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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 variety we have available. Colorful and flavorful, no summer garden is complete without an array of hot pepper plants!
Ancho Poblano Pepper 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.
Bastan Hot Pepper 25 Non-GMO, Open Pollinated 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. Organically grown. Harvest in about 65 days for Green and 85 days for a ripe brown color.
Pepper Hot Ancho Poblano Hitman 25 Non-GMO. Hybrid Seeds
Hitman is a new open field Poblano pepper that has an attractive dark green, glossy color. The well-covered plant provides protection for the fruit from the sun and produces high yields of uniformly large, dark green fruit. Its medium early maturity and high percentage of large 2 lobe peppers make this an excellent choice for growers throughout the eastern US. Harvest in about 70 days.
Bhut Jolokia aka 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 Pepper 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 Pepper 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 Pepper 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 Pepper 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 Pepper 50 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 Pepper 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 Pepper 25 Non-GMO, Heirloom 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.
Kabal Habanero Hot Pepper 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.
Habanero Paper Lantern Hot Pepper 25 Non-GMO, Open Pollinated 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. Organically grown. Harvest in 70 days for green and 95 days for a ripe red.
Habanero Mayan Red Hot Pepper 50 Non-GMO, Open Pollinated Seeds
Elongated, glossy bright red! This 30 to 36 inch plant produces high yields of 3 to 4 inch glossy bright red hot peppers. Peppers are lantern shaped, longer and more slender than a typical Habanero. Early maturity variety that is good for cooler climes. Harvest in about 70 to 90 days.
Habanero Rainbow Pepper 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.
Habanero Hot Pepper 50 Non-GMO, Heirloom Seeds
Habanero Hot 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. Organically grown. Harvest in 75 days for green and 100 days for orange ripe.
Numex Suave Orange Habanero Pepper 50 Non-GMO, Open Pollinated Seeds
Habanero 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.
Hungarian Hot Wax Pepper 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 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.
Pepper Hot Kabal 25 Non-GMO, Hybrid Seeds
High‐yielding, vigorous hybrid. Healthy plant, continuous fruit set. Typical habañero shape. Harvest in about 70 days.
Pepper Hot Lemon Drop 25 Non-GMO, Heirloom Seeds
Lemon Drop is an excellent seasoning pepper from Peru with some heat! When mature it will ripen to be a bright yellow that occasionally turns a purple blush depending on maturity. The Lemon Drop’s crisp and clean, uncomplicated flavor is hot with some citrus notes. Harvest in about 100 days.
Mad Hatter Hot Pepper 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 Pepper 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.
Mayan Red Habanero Hot Pepper 50 Non-GMO, Open Pollinated Seeds
Elongated, glossy bright red! This 30 to 36 inch plant produces high yields of 3 to 4 inches of glossy bright red hot peppers. Peppers are lantern shaped, longer and more slender than a typical Habanero. Early maturity variety that is good for cooler climates. Harvest in about 70 to 90 days.
Orange Scotch Bonnet Hot Pepper 25 Non-GMO, Open Pollinated 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.
Hot Pepper Padron 50 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 Pepper 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.
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These Pepperoncini Greek Hot Pepper Seeds Are Growing Well
Planted about 10-12 of the seeds about 2 weeks ago. Didn't keep count, but I think all germinated and are growing well. Normally, I'll grow from the seeds …
Good Pequin Pepper Seeds
I tried growing Chili Pequin and the ornamental seeds last year with no luck (can’t remember which vendor I bought the seeds from). Disappointed but determined, …
Strong Healthy Ghost Pepper Plant!
I placed 5 seeds on May 11 in a moist peat pellet in a tiny pot with Saran Wrap over the top to germinate. I had also placed this over a heat mat during …
Excellent Ghost Pepper Seeds!
Maybe I got lucky with my batch of ghost peppers, but 20 out of the 25 seeds germinated. No special tricks or paper towels or anything. I just used starter …
So Far, These Ghost Pepper Seeds Have a Good Germination Rate!
Update: over twenty of the plants grew to maturity. Now getting lots of peppers ready to pick. At first we tried some green and yellow peppers, and they …
Awesome Ghost Pepper Seeds!
The ghost pepper seeds are awesome seeds! I have had great success germinating them in potting soil. They love led light for some reason. *update* My …
100 Percent Germination For These Ghost Pepper Seeds
As to be expected with David's Garden seeds, I got 100% germination for the 8 ghost pepper seeds that I planted. I really should stop planting so many …
Plentiful Harvest With These Habanero Pepper Seeds
Started three seeds indoors in rockwool substrate hoping to get a harvest. While that did not materialize, I transplanted them outdoors when the temperature …
All Of These Habanero Seeds Have Germinated So Far!
Germinated a handful of these about two weeks ago, and so far all of them germinated. I used the wet paper towel method and everything had sprouted within …
Ghost Pepper Not rated yet
I am growing the ghost pepper. Already 20 out of 25 seeds have come up. Really looking forward to this very hot pepper.
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maturity, color and size are based on data from tests done at specific
locations. Many factors, including geographic location, daytime and
nighttime temperatures, the availability of plant nutrients, many unknown climate factors and insects/pest interact to determine a variety's
performance. For information on which varieties will perform best in
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