EXPLOSIVE EMBER

Species: Annuum Origin: Unknown Heat: Hot

Probably one of the most stunning edible ornamental pepper in the world, this compact plant (10-14 inches) has brilliant purple foliage and purple upright growing 1in conical shaped fruit which mature from dark glossy purple to red. As an added bonus, before fruiting the plant displays a stunning show of deep purple flowers with jet centres. On of thechileman's favourites. ## VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENED ##


© Mark McMullan

© Mark McMullan
 

FRESNO

Species: Annuum Origin: USA Heat: Medium

Fresno peppers are similar in shape and heat to jalapeño peppers (5-700 SHU) and are grown extensively in California, Texas and New Mexico. This cold tolerant plant grow approximately 2-2.5 ft tall by 20 inches wide and are prolific beaers of upright arrow shaped 2-3 inch long by 1in wide peppers which mature from bright green to orange to a beautiful deep red . The peppers have a slight sweetness about them and are fantastic when used fresh for salsas. Also known as Chile Carbide orChile Cera.


© Cross Country Nurseries
 

JALAPENO CHICHIMECA

Species: Annuum Origin: USA Heat: Medium

A large Jalapeno variety from Liberty seeds who say pods average 10 x 4 cm in size, weighing 36 g. 70 days to maturity. This is quite a prodctive variety, with medium hot peppers of quite uniform size.


© Julian Livsey
 

JALAPENO EL JEFE F1

Species: Annuum Origin: USA Heat: Medium

A F1 hybridised Jalapeno variety developed by Johnny's Seed. Similar in appearence to 'Conchos' but is said to have slightly larger fruit with narrower shoulders. Also said to be less prone to checking (cracks in skin). 67 days to green, 90 days to red.


© Johnny's Seeds
 

JALAPENO PURPLE

Species: Annuum Origin: Mexico Heat: Medium

The Purple Jalapeno is a beautiful, ornamental version of the standard Jalapeno pepper. The plants are very productive with a single plant producing upto 50 pods which begin as a brilliant emerald green, then mature to a stunning dark purple and finally to a fabulous scarlet red! As the plants often have chiles on them of varying ages, all three colors are often seen on a single plant which produces a most wonderful and most beautiful color effect! Though Purple Jalapenos may be beautiful, don't let their brilliant colours fool you as this variety rates at a respecatable 6000 scoville heat units which is twice as hot as a standard Jalapeno.


© 2005 Tomato Growers Supply Company

© Julian Livsey
 

PIMENTA D ESPELETTE

Species: Annuum Origin: France Heat: Unknown

Description currently unavailable.


© Photo by Harald Zoschke
 

PIMENTO DE PADRON

Species: Annuum Origin: Spain Heat: Sweet

Pimientos de Padrón are small green peppers named after a town in Galicia Spain. They are usually fried in salt and served as a tapa. At their best, eating them is rather like playing Russian Roulette; although they are all delicious, about one in five will blow a hole in the top of your skull! Sometimes almost all of them are highly explosive; occasionally, an entire batch is sweet.


© Mats & Patrica Pettersson

© Mats & Patrica Pettersson
 

PIRI PIRI

Species: Frutescens Origin: Portugal Heat: Hot

PIRI-PIRI is a Swahili word meaning ‘pepper-pepper’ referring to any peppers. In Portugal, it has come to mean the small fiery hot pepper, found hanging in garlands in all the markets. No chicken is ever ordered in an Algarve restaurant without the question “Com piri-piri?” (with piri-piri?) being asked. Portuguese traders then carried the seeds to their African colonies of Angola and Mozambique. From there, they spread across Africa, along with their Swahili name ‘piri-piri’. To complete the circle, some of the small hot pods were brought back to Portugal, where they have kept their Swahili name up to the present day.


© Marco Budinis

© Allen M Boatman
 

TABASCO (PI 586675)

Species: Frutescens Origin: Costa Rica Heat: Hot

Tabasco peppers are the only types of Capsicum frutescens that are well known in North America. These fiery little jewels are the primary ingrediant in tabasco sauce, the famous hot sauce that has been produced in southern Louisiana since 1848 when the peppers were first imported from the State of Tabasco in Mexico. Growers today cannot keep up with demand and tabasco peppers are imported from Columbia and Central America to be mashed in Louisiana. The tabasco plant can grow upto 4-6 feet tall and is just loaded with slender 1.5in upright pods which mature from light green to orange and then to red approximately 75 days after transplanting. Originally from somewhat swampy regions it prefers hot and humid conditions for maximum productivity. 50,000-80,000 SHU.


© Mark McMullan

© Brian Krause
 

TRINIDAD SCORPION BUTCH T

Species: Chinense Origin: Trinidad Heat: Nuclear

This variety is closely linked to the 7 Pot/Pod and Trinidad Scorpion landrace varieties. It may or may not be a different variety.


© Josh Fancher
 

 

 

JALAPENO CHICHIMECA
JALAPENO EL JEFE F1
EXPLOSIVE EMBER
FRESNO
JALAPENO PURPLE
PIMENTA D ESPELETTE
PIMENTO DE PADRON
PIRI PIRI
TABASCO (PI 586675)
TRINIDAD SCORPION BUTCH T