatoes. Crack Resistant. Excellent for salads and snacks.
Tomatoberry – High yielding plants. Fruits have a beautiful, deep red color with broad shoulders tapering to a blunt point at the blossom end, giving them a heart-like appearance. Fruit on later sets will have more of a point at the tip end. Firm, chewy texture with excellent sweet flavor.
Tommy toe-60 days. Wonderful little oblong shaped red fruits, great yields.
Washington – Perfect red cherry tomato, with wonderful flavor
Yellow and Orange
Blondkopfchen - plants that yield a phenomenal amount of 1/2″, grape-sized, brilliant yellow/gold, cherry tomatoes, in clusters of 20-30. The vines are large and sprawling, so give them plenty of space. One of the BEST TASTING cherry tomatoes. Deliciously sweet with a slight citrusy tart finish.
Cerise Orange - 70 days. Indeterminate. Tiny golden cherry tomatoes bursting with sweet, juicy flavor are produced in large clusters. The heirloom variety from France.
Dr. Carolyn- 75 Days. Indeterminate. Wonderful ivory colored cherry tomato. The flavor is not just sweet, but also complex.
Galina’s – Originally from Siberia, this very sweet golden-yellow cherry tomato is about the size of a quarter and produced in long, fruit-laden clusters. The flavor is not just sweet, but has richness and complexity that makes it very tasty. It will be hard to resist snacking on this one when you pass by it in the garden, but fortunately harvests are large enough to provide plenty. Indeterminate. 75 days.
Golden Gem Hybrid – Stunning golden color and a sugar content of 10% are what make this hybrid outstanding. Small cherry tomatoes are round to globe-shaped and crack-resistant. Fruit appears on tall plants capable of producing enormous harvests with up to 50 fruit per cluster. These tomatoes have a very special taste that is sweet, yet rich and fruity. Indeterminate. 65 days.
Golden Grape – Extremely productive plant with large intensely yields. Golden, sweet fruit with a point on the blossom end. A great snacking tomato.
Golden Sweet – Firm, deep yellow fruits that grow in long clusters on tall, healthy plants. The best-eating yellow grape with mild, sweet flavor. Resists cracking.
Orange Paruche – 67 days. The quintessential flavor of summer is captured in these succulent, sweet and flavorful fruit. Orange Paruche excels in productivity and taste with astonishing quantities of brilliant, glowing orange fruit that are irresistible and vitamin-packed. The 1 inch round fruit crowd branched trusses on the semi-determinate, vigorous plants.
Sun Gold – Very sweet, bright orange cherry tomatoes taste not just sugary but also fruity and delicious. Vigorous growers, these tall plants bear long clusters of fruit. Try these for a real taste treat, you won’t believe you’re eating tomatoes! Indeterminate. 57 days.
Sun Sugar - 62 days, indeterminate. Orange cherry tomato with unbelievably good flavor and productivity.
Sweet Gold- Vigorous vines produce abundant clusters of yellow gold sweet delicious cherry. These will spoil you.
Black Cherry - Bred in Florida by the late Vince Sapp, the round fruits are almost black in color. The flavor is dynamic – much like an heirloom. High yielding.
Black Plum – A Russian variety that produces a long and steady crop of 2-inch elongated plum-shaped fruits colored a beautiful deep-mahogany with dusky-green shoulders. Fruit resembles a small paste tomato but with thinner walls. Unique sweet tangy flavor.
Brown Berry- Exceptionally large crops of mahogany (brick-red) brown colored, 1-inch, round, open-pollinated cherry tomatoes. The Brown Berry cherry tomato has excellent semi-sweet, rich flavors with just a slight bit of acid finish over its fruity sweetness. Very Juicy! A great snacking or salad tomato to mix with your other colored tomatoes.
Chocolate Cherry – Extremely flavorful, uniform, round fruits in trusses of 8, measure 1″ in diameter. Fruits hold stems very well, don’t crack and can be picked several days before completely mature and allowed to ripen off the vine without sacrificing quality.
Dr. Carolyn - This is a wonderful ivory-colored cherry tomato that originally appeared as a variation of Galina’s. Dr. Carolyn Male first saved the seed, and so the variety was named in her honor. Round fruit are about 1 inch in diameter and ivory-white deepening to pale yellow. The flavor is not just sweet, but also complex and nicely balanced with acid. Very productive vines. Indeterminate. 75 days.
Green Grape – Profuse, very juice and sweet with a light green color. 70 days.
Isis Candy- 67 days. Indeterminate. Yellow golden cherry with red marbling. Taste is sweet and richly tomato. Very productive plants produce all summer long.
Snow White- 75 Days. Indeterminate. Delightful ivory colored cherry tomatoes ripen to pale yellow deliciously sweet without being sugary.
Zebra Cherry – This compact, hard-to-find basket type produces loads of tangy fruits that are slightly larger than the average cherry at 1 to 1-1/2 inches in diameter. Exotic fruits have red and green stripes, with dark red flesh that is surprisingly flavorful and very firm, making them easy to cut. Hardy plants are ideal for small spaces and patios.
Currant and Pear
Fargo – Vigorous vines with loads of 2 1/2-inch yellow fruit shaped like the ‘Yellow Pear’ variety. This variety produces on much shorter vine the same quality of delicious tasting fruit.
Austin Red Pear - Extra large 2″ red tomatoes with excellent flavor. Very productive; occasionally a plant with yellow fruit appears. Indeterminate, 80 days
Beam’s Yellow Pear - huge, bushy plants that yield very large quantities of 1 oz., 1 1/2-inch, bright yellow, pear-shaped cherry tomatoes that will give you fruit until frost. The tomatoes of this yellow pear tomato variety are zesty sweet and delicious.
Red currant- 65 days small red currant size fruits extra sweet. I looked for these fruits when I read about them in a magazine. Perfect for children and delightful on salads.
Red Pear - Pear shaped cherry. Very prolific with mild flavor and beautiful shape.
Tess’s Land Race Currant – Wonderful little cherry with super sweet flavor. Harvest sprigs with scissors.
Yellow currant- 70 Days. Indeterminate. A special South American species of tomato that bears long, grape- like cluster of tiny yellow cherry tomatoes. They are sweet, yet have an intense tomato flavor.
Yellow pear- 70 days small yellow pear shaped fruits wonderful on salads
Roma and Oxhearts
Amish paste - Dates back to the turn of the century and is best for canning and sauces. Indeterminate. Wonderful for fresh eating. 74 days.
Bell Star – Extremely productive paste tomato has fruit almost twice the size of regular plum types. 4 to 5 ounce tomatoes are borne on compact plants that become nearly covered in fruit. Tomatoes are resistant to cracking and excellent for paste, canning, or juice. Determinate. 70 days.
Bull’s Heart - 87 days Very old Russian variety large pink oxheart with excellent sweet flavor
Giant Paste – Although this variety looks like a large paste type, it is really much juicier than the average paste tomato. The flavor is also outstanding, one of the very best of its class. Elongated-round fruit average 6 oz. Plentiful yields. Indeterminate. 75 days
Heinz - 68 Days. Determinate. Amazingly early red plum type. Heavy yields.
Hog Heart Paste - 86 Days. Indeterminate. Passed through emigrant hands from Italy. Heart shaped double fruits meaty 8oz fruits, excellent flavor fresh, frozen and canned.
Howard German – Large harvests of 5-1/2 inch long, pointed paste tomatoes that weigh about 5 oz and are very meaty with a good, rich flavor. The shape is somewhat variable – most appear like a plump banana pepper, although some may look more like an elongated pear. This is an old variety, extremely productive, and great for canning, paste, or sauces. 80 days.
Hungarian Italian - Expect heavy yields of pear shaped paste. Bears until frost.
Italian Roma - An excellent old heirloom tomato used for sauce or canning. Very firm and meaty, three-inch, pear-shaped fruit with very few seeds. Very productive – up to 200 tomatoes per plant. Compact vines.
La Roma – Old heirloom used for sauce and canning. Very firm and meaty with few seeds. Very productive, up to 200 fruits per plant.
Martino’s Roma - 75 days. Italian heirloom. Rich flavored pear shaped fruit, heavily set on compact plants.
Opalka – An heirloom originally from Poland. One of the best tasting paste tomatoes with 5-inch long fruit shaped like a banana pepper with a pronounced tip on the bottom. Fruit has very few seeds, is extremely meaty and loaded with rich sweet flavors lending to its sauce appeal.
Oxheart - Old fashioned favorite, heart shaped pink fruit weighs about a pound. Good flavor, gardener’s favorite.
Tumbler - 49 days. The best tomato for hanging baskets and containers. Produces up to 6 pounds of sweet, bright red cherry tomatoes, 1-1/4″ in diameter. Extremely early harvest in less than 50 days! Determinate
Polish Linguisa - Huge sausage shaped fruits 8oz with great flavor to eat fresh and use for sauce. Yields are heavy. Saved since 1800 by one family.
Principe Borghese - Wonderful Roma with outstanding flavor and productivity
Roma – Most popular variety for paste and sauce. Compact vines with solid good flavored 3 inch long tomatoes.
Russian Heart – Large roma heart shaped with wonderful sweet tomato flavor.
Santa Clara – Originating in Italy, this tomato became very popular in the US for use in the canning industry because of its uniformity in size (8-10 oz.) and it’s very rich, complex flavor. Plant produces a great amount of red-orange fruit that is juicy, meaty and flavorful. This variety is just as suitable for eating off the vine as it is for salads, cooking and canning. Give it a shot. It’s been around for a long time for good reason.
San Marzano – Excellent for canning, tomato paste, or puree. Rectangular pear-shaped, 3-1/2 inch long fruit with mild flavor and meaty texture. Bright red color. Indeterminate. 80 days.
Speckled Roma -An incredibly beautiful roma shaped tomato with alternating light and darker red stripes that run the length of the tomato. Has few seeds and is great for making tomato paste or salsa. Also called Striped Roman.
Super Italian Paste- 73 days. Shaped like a banana peppers about 6in long. Deep red-orange and sweet with very little juice and large meat.
Florida Basket – Determinate. Perfect for growing in hanging baskets, this low-growing plant creeps 4-6 inches over a container’s edge. Delicious, 1-inch diameter fruit. Resistant to gray leaf spot.
Patio - Compact plant produces loads of red slicing fruits. Perfect for containers and pots.
Tiny Tim Dwarf - A heavy yielder with clusters of fine flavored, red fruit that are about ½ inch in diameter. When grown in pots, this variety only grows ten to twelve inches tall and 14 inches across. It may grow a bit bigger when planted in the garden.
Red Robin- 55 days. Popular container cherry tomato. Little red full-flavored fruits with a touch of sweetness.
Micro Tomato - Tiny plants produce small cherry tomatoes. Grows 5-8 in tall in. a 4 in. pot. Great for patios, windowsills or garden borders. Determinate.
New Big Dwarf – Compact plants only become about 2ft tall yet produce a very early harvest of flavorful deep pink tomatoes. These can grow up to 1 pound- but are typically 8 – 12 oz. Wonderful in the garden and also in containers. Heirloom, determinate. 60 days.
Totem Dwarf - Compact, branching 12-18 inch plants produce masses of tasty round 1 inch scarlet fruits. An outstanding selection for containers 5 or more inches in diameter. Determinate.
Window box Roma -Window Box Roma has been specially bred to produce yield after yield of wonderful, pear-shaped, 2 to 2-1/2 oz. fruits with excellent flavor and extra-long shelf life. Dark green foliage on upright, dwarf plants looks pretty as a picture in containers. Incredible eating quality.
Ace – Extra early, amazing yields. Sweet fruits ripen from green to red.
Apple – Mild juicy and sweetly fruity. Green to red small fruits. Peaceful Belly favorite.
Apple Mini – Same wonderful flavor. Mild juicy and sweetly fruity. Green to red small fruits. Another Peaceful Belly favorite.
Antohi Romanian – Plant produces high yields of 4″ long by 2 ¼” wide sweet peppers. Peppers turn from pale yellow, to orange, to red when mature. Plant has green stems, green leaves, and white flowers. Jan Antohi, a Romanian acrobat, defected to the USA and brought these seeds from Romania. 78 days.
Banana Supreme - Early banana type high yields of yellow sweet peppers that ripen bright red. 8in long.
Bell Boy - Early yields of large, meaty 4 1/2-inch fruits. This sweet pepper has blocky shape super for stuffing. 70
Better Belle – Four-lobed peppers mature from green to bright red. Vigorous variety maintains its large fruit size and production throughout a long season. Tobacco mosaic virus resistant. 65 days.
Bianca – This is a premium-quality ivory bell pepper with 3 to 4 lobes and blocky shape. It retains its creamy white color for an extended period before turning peach then orange, and finally light red. Plants are vigorous, resistant to tobacco mosaic virus and provide excellent cover for these very attractive fruit. Ivory bell peppers are still rather uncommon, and this Dutch variety is one of the finest available. 70 days.
Biscayne Hybrid – This Cubanelle-type hybrid is more productive with higher quality fruit than standard strains. Light yellow-green peppers are 6-1/2 inches long and 2-1/2 inches wide with a blunt end. Wonderful for frying. Plants are medium to large, well branched, and prolific. 65 days.
Big Bertha – One of the largest elongated bells. Outstanding performer.
Big Early- Elongated bells so incredibly big. Ripen green to red bell type
Blushing Beauty – Sweet, full-flavored hybrid bell pepper that blushes gracefully from light yellow or ivory to red as it matures on the plant. Its glowing color and good taste adds savor to any dish.
Bounty - Sweet banana type puts out incredible harvest of huge peppers. Ripens yellow to orange.
California Wonder- Deep green to red thick walled bell type pepper.
Camelot - A large sweet pepper that turns a rich, red color.
Carmen- Productive and delicious. Long bull horn green to red. Sweet tasting.
Cherry Pick - Small green to red fruit. Sweet taste, they are great to pickle.
Chocolate Beauty - 85 days. Plant produces good yields of beautiful rich chocolate brown sweet bell pepper. Excellent for salads, stuffing, or cooking.
Chinese Giant- Large bell that turns green to red. Early maturity and long harvest
Corno di Toro Yellow and Red- Bull horn colorful peppers ripen red or yellow. Super sweet.
Great grilled fresh in salads or grilled.
Early Sunsation- Big blocky bell peppers are mature green but ripen into a bright yellow. 4 inch long blocky peppers. Extra sweet when fully yellow.
Flexum - Terrific pepper, beautiful 4 oz. cone shaped peppers. Start out ivory, and then mature yellow to orange, then red. Abundant fruit set.
Fooled you Jalapeno - 65 days. Jalapeno for gringos, no heat but great jalapeno flavor. Heavy yields.
Giant Aconcagua - The longest sweetest pepper. Flavor of a sweet apple. Flavor is best when harvested at light green.
Giant Marconi - Early high yield wonderful flavor and huge size. Sweetest when red. 3 lobed.
Giant Szegedi – Originally from Hungary, this wedge-shaped sweet pepper starts out white then deepens to orange and red when fully ripe. Pendant fruit is about 4-1/2 inches long with thick, sweet flesh, and is produced in great abundance, even when weather is cooler or conditions are less than ideal. 75 days.
Gourmet – Early orange bell has thick juicy walls and fruity sweet taste. Medium-large, very blocky fruits are bigger than Corona and easier to grow under a wider variety of conditions. Strong compact plants set plentiful fruits without crowding.
Gypsy – Outstanding yield, good looks and flavor combine with earliness to make this pepper a winner. Wedge-shaped fruit is 3 to 5 inches long, pale yellow at first, maturing to orange-red; very sweet when ripe. Plants have continuous pendant fruiting habit and perform well in both hot and cool regions. 60 days.
Islander - People love the color of this bell pepper, purple to orange; however walls are still somewhat thin when purple.
Italia - Early productive delicious long Italian type. Green to red.
King Arthur – Nice blocky fruit, great sweet flavor. Bushy plants can produce 14-20 large fruits.
Lantern - Big, early green to red bell with high yield and strong plants.
Lilac - A wonderful bell that turns a light purple color. Thick and sweet.
LipStick - Plant produces heavy yields of 4″ long by 2″ wide sweet peppers. Peppers turn from green to red when mature. Plant has green stems, green leaves, and white flowers. One of the most delicious and sweetest peppers on the market. Excellent for salsa, salads, cooking, and roasting. Suitable for home gardens and market
Mariachi – An improved Santa Fe Grande type that offers earliness, superior size, milder flavor, and higher yields. Fleshy peppers, 4 in. long and 2 in. wide, ripen from yellow to red and have 500 to 600 Scoville units. Use them for salsas, sauces, and pickling, or try them stuffed and then grilled. Vigorous plants set fruit continuously throughout the season. 66 days.
Marconi - Long green sweet peppers. Great fresh or roasted.
Orion- Plant with bountiful foliage that produces large, smooth, thick-walled fruits. Its blocky, 4-lobed peppers are thick walled, widely adapted, and tolerant to hot weather. At 65 days the fruit can be harvested green or if left on the plant will turn red at about 85 days.
Orange Sun – Beautiful deep orange bell pepper is from 4 to 5 inches long and not quite as wide. Thick walls and very sweet flavor make this a wonderful addition to salads, stir-fries, or any use when gorgeous color and sweet taste are desired. 80 days.
Pimiento L- Large heart shaped fruit that is 4in long. Wonderful fresh, canned or in sauce.
Pimiento Elite- This is a wonderful sweet red pimento. Super productive with heart shaped peppers.
Pimiento de Padron – This pepper from Spain is traditionally used in its immature green stage, when it is picked quite small and fried in olive oil and served as an appetizer called a ‘tapa.’ When harvested small and green, peppers are mild, but get hotter as they grow. At full maturity, they are about 2 1/2 in. long and 1 1/4 in. wide, deep red and fiery hot. 65 days.
Purple Beauty – Blocky, thick-walled, dark purple bells set well not only in the crown, but also as limb set. Compact plants offer good foliage cover for the fruit. Beautiful in salads as well as stuffed. 70 days.
Purple Bell – A new color in peppers. Tasty fruits are green, changing to deep purple, then to red at full maturity. Peppers are mostly 4-lobed, blocky and thick-walled. Compact plants. 72 days.
Purple Marconi – Deliciously sweet Italian peppers turn a rich shade of purple when they are fully ripe, adding a beautiful new color choice to Marconi peppers. Expect plentiful harvests of these peppers, which become about 6-in. long with a tapered shape ending in a blunt tip. Traditionally used for frying, Marconis are also wonderful when eaten fresh. Create a beautiful salad with Purple Marconi, either by itself or in combination with the red and golden versions. 90 days.
Jimmy Nardello – A treasured Italian heirloom with almost candy-like sweetness that has been preserved by the Nardello family. Delightful fresh, fried, or roasted and frozen for winter.
Napoleon Sweet Pepper – Plants about 2 feet tall. Possibly the most productive of all the large peppers, bears consistently until frost. Good flavor green, sweeter then red.
Red Knight – Big, heavy blocky peppers measure 4-1/2 inches long and wide, and mature to red early in the season. This variety has protection against three races of bacterial leaf spot and two pepper viruses, and features a more compact plant habit than similar varieties. 65 days to green, 78 days to red.
Red Lamuyo – (75days) Gorgeous, elongated-bell shaped peppers turn from deep green to glossy red and become 6 to 7 inches long and about 3-1/2 inches across. These gourmet-type peppers are very sweet and thick-walled.
Red Ruffled Pimiento – Large thick flesh pepper with sweet succulent flesh. Heavy producer.
Satsuma – It produces 3-inch bright orange blocky sweet peppers that are great for stuffing. It is a very vigorous plant with resistance to Tobacco virus.
Socrates – Four-lobed blocky bell peppers become very large, at least 4 1/2 in. long and wide, with thick walls and delicious taste. This is really an impressive pepper that is wonderful for eating fresh, cooking, or making into stuffed peppers. Fruit turns from green to red and is sweet at all stages. Vigorous, tall plants are resistant to 3 races of Bacterial Spot and Potato Y Virus. 68 days.
Spanish Spice – Flavorful and aromatic when grilled or fried, this European import looks like a green chili pepper, but has a pleasing spicy taste, rather than heat. Extra-early fruits average 7 inches in length and are sensational cooked or raw. Very thin walls allow peppers to cook quickly. A heavy yielder.
Sunbell – This remarkable pepper starts out ivory, and then turns a beautiful golden yellow, before becoming bright red at full maturity. Large, elongated-bell shaped fruit is exceptionally sweet at all stages. 70 days.
Sun Ray - Sweet big bell that turns a wonderful yellow.
Sunglow- Sweet blocky bells turns a wonderful orange
Super Red Pimiento- Earlier, larger pimento. Fruit shaped like a ribbed bell. Thick sweet flesh turns green to red.
Sweet Banana- Profuse harvest of 6 in long peppers that are wonderful fried or cut up for salads. Light green to yellow then red.
Sweet Cayenne- Amazingly long sweet cayenne shaped peppers grow 1 foot long and turn red. Incredible for frying.
Sweet chocolate – Blocky pepper matures to a rich chocolate color. Peppers are very sweet.
Sweet Pimento- Super sweet green to red small fruits. Perfect for eating fresh or grinding
Roumanian Rainbow- Very early colorful bell pepper starts ivory turns orange and then red.
Tequila - Amethyst pepper blocky pepper. Super sweet.
Valencia – Rich orange bells are large and blocky. Really sweet.
Yankee Bell – Blocky, 3 to 4-lobed, medium size, green to red fruits. Strongly branched with good cover. Plants are less apt to make too many peppers in the initial crown set, resulting in a higher percentage of smooth, thick-walled fruits. Peppers hold well into the sweet red stage.
Aji – Tall plants produce very hot 3 to 5-inch orange-red peppers that are generally dried into powder for use in sauces and stews. A Capsicum baccatum type with 30,000 to 50,000 Scoville units. 85 to 90 days.
Ancho/ Poblano – One of the most popular chilies in Mexico, this mildly hot, blocky pepper is widely used for making chili rellenos and mole. Known as Poblano when fresh and Ancho when dried.
Ancho 101 – When fresh and still green, these mildly hot, heart-shaped peppers are stuffed and made into chilies rellenos. When mature they are dark, rust red, richly flavored, and often dried and ground into chili powder. Peppers become 4 inches long, tapering to a blunt point. Wrinkled skin takes on even more character when dried. May be strung into long ropes or made into wreaths. 76 to 80 days.
Ancho San Luis- High quality, uniformed heart shaped peppers are dark green, maturing to red. Used fresh and dry.
Ancho San Martin- Dark green maturing red pungent peppers. Thick fleshed perfect for stuffing.
Anaheim- Large green to red medium heat roasting pepper.
Big Bomb Hybrid – Big, bright red hot cherry peppers load up in abundance earlier in the season than any other hot cherry pepper on the market. The thick-walled peppers are about 2 inches wide and long with a medium-hot flavor that is just perfect for pickling or stuffing with cheese as a “hot” appetizer. Vigorous plants offer durability even in a wide variety of growing conditions. 62 days.
Bolivian Rainbow – A beautiful ornamental pepper with purple foliage and flowers, it bears a profusion of fruit in a rainbow of colors on 2 to 3 ft. tall plants. The small cone-shaped, 1 in. fruit starts out purple, but turns to yellow to orange, and finally to red, with all color stages on the plant at once. Very hot peppers are edible, but are mainly grown for their striking appearance. 80 days.
Bulgarian carrot- Super hot little orange carrot-like peppers.
Busillis - Fruits avg. 2″ x 6-7″ and are excellent fried when green or red. Popular in Sicily and North Africa. Fruits are a bit shorter and more pungent than Sahuaro. Yields better in short-season areas.
Cherry Bomb Hybrid – Hot cherry pepper that yields up to 50% more than the older, open-pollinated type. Thick-walled fruit is round to oval and matures from green to red. Pungency is medium-hot with about 20% less heat than a Jalapeno. 65 days
Cheyenne F1 – Attractive wrinkled fruits avg. 8-9″ with moderately thick walls. Flavor is excellent-fruits are both sweet and moderately hot. Excellent for frying and in salsas. High-yielding, medium-sized plants.
Chichimeca – A giant-fruited jalapeno pepper that becomes 4 in. long and 2 in. wide. Fruit is a little milder than regular Jalapeno, measuring about 3500 Scoville units rather than the 5000 units registered by the standard Jalapeno. Expect large yields of these impressive peppers on strong virus-resistant plants. 65 days.
Chimayo – Wonderful ristra chile, also good for stews and sauces. Use green or red. Hot.
Congo Trinidad – In Trinidad, habanero pepper relatives are called ‘Congo peppers,’ and this one is an extra-large red habanero type. At 2 inches long and wide, its peppers are significantly bigger and more ribbed than the typical red habanero. They are also intensely hot and extremely productive, with large harvests of peppers that continue to form as long as weather permits. 80 days.
Early Jalapeno – Very hot, ideal for Mexican dishes. Deep green fruits mature to red. Sausage-shaped fruits, 3-1/2″ by 1-1/2″, are also perfect for pickling. Just like Jalapeno, but earlier and better adapted to cool coastal conditions. Compact, non-brittle bushes.
El Jefe Jalapeno – Tall, high-yielding plants with resistance to BLS 1-3. Compared to Conchos, El Jefe has slightly larger fruit with narrower shoulders and less checking (cracks in skin). Easy to pick.
Fatalii - Fiery hot, wrinkled yellow peppers are related to Habanero. The searing hot has slightly citrus like flavor.
Fish Pepper – Very unusual and ornamental pepper plant is variegated both on the foliage and the peppers themselves. Both leaves and fruit are striped with creamy white and green, with the peppers eventually turning orange-red. Very hot fruit, 1 to 2 in. long, was used to season fish and shellfish in the African-American communities around Baltimore and Philadelphia back in the 1930′s and 1940′s. Plants are attractive enough just to be used as ornamentals, but peppers are prized for use in cooking. 75 days.
Habanero – Super hot. 2in wrinkly fruits green to orange.
Hungarian Hot Wax- Productive yellow hot pepper. 5 in tapered fruit easy to stuff and roast. Ripen yellow to orange.
Not overly hot.
Jalapeno - Fiery, thick-walled peppers grow 3 in. long and 1-1/2 inches wide, with rounded tips. Dark green at first, then turn red. Good for fresh use or pickling; famous for nachos and other Tex-Mex dishes. 75 days.
Jalapeno M – Fiery, thick-walled peppers grow 3 in. long and 1-1/2 inches wide, with rounded tips. Dark green at first, then turn red. Good for fresh use or pickling; famous for nachos and other Tex-Mex dishes. 75 days.
Jamaican Hot - Very compact densely foliaged plants bear abundance of bright yellow or red thin skinned hot peppers sapped like min bells. Good for pickling.
Jamaican Hot Chocolate - These shiny, habanero-type peppers are deep chocolate-brown when ripe and ribbed or wrinkled, resembling large dates or prunes. Fruits are 1-1/2 to 2 inches long and with an extremely hot Caribbean flavor that is strong and smoky. Those in the know say that Jamaican Hot Chocolate makes a great hot sauce. This strain originated from a pepper found in a market in Port Antonio, Jamaica. 85 days.
Joe Long – The unbelievably long, slender fruits of ‘Joe’s Long Cayenne’ are 8″” to 10″” long, thin-skinned, and taper to a small point. It turns bright red for homemade hot sauce and dries well for ristras and delicious, dried hot pepper flakes.
Kung Pao- Oriental hot pepper right for making Kung Pao chicken. 4 in long slightly curved. Thin walled. Very hot.
Large Red Cayenne - wrinkled very pungent fruit. Used in sauces and drying
Long Red Slim – Bountiful harvest of pencil-shaped fruits that are 5 inches long and 1/2 inch thick, but often curled and twisted. Flavor is red hot and best used in very hot dishes. Easily dried. 75 days.
Mesilla – Often seen in grocery stores labeled ‘finger-hots,’ these are bright green at first but later turn to red. Slightly curved and wrinkled, these peppers are about 10 inches long and 1.5 inches wide, and are borne in abundance. Use them whenever good, spicy flavor is desired. Large plants are quite disease-resistant and easy to grow. 85 days.
Mucho Nacho - Jumbo jalapeno, heavier and hot. Very vigorous plants. Ripen red upon full maturity.
NuMex Big Jim - The largest NuMex variety. 12 inches long weighs as much as 4oz. Favorite for chili rellenos. Plants are able to set fruit under dry, hot conditions.
NuMex Sunburst – These are ornamental de Arbol-type chiles for making mini-ristras and wreaths in alternative colors. Smaller than the usual New Mexican type of ristra pepper, these measure only 2-3 inches long by 3/8 inch wide. Imagine the creative possibilities using these yellow, red and orange peppers.
NuMex Joe E Parker - Very productive Numex. More uniform, thick flesh, relatively mild.
NuMex Sandia – This NuMex type pepper is smaller and hotter than Big Jim and Joe E. Parker, delivering pungent 4 to 6 inch peppers. They turn bright scarlet when ripe. 75-80 days.
NuMex Sunflare – These are ornamental de Arbol-type chiles for making mini-ristras and wreaths in alternative colors. Smaller than the usual New Mexican type of ristra pepper, these measure only 2-3 inches long by 3/8 inch wide. Imagine the creative possibilities using these yellow, red and orange peppers.
NuMex Sunset – Released by the New Mexico Agricultural Experiment Station. A chile pepper that is a beautiful glowing orange at maturity. Smooth fruits are excellent for drying and making into wreaths or ristras. Also good to eat, with a typical chile pepper flavor. 75-80 days.
NuMex Sunrise - Released by the New Mexico Agricultural Experiment Station. The first chile pepper that turns bright yellow at maturity. Beautiful smooth fruits are 4 to 6 inches long and excellent for drying and making into wreaths or ristras. Also good to eat, with a typical chile pepper flavor. 75-80 days.
Padron – Named after the town where they originated. Harvest Padron peppers when they are 1-1 1/2″ long. About 1 out of 20 fruits will be hot, and the rest mild. All the fruits become hot if allowed to grow 2-3″ long. Padrons are served sautéed in olive oil with a little sea salt, and eaten as tapas (appetizer) in Spain.
Pasilla Bajio - When fresh this pepper is called chilaca. Dark brown when ripe. Used dried for their rich, smoky flavoring in sauces.
Pepperoncini - 4 inch long, slightly wrinkled peppers taper to a blunt, lobed end and are very popular for pickling. They have a mildly hot but exciting flavor and are commonly jarred for use in Greek salads and salad bars. Expect an abundant harvest. 65 days.
Poinsettia – Reminiscent of its namesake, the crown of this plant bears clusters of brilliant red peppers arranged in a circle like the petals of a poinsettia. Thin, 3-inch long peppers point upwards atop dark green foliage, making for a very pretty plant. The fruit is edible, although very hot. Striking ornamental that would also be well suited to containers. 90 days.
Purple Jalapeno- Fruit from this Jalapeno turns bright purple. Larger than most with fiery heat.
Purple Serrano -Candle flame shape. Very hot. Wonderful for salsa.
Red Mushroom – Thin-skinned, mushroom shaped red peppers are related to habanero and are extremely hot. Wrinkled peppers have a broad cap and are about 2 inches wide and deep, resembling a patty-pan squash, but colored brilliantly red. Large harvests of these peppers. 75 days.
Red Rocket – Early pepper. Tapered thin walled dries quickly to bright red perfect for ristras.
Relleno Chile – Traditional, hard to find stuffing pepper only slightly hot, thick succulent flesh, prolific.
Ring-o-Fire - Pre-Columbian, first referred to in 1542, originating in Guyana and named after the Cayenne River. A classic,
sizzling hot pepper for sauces and drying.
Riot – Colorful 2 to 3 inch long narrow hot peppers erupt into a riot of color atop short, compact plants for a gorgeous ornamental display. Peppers start out yellow, progress to orange, and finally to deep, bright red, creating a long lasting, multi-colored effect that is reminiscent of brightly burning flames. Riot was developed by Dr. Jim Baggett at Oregon State University, and although classified as ornamental, the peppers are edible. 60-70 days.
Sahuaro – This large green chile pepper is a more vigorous version of Big Chile II and is the new generation of this popular type of pepper. Stronger, disease-resistant plants yield big and early harvests of huge chiles that can become 9 inches long. On average, pungency is a mild 500 Scoville Units. These peppers are great for roasting or used fresh in all your favorite salsas and spicy dishes. 68 days.
Serrano del Sol – Very impressive new version of open-pollinated Serrano pepper, this one boasts fruit that is twice the size and two to three weeks earlier than the original. Peppers are fleshy and meaty with the unique Serrano flavor so popular in Mexican cuisine. Measuring about 5,000 Scoville units, they are about the same pungency as a jalapeno, and are quite versatile for sauces, salsas, or flavoring. Fruit is about 3-inches long and 1/2 inches wide and green, maturing to a bright red. 64 to 67 days.
Super Chili – One of the hottest, most pungent chili peppers in our trials, this 1988 All-America Selections Winner features a highly ornamental, semi-compact, 24″ plant bearing 2-1/2″ elongated fruits with plenty of hot chili flavor. Bred for increased yields, ripens from green to orange to red. Ideal for patio and container gardens – bring plants indoors during severe winters for continuous yields all winter long.
Tabasco - Fiery hot, this has made Tabasco sauce famous. Pick when red.
Thai Hot- Great little pepper. Absolutely loaded with little fruits from green to red. One of our hottest peppers. Averages 200 fruits per plant. If picked clean a nice second crop will set on just in time for holiday decorations.
Tiburon- Pablano – Productive and uniform. Sweet, thick flesh. Big sturdy plant holds loads of heavy fruit well off the ground.
Serrano del Sol Hybrid – Very impressive new version of open-pollinated Serrano pepper, this one boasts fruit that is twice the size and two to three weeks earlier than the original. Peppers are fleshy and meaty with the unique Serrano flavor so popular in Mexican cuisine. Measuring about 5,000 Scoville units, they are about the same pungency as a jalapeno, and are quite versatile for sauces, salsas, or flavoring. Fruit is about 3-inches long and 1/2 inches wide and green, maturing to a bright red. 64 to 67 days.
San Martin Ancho/ Poblano - Large green yummy roasting peppers or drying pepper.
Ventura - Brown ripening poblano. Thin skin with great flavor.
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