Peppers at VISTA "House of the Rising Seeds"-Spring 2021 Information Sheets

California Wonder

Sweet Variety

The largest heirloom bell pepper plant available. Sweet-flavored, thick-fleshed fruits that begin as glossy green, three- to four-lobed globes and then mature to a bright red. Excellent size (4-5 inches), well-formed, juicy, crunchy large fruits with good production. 

Sweet Banana

Sweet Variety

Prolific Italian variety prized for its gigantic sweet red fruits. Delicious 12" long 3” across (at shoulders) peppers are ideal for stir-fry, grilling and enjoying raw in salads. An early variety known for its high yields.

Named for its banana-like shape, this variety bears sweet, mild banana peppers that mature from yellow, to orange, and then to crimson red. Plants fruit prolifically, easily producing up to 25 to 30 pods per plant. Banana peppers are great for frying and pickling.

Tam Jalapeno

Mild Variety

The Tam Mild Jalapeño Pepper plant is a mild variety of the jalapeño pepper developed at Texas A&M University. The fruits are large, measuring a whopping 3 inches or more, with a thick dark green flesh and less heat than the traditional Jalapenos. If you remove the seeds, they’re even milder. Perfect for salsa, chili sauces, dips, and relishes but also delicious stuffed, baked, preserved, or served fresh on pizzas and sandwiches. This pepper produces a crop of 40 to 60 fruits per plant.

King of the North Sweet

Sweet Variety

Excellent in short-season gardens, due to early bearing and the huge, blocky shape of its thick-walled, bright red, 6" by 4" fruits. Great for stuffing. Mild taste becomes even mellower as the fruits mature.

Golden California Wonder

Sweet Variety

A California blonde bell pepper. Very sweet thick fleshed bell peppers ripen from green to golden-yellow to deep orange. Plants grow 24-30" with 4" diameter fruit. Harvest in 62-73 days from transplant.

Trinidad Scorpion 

Hot Variety

Former record holder for heat—nearly the hottest chili on the planet! Wrinkled, lantern-shaped fruit ripens to a searing red-orange. Was named as the world’s hottest pepper by the New Mexico Chile Institute, Trinidad Scorpion averaged at 1.2 million Scovilles. The long, thin tail at the bottom of the pepper bears a strong resemblance to a scorpion’s tail and thus the name.

Note: Wear gloves when handling these peppers, even when you harvest them.

Varieties grown previously at VISTA Information Sheets

Miniture Red

Sweet Variety

Short stocky plants covered with lovely 2" long miniature bell peppers with an excellent fresh flavor. A friend gave the yellow and red versions to Seed Savers Exchange member Lucina Cress of Ohio, who stuffed the peppers with cabbage, pickled and canned them to sell at her church bazaar. Great for salads. 

Marconi Red

Sweet Variety

Prolific Italian variety prized for its gigantic sweet red fruits. Delicious 12" long 3” across (at shoulders) peppers are ideal for stir-fry, grilling and enjoying raw in salads. An early variety known for its high yields.

Goddess Banana

Sweet Variety

Sweet banana for pickling or fresh eating. Long, thick-walled, smooth fruits on large plants. Avg. 8-9" long, the fruits are mild when yellow and moderately sweet when they ripen red. 

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