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This page gives instructions on specialty pepper seeds from David's Garden Seeds®.
Small, bite-size snack peppers or larger, multi-use peppers make up this group. In addition to snack peppers, choose from a number of sweet specialties — banana, cubanelle, and frying peppers, to name a few. Colors range from shades of red and orange to yellow and green, with smooth or wrinkled skin. Eat these peppers fresh, fried, or pickled.
Pepper Specialty Antohi Romanian 50 Non-GMO, Heirloom Seeds
Eastern European frying pepper. Smooth, 4" long by 2" wide, tapered, pointed fruits are pale yellow and ripen red. The upright plants have good branch strength and yield early and heavily. Harvest in about 53 pale yellow; 78 red ripe
Pepper Specialty Cornito Rosso 25 Non-GMO, Hybrid Seeds
Half-size Corno di Toro. A popular class of peppers, cornitos are 1-1 1/2" wide at the shoulders and 5" long. They are very early, sweet, and attractive smaller versions of Carmen and Escamillo, with similar maturity. Perfect for grilling and roasting, like their full-size counterparts. Grow and sell them individually, or as mixed colors, loose or in clamshells. Known as a kapia type in Europe, where it is quite popular. Harvest in about 60 (green) to 80 (Red Ripe) days
Pepper Specialty Cubanelle 50 Non-GMO, Heirloom Seeds
Cubanelle Specialty Pepper is slightly tapered, dimpled, blunt end pods about 5 inches long. Flesh is medium thick, waxy, yellow green turning to red at full maturity. Highly productive. Harvest in about 68 days
Pepper Specialty Glow 25 Non-GMO, Hybrid Seeds
Bright orange partner to Aura and Lipstick that is equally easy to grow. A beautiful, flavorful trio when combined with Aura and Lipstick. Tapered, thick-walled, 2-3 lobed fruits are 4-5" long and are deliciously sweet and fruity. Medium-size plants yield well. Early and easy to grow in diverse climates. Harvest in about 53 green; 73 red ripe
Pepper Specialty Hungarian Sweet Banana 50 Non-GMO, Open Pollinated Seeds$5.45
A sweet pepper used pickled or in salads, the Hungarian Sweet Wax Pepper will produce light yellowish green peppers that will turn to orange then red when mature; just sow them in a sunny spot with well drained soil and enjoy a bountiful harvest. Harvest in about 70 days.
Pepper Specialty Jimmy Nardello Italian 25 Non-GMO, Heirloom Seeds
Roasted or blistered in a hot cast-iron, these sweet, thin-walled
peppers are a wonderful summer treat. Ripens a deep red, is very
prolific, Great for market use and retains full flavored even canned. Harvest in about 80 days.
Pepper Specialty Lipstick 25 Non-GMO, Heirloom Seeds
Sweet, cone-shaped peppers. Sweet, juicy, and thick-fleshed, these 4 inches long, heart-shaped peppers are not only delicious in salads and salsas but are also great for roasting. Dependably productive even in areas with cooler summers. Harvest in about 55 days to 75 days.
Pepper Specialty Lively Italian Sweet Yellow 25 Non-GMO, Open Pollinated Seeds
Large, tapered golden yellow fruits with sweet, juicy flesh on vigorous
plants. Prolific and reliable, performing well in the open field across a
variety of climates. Harvest in 75 days.
Pepper Specialty Lunchbox Mix 25 Non-GMO, Open Pollinated Seeds
Snack peppers. Beautiful, mini-sized, colorful Lunchbox snack peppers
are remarkably sweet and flavorful. They are delicious sauted, as an
addition to salads as a healthy snack. Grow and sell them individually
or as mixed colors loose or in clam shells. Harvest in 55 days for green peppers and 75 days for colored peppers.
Pepper Specialty Pepperoncini Sweet Greek Golden 25 Non-GMO, Open Pollinated Seeds
Maturing from green to yellow and then finally to red, Pepperoncini Golden Greek Peppers are best harvested in their 'golden' stage when they are their sweetest, yet with a mild kick. Most gardeners grow this pepper to pickle and use in Greek salads. Harvest in about 80 days.
Pepper Specialty Pepperoncini Sweet Italian 25 Non-GMO, Heirloom Seeds
The quintessential Italian Pepperoncini available for you to grow and pickle yourself! This heirloom from southern Italy produces 3" - 5" long sweet peppers with a little kick to them. They begin as yellow peppers but turn red as they mature and take on a sweeter taste. Harvest in about 80 days.
Pepper Specialty Round Of Hungary 25 Non-GMO, Open Pollinated Seeds
Specialty pimento cheese pepper. Ribbed, flattened fruits mature early and have very thick, sweet, delicious flesh. Distinctive, globe-shaped fruits averaging 2 to 2 and 1/2 inches by 3 to 3 and 1/2 inches, turn red early, and are great for stuffed peppers, in cooking, and in salads. Harvest in about 55 to 75 days.
Pepper Specialty Sweet Carmen 25 Non-GMO, Hybrid Seeds
Best-tasting Italian frying pepper. Carmen has a lovely, sweet taste for salads and roasting, especially when partially or fully red-ripe. Tapered fruits avg. 6" long x 2 1/2" wide, 5 oz. (142 gm), and ripen from green to deep carmine red. Maturity is early on an upright, medium-size plant. Suitable for outdoor or indoor production. Harvest in about 60 to 80 days.
Pepper Specialty Sweet Cupid 25 Non-GMO, Hybrid Seeds
Early, sweet, mini bell. Fruits are blocky to slightly pointed, snack size, avg. 2" X 1 3/4", and are particularly sweet when red. Large, well-branched plants protect the fruits from sunscald. Fruits are smoother and have better flavor than Mini Apple, which it replaced. Harvest in about 60 to 80 days.
Pepper Specialty Sweet Escamillo 25 Non-GMO, Hybrid Seeds
Large, golden-yellow corno di toro type. Escamillo has attractively
shaped golden fruit with similar lobed shoulders and a flavor that
rivals Carmen's. The name comes from the French opera in which the gypsy
Carmen falls in love with the bull-fighter Escamillo. Harvest in 60 to 80 days.
Pepper Specialty Sweet Marconi Golden 25 Non-GMO, Heirloom Seeds
A classic Italian sweet pepper, Golden Marconi Peppers mature from light green to golden yellow and stay wonderfully sweet during all stages. Peppers are traditionally fried or eaten fresh, try stuffing with jack cheese and roasting for a wonderful summer treat. Harvest in about 90 days
Pepper Specialty Sweet Marconi Red 25 Non-GMO, Heirloom Seeds
A late maturing pepper, Marconi Red sweet peppers are juicy and
flavorful! At nearly 8" long, these thick-walled peppers are used in
salads, stir fries, fajitas, Italian sauces and just about anywhere you
want a sweet pepper. Maturing from green to red, this beauty is
delicious at any stage but best when harvested later in the season in a
deep red color. Harvest in 75 days.
Pepper Specialty Sweet Mellow Star Shishito 25 Non-GMO, Hybrid Seeds
Japanese shishito pepper for cooking or salads. Avg. 3 1/2-4" heavily wrinkled fruits are thin walled, mild (no heat) when green and slightly sweet when red. Popular in Japan where its thin walls make it particularly suitable for tempura. Also very good in stir fries or sautés.
In Asia, fruits are always cooked green but they also may be
used red. Thinly sliced, the red fruits are excellent in salads and
coleslaw. Large, upright plants produce good yields over an extended
harvest period. Harvest in 85 days.
Pepper Specialty Sweet Nassau 25 Non-GMO, Hybrid Seeds
Productive Cubanelle for frying. Nassau's cylindrical fruits with lobed ends avg. 7-8" x 2 1/2" and are excellent for frying. Usually used when unripe and light green, but can also be used red. Very popular in Caribbean cooking. Nassau offers a better disease package than Biscayne, which it replaced. Harvest in about 60 days
Pepper Specialty Yellow Bardo 25 Non-GMO, Open Pollinated Seeds
This large, heavy, thick fleshed sweet yellow Italian roaster is an improved version of Canario with better early yield. Harvest in 70 days.
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