Hot or sweet & easy to grow!
Peppers are an easy and rewarding summer vegetable crop and we grow a full selection of both hot and sweet pepper plants. Hot peppers include Hot Portugal – a fiery hot red salsa type which grows to 6” long, Hungarian Yellow Wax – a medium hot, yellow type which grows to 6” long and Jalapeno – a fiery hot dark green 4” long pepper that matures to red. We also grow several more uncommon specialty hot pepper varieties, including the infamous and extremely hot Carolina Reaper. (Grow and handle at your own risk!) Use hot peppers raw in salsas or cooked in chilli dishes or sauces.
In our sweet pepper range, choose from yellow, red, orange or green bell peppers, banana peppers and shepherd peppers. Sweet peppers add colour and crunch to salads and of course can be cooked in your favourite veggie dishes. All sweet peppers will start off green, before maturing to their final colour. They can be harvested at any point, but for the best taste, it is best to let them fully mature. Both hot and sweet peppers will also store well in the fall if you need to harvest early before the frost. Plant all peppers after the danger of frost has passed, in a sunny and hot location. They can also be grown successfully in containers. Chris likes to keep a planter of hot peppers next to the barbeque on our deck for snacking on while he is cooking!