Peppers, Spicy & Sweet
Peppers, Spicy & Sweet
Early Jalapeno Organic Pepper from Johnny's Selected Seeds. Early producer, compact plants
Hidalgo Serrano Hot Pepper from Hudson Valley Seed Co.
Fish Peppers from True Love Seeds. Small, striped fruit (turns from white with green stripes, to orange with brown stripes, and then bright red), variegated green and white leaves. Great flavor, beautiful, and productive.
Petit Marseillais Peppers from True Love Seeds. Mild heat, productive, beautiful orange yellow peppers.
King of the North Pepper from Hudson Valley Seed Co. - An heirloom from New York State, medium sized plant with lots of large sweet peppers, early producer.
Fish Peppers by True Love Seeds - True Love gives the following description about this pepper:
“The Fish Pepper is an extremely flavorful, productive, and decorative variety that makes an excellent hot sauce. The white unripe fruit were used to flavor seafood dishes in the Black catering community of Baltimore in the late 1800s and early 1900s. The foliage is variegated white and green, as is much of the unripe fruit, which is 2-3" long and turns from white with green stripes, to orange with brown stripes, and then bright red. The heat is a 3 on a scale from 1-5. Horace Pippin, the now-famed painter, shared this variety (and many others) with H. Ralph Weaver in the early 1940s in exchange for bee-sting therapy. Weaver's grandson (William Woys Weaver) found the seeds in a baby food jar in his grandmother's deep freezer a couple decades later, many years after his grandfather's death, and was able to reintroduce via Seed Savers Exchange. For years, we have been making gallons of delicious fish pepper sauce from the ripe red fruits after deseeding. Soilful City in Washington DC also makes Pippin Sauce from fish peppers grown by black farmers and urban gardeners in the DC and Maryland areas, and now offers their seeds through Truelove Seeds. The fish pepper has been designated by Slow Food as an outstandingly tasty, culturally important, and endangered heirloom from Philadelphia and Baltimore, and is listed in their Ark of Taste as a way to invite everyone to take action to help protect it.”
Petit Marseillais. True Love Seeds says: “Petit Marseillais is an heirloom sweet pepper from the South of France. With delicate walls, the mildest hint of heat, and the perfect manageable size for adding to a sauté, it is sure to be a favorite. These sunset-orange fruits are about five inches long, two inches wide, and beautifully wrinkled or wavy. The plants are two feet tall and consistently loaded with peppers - you will be giving them away to friends long after you've found 10 ways to eat and preserve them. We freeze about 5 gallons of deseeded Petit Marseillais peppers per year, and use them throughout the winter. We also stuff the fresh peppers with rice, beans, vegetables, and cheese and bake them to perfection.
King of the North Sweet Pepper. Hudson Valley Seed Company says: “Robust and royal bell pepper. So reliable and sweet, it deserves a crown. New York heirloom. Described as "extremely large, early and very prolific" in a 1934 copy of Harris's seeds catalog. Medium-sized plants support loads of large peppers that are mild and sweet. We found this New York heirloom featured on the cover of a 1934 Harris' Seeds Catalog out of Coldwater, New York. Here is what they had to say about it. ‘Outstanding 1934 Introduction. Extremely Large, Early and Very Prolific. We put it mildly when we say that those who tested this new pepper last year were extremely pleased with it. The immense size, earliness and heavy yield make King of the North a variety that will give enormous yields of fine fruit even here in the North. The plants are medium size, branching and literally covered with fruit. The flesh is thick, mild and sweet.’”