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Hot peppers come in a lot of shapes and colors.Hot peppers come in a lot of shapes and colors.

This page gives instructions on how to buy hot pepper seeds from David's Garden Seeds.  Starting your peppers from seed allows you to choose from all the terrific varieties we have available. Colorful and flavorful, no summer garden is complete without an array of hot pepper plants!  And hot peppers will continue to grow until they freeze.  If you can protect them when it gets cold they will continue to produce.

Hot Ancho Poblano PepperHot Ancho Poblano Pepper

Pepper Hot Ancho Poblano 50 Non-GMO. Heirloom Seeds


This heart shaped heirloom pepper is actually well known under two different names. "Poblano" is the fresh version and is excellent stuffed or roasted. "Ancho" is the dried version, often used in chili powder. Ancho / Poblano Pepper is a mild to medium chili pepper that is commonly used in Mexican cuisine, and other spicy dishes. It is the most commonly used variety for chile rellenos and mole.  Harvest in about 75 days.

Pepper Hot Ancho Poblano Allende 25 Non-GMO, Hybrid Seeds


Excellent shape and uniformity. Concentrated set with dark green fruit. Sets fruit well under hot growing conditions. Poblano is the fresh version and is excellent stuffed or roasted. Ancho is the dried version often used in chili powder. Harvest in 70 days.

Ancho Poblano Don Matias is perfect for chile rellenos.Ancho Poblano Don Matias is perfect for chile rellenos.

Pepper Hot Ancho Poblano Don Matias 25 Non-GMO, Hybrid Seeds


This is a very large ancho that matures very dark green to chocolate. Mainly two-celled and larger than other commercial varieties. A true Mexican-type for chili rellenos. Harvest in 70 days.

Pepper Hot Ancho Poblano HitmanPepper Hot Ancho Poblano Hitman

Pepper Hot Ancho Poblano Hitman 25 Non-GMO. Hybrid Seeds


Poblano is the fresh version and is excellent stuffed or roasted.  Ancho is the dried version, often used in chili powder.  Produces high yields of uniformly large, dark, glossy green fruit. Harvest in 70 days.

Bastan Hot PepperBastan Hot Pepper

Pepper Hot Ancho Poblano Bastan 25 Non-GMO, Hybrid Seeds


Early and adaptable Ancho pepper. Sturdy, upright plants produce high yields of uniform, 5 inch fruits for summer, early fall harvest. Bastan's fruits are smooth, making them easy to peel for chile rellenos. Moderate pungency. Harvest in about 65 days for Green and 85 days for a ripe brown color.

Bhut Jolokia (Ghost) PepperBhut Jolokia aka Ghost Pepper

Pepper Hot Bhut Jolokia (Ghost Pepper) 25 Non-GMO, Heirloom Seeds


Bhut Jolokia Ghost Pepper Seeds plants are rated 800,000 to 1,001,300 on the  Scoville Scale. Heat is nothing less than intense and can be used in both fresh and dried forms. Commonly used in competitive chili pepper eating, India's Defense Organization even uses the pepper in non-lethal hand grenades, and pepper spray!  Guinness World Records certified the Bhut Jolokia Ghost Pepper as the world's hottest chili pepper in 2007. Ripe peppers measure 1 to 1 and 1/2 inches wide.  Harvest in 120 days.

Big Jim Hot PepperBig Jim Hot Pepper

Pepper Hot Big Jim 50 Non-GMO, Heirloom Seeds


Big Jim Hot Peppers rate 15,000-30,000 on the Scoville Scale. Great flavor in a mildly hot green pepper. Developed by New Mexico State University, this is the preferred pepper to make green chili. Heavy producing plant with 12 inch long by 2 to 3 inch wide fruits. Sturdy plant will bow under the weight of these huge peppers!   Harvest in 85 days.

Biquinho Red Hot PepperBiquinho Red Hot Pepper

Pepper Hot Biquinho Red 25 Non-GMO, Heirloom Seeds


"Little Beak" pepper from Brazil. The small, pointed fruits average 1 and 1/4 inches and have a unique, slightly tart flavor with a tiny bit of heat. May be eaten raw or cooked, but is generally pickled in vinegar and served with meals. Fruits turn from very pale green to red. Quite popular in Brazil, where they originated.  Harvest in about 55 days for lime green and 75 days for a ripe red color.

Biquinho Yellow Hot PepperBiquinho Yellow Hot Pepper

Pepper Hot Biquinho Yellow 25 Non-GMO, Open Pollinated Seeds


"Little Beak" pepper from Brazil. The small, pointed fruits, averaging 1 and 1/4 inches, have a unique, slightly tart flavor with a tiny bit of heat. May be eaten raw or cooked, but is generally pickled in vinegar and served with meals. Fruits turn from very pale green to yellow. Quite popular in Brazil, where they originated.   Harvest in about 55 to 75 days.

Black Hungarian Hot PepperBlack Hungarian Hot Pepper

Pepper Hot Black Hungarian 25 Non-GMO, Heirloom Seeds


Black Hungarian pepper is so colorful that it not only belongs in the garden, but on the patio in pots as well. It is a great showpiece that can be used as a flowerbed border as well. The emerald green foliage is highlighted by purple flowers and later red fruit. Well, actually the fruit is green, then black and finally red! So cool!  Harvest in about 70 to 80 days.

Caribbean Mix Hot PepperCaribbean Mix Hot Pepper

Pepper Hot Caribbean Mix 25 Non-GMO, Open Pollinated Seeds


A blend of our hottest Caribbean varieties, including Habanero, Caribbean Red, Orange Scotch Bonnet, Chiltepin and several others, all super-hot. A Caribbean favorite used in sauces, with thick, wrinkled flesh that must be grown in warm, moist conditions.  Harvest in 90 to 120 days.

Fish Hot PepperFish Hot Pepper

Pepper Hot Fish 25 Non-GMO, Heirloom Seeds


Fish Hot Pepper is an heirloom considered by many to be the best variety to use when cooking fish and shellfish. Plants, 18 to 24 inches, feature decorative green and purple foliage splashed with white. High yields of very hot, pointed fruits, about 1 and 1/2 inches long, range from white with green stripes, to orange with brown stripes, to a brilliant red - some deep purple, too.  Harvest in about 55 days.

Flaming Flare Hot PepperFlaming Flare Hot Pepper

Pepper Hot Flaming Flare 25 Non-GMO, Hybrid Seeds


Widely adapted Fresno pepper. Conical-shaped fruits are thin walled, averaging 4 inches long, and ripen to a bright red. Their flavor is sweet, mildly hot, and very good. Excellent for fresh use, stir fries, sautéing, and hot sauce. High resistance to tobacco mosaic virus. AAS winner. Harvest in about 67 to 77 days.

Pepper Hot HabaneroPepper Hot Habanero

Pepper Hot Habanero 25 Non-GMO, Heirloom Seeds


Hot Habanero Pepper Seeds produce on average 2 by 1 and 1/4 inch wrinkled fruits ripen from dark green to salmon orange. This extremely pungent Habanero may be used fresh or dried. Key ingredient in Jamaican "jerk" sauces. Yield potential is good, but can be erratic in the North. Harvest in 75 days for green and 100 days for orange ripe.

Hot Habanero Kabal PepperHot Habanero Kabal Pepper

Pepper Hot Habanero Kabal 25 Non-GMO, Hybrid Seeds


High yielding variety with a vigorous, healthy plant that has a continuous set throughout harvest. Fruit average 1 and 1/2 to 2 inches in length with typical Habanero shape. Harvest in about 70 to 90 days.

Pepper Hot Habanero Mayan RedPepper Hot Habanero Mayan Red

Pepper Hot Habanero Mayan Red 50 Non-GMO, Open Pollinated Seeds


Peppers are lantern shaped longer and more slender than a typical Habanero. Extremely pungent pepper that can be used fresh or dried-- 300,000 on the scoville scale. Harvest in about 70-90 days.

Hot Habanero Paper LanternHot Habanero Paper Lantern Pepper

Pepper Hot Habanero Paper Lantern 25 Non-GMO, Organic Seeds


Earlier and more productive than regular habaneros. Magnificent, elongated and wrinkled, lantern-shaped fruits are 3 to 4 inches long. Bigger than our regular habaneros, they pack the same mouth-blistering heat. Tall plants. Harvest in 70 days for green and 95 days for a ripe red.

Habanero Pepper MixHabanero Rainbow Pepper Mix

Pepper Hot Habanero Rainbow Mix 50 Non-GMO, Heirloom Seeds


Plant Habanero Mix Pepper Seeds, now offered in a blend of different colors! If intense heat is what you are after, look no further than our Habanero Mix of pepper seeds, reportedly creating peppers 1,000 times hotter than Jalapeno. Plant and harvest these peppers in shades of the iconic orange, and now also in yellow, red and green. A Caribbean favorite used in sauces, the tapered lantern-shaped pods with thick, wrinkled flesh must be grown in warm, moist conditions. Harvest in about 80 days.

Hot Hungarian Hot Wax PepperHot Hungarian Hot Wax Pepper

Pepper Hot Hungarian Hot Wax 50 Non-GMO, Heirloom Seeds


Hot Wax is a yellow hot pepper that is 5 and 1/2 by 1 and 1/2 inches smooth, waxy fruits tapering to a point. Easy to stuff and to peel after roasting; thick-fleshed for frying. Its sunset-ripening peppers change from yellow to orange to red, and make the prettiest pickled peppers. Early and widely adapted. Definitely, but not overly, hot. Harvest in 58 days for a pale yellow and 83 days for a ripe red.

Pepper Hot Jamaica RedPepper Hot Jamaica Red

Pepper Hot Jamaica Red 25 Non-GMO, Heirloom Seeds


Jamaica Hot Red Pepper Seeds - 100,000 - 200,000 Scovilles: Compact plant yielding an abundance of thin skinned hot peppers. Squashed in shape, much like a lantern, these peppers hail from Jamaica as their name suggests. Great for use in salsas, sauces and marinades. Jamaica Hot Red Peppers can even be eaten fresh if you can stand the intense heat!  Harvest in about 100 days.

Mad Hatter Hot PepperMad Hatter Hot Pepper

Pepper Hot Mad Hatter 25 Non-GMO, Hybrid Seeds


Slightly hot bishop's crown type. These unusually shaped peppers resemble a bishop's crown. Fruits average 2 and 1/4 inches in diameter and are borne on big, bushy plants. Moderately sweet flesh with floral and citrus notes and a touch of heat near the seed cavity.  Harvest in about 80 to 105 days.

Mattadores Hot PepperMattadores Hot Pepper

Pepper Hot Mattadores 25 Non-GMO, Hybrid Seeds


Tall and vigorous plant, well suited for cultivation both indoors and outdoors. True "Italian Roasting" pepper. Large size fruit with deep green and red colors when ripe. Resistant to TMV race 1,2.   Harvest in about 70 days.

Pepper Hot Mulato Isleno 25 Non-GMO. Heirloom Seeds


Similar in size to the Ancho, our Mulato Isleno Pepper is slightly longer, fatter, and sweeter. A dark green pepper that matures to a rich chocolate brown, the Mulato Isleno Pepper can be used in both the immature and mature stage, excellent for salsa, roasting, stuffing and drying. Enjoy the taste of Old Mexico as Mulato Isleno is an essential ingredient in chile relleno.  Harvest in about 70 days.

Hot Numex Suave Orange PepperHot Numex Suave Orange Pepper

Pepper Hot Numex Suave Orange 50 Non-GMO, Open Pollinated Seeds


Hot Numex Suave Orange has a distinctive fruity flavor and aroma of a habanero with only a hint of pungency. Compared to Habanero, the avg. 2 and ¼ inch fruits are slightly larger, plumper, more wrinkled, and ripen to a bright yellow-orange (contrasting Habanero's orange). The tall, strong, upright plants have a high yield potential. Relatively early for a habanero. Harvest in about 100 days.

Pepper Hot Numex SunburstPepper Hot Numex Sunburst

Pepper Hot Numex Sunburst 25 Non-GMO, Open Pollinated Seeds


Distinctive fruity flavor and aroma of a Cayenne look with only a hint of pungency. The tall strong upright plants have a high yield potential. Harvest in about 90 days.

Orange Scotch Bonnet Hot PepperOrange Scotch Bonnet Hot Pepper

Pepper Hot Orange Scotch Bonnet 25 Non-GMO, Heirloom Seeds


Orange Scotch Bonnet has bonnet-shaped fruits that are bright orange when ripe; flavor is smoky and fiery hot. Plants that are 30 inches tall are excellent in containers in the North!  Harvest in about 120 days.

Padron Hot PeppersHot Pepper Padron

Pepper Hot Padron 25 Non-GMO, Heirloom Seeds


Padron Hot Peppers are unique peppers that are famous in Spain. Named after the town where they originated. Harvest Padron peppers when they are 1 to 1 and 1/2 inches long. About 1 out of 20 fruits will be hot, and the rest mild. All the fruits become hot if allowed to grow 2 to 3 inches long. Padrons are served sautéed in olive oil with a little sea salt, and eaten as tapas (appetizers) in Spain. Many of our customers buy hot pepper seeds, especially Padron. It seems to be their favorite hot pepper seed to buy.   Harvest in about 60 days

Pequin Hot PeppersHot Pepper Pequin Texas Native

Pepper Hot Pequin Texas Native 25 Non-GMO, Heirloom Seeds


Pequin Hot Peppers are numerous, vibrant pendant fruits, small but very hot, that cover bushy plants and grow up to 4 inches long. Plants can be overwintered indoors. Buy hot pepper seeds for that extra kick in your recipes.  Harvest in about 105 days.

Pepper Hot PoinsettiaPepper Hot Poinsettia

Pepper Hot Poinsettia 25 Non-GMO, Open Pollinated Seed


Vigorous growth and will start out green then ripen to a deep red, hot Pepper, great for preserves and canning. produces good yields of 3" long by ½" wide hot peppers. Peppers are hot, grow upright in clusters, and turn from light green to red when mature. Harvest in 90 days.

Pepper Hot Rey PakalPepper Hot Rey Pakal

Pepper Hot Rey Pakal 9808 (Red) 25 Non-GMO, Hybrid Seeds


High yielding plant producing bright red fruit. Very hot product but the taste makes it worth it! Harvest in about 90 days.

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