Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Heirloom Peppers

If you read "The Wonderful World of Heirloom Seeds" then you know that I'll be sharing about different and unique heirloom seed varieties.

An heirloom seed variety has been saved and passed down from generation to generation. These seeds have been carefully cultivated and are considered a great value to the recipient. Some say an heirloom variety is 50 years old or more.  Some heirloom varieties have been passed down for over 100 years and others for over 400 years.

Heirloom Seeds can be very unique like the Lemon Cucumber and others are just like the produce you buy in the store (only tastier) like the Roma Tomato.

On to the Heirloom Peppers!

I already shared the PURPLE JALAPENO.  Next up is

75 days.  Rare and colorful, these tall plants have beautiful purple flowers that make this variety very ornamental.  They are mildly hot and have a delicious flavor.

70-90 days.  Screaming hot little peppers turn a rainbow of vibrant colors; from purple, cream, yellow, orange to red as they ripen.
A beautiful ornamental!   The plants are great for containers inside. Just pick a few any time to liven up your salsa.


75-95 days.  Gorgeous chocolate colored habanero peppers.  
Don’t let the color fool you; these are not candy, but rather flaming-hot fruit that carry a massive 300,000 Scoville units of heat! 

80 days.  This golden sweet pepper is worth the wait!  Fruits start green and change to yellow, then orangish. Sweetest when fully ripe, but still mild and lightly sweet at the yellow stage.

90 days.  This variety matures a little later than regular bell peppers but produces much sweeter and tastier fruits.  Vigorous plants produce high yields of high quality fruits that ripen to a deep red color.

75-85 days.  A very productive and disease resistant pepper.  It is here over a 100 years ago Giuseppe Nardiello and wife Angela grew this  pepper in the southern region of Italy. 
Jimmy Nardello peppers are sweet,crisp and light when eaten raw.  Considered one of the best frying pepper.

80 days. Candy-sweet, round, flat, 3-inch pimento-type peppers that have thick, red flesh; great for stuffing or fresh eating.  So good they are almost addictive. Very productive plants. Once used to color cheese.

There are so many more heirloom pepper seed varieties!  
These are just a few of my favorite!

Stay tuned for more unique varieties of Heirloom, Non-GMO seeds

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