They had a bad start with the cold weather, so I bought a couple of starts at greenhouses here and there and when I was ready to plant, I had a nice selection of peppers.
Then they sulked, so I fertilized them with some Miracle-Gro sprinkles - the slow release kind. Apparently, the peppers liked it because we had a bumper crop!
These are the types I planted:
- Jupiter pepper
- Golden California Wonder pepper [beautiful!]
- Purple peppers [early]
- Banana peppers
- Little Snacking Pepper [orange]
- Pimento [thick flesh!]
- Carmen [long]
The purple peppers came on early and bore like crazy. They were thin fleshed with a lot of seeds. The banana peppers also bore early and had a lot of seeds. The Carmens were long red peppers - beautiful and very slow to mature.
We got several of the Golden Cal Wonders before frost and they were sweet and beautiful. I love them.
The little orange snacking peppers were a surprise, and a delightful one. The fruit is small, fleshy and had few seeds. The girls liked those a lot.
By far, our favorite was the Pimiento Pepper - the classic pimento peppers. [Yep, those things that the salad olives are stuffed with are peppers]. Most were just a bit smaller than your fist - the one in the pic is a pretty small one. Thick fleshed, few seeds and great flavor. We'll do these again.