2017 Peppy Peppers

We offer more peppers than any other garden center around. Peppers are tasty treats with each variety offering it’s own unique qualities. Put together your own pepper collection and try the many varieties that are available. In addition to garden planting, they do nicely in   containers. Just be sure that they receive full sun. Most pepper plants are quite ornamental with their glossy foliage and compact habits.

Please be aware we do sell out of some varieties faster than others. We do not guarantee that all varieties will be available. Please call the store before coming (740)763-2873 if you are coming for a specific variety.

 

* New Varieties At Wilson's Garden Center
SHU = Scoville Heat Units

Burpee's Exclusives

Bananarama (F1):

If you like tasty banana peppers, you’ll love this whopper, which produces much bigger peppers on much smaller plants. Each fruit is two inches longer and an amazing 30% meatier than the peppers on Sweet Banana. The fruits are 8 Inches long and more a truly giant pepper. They start yellow and mature orange-red, so you can pick them at any stage you like. Great for pickles, salads or grilling.

Type: Sweet
Days To Maturity: 70 Days
Color When Ripe: Orange - Red

Big Daddy: 

Think big. These huge 8-10" sweet Marconi peppers are glossy golden yellow, thick-walled and crispy sweet. Try roasting with red peppers for a bright and beautiful combo. The strong 18-24" plants hold the hefty fruits high for easy pepper picking. A winner every way you look at it.

Type: Sweet
Days To Maturity: 73 Days
Color When Mature: Red

Candy Apple:

Early-maturing, large 5" fruits are deep red and sugary sweet in just 71 days. A flavor-rich pepper that excels in salads, as snacks, and when roasted, baked or sautéed.

Type: Sweet
Days To Maturity: 71 Days
Color When Mature: Red

Costa Rican Sweet:

Costa Rican Sweet' is a gem. A truly tasty pepper, it's a large Marconi type but shorter in length and wider through the shoulder. Pick when the skin turns deep ruby red to experience its unique fruity sweetness. We like it in salads and sliced in strips for dip, as it provides more flavor than a sweet bell. Also tasty when roasted or grilled.

Type: Sweet:
Days To Maturity: 70 Days
Color When Mature: Red

Great Stuff:

A colossal stuffer at 7" long and 5" wide, ripens from green to dark red. Very productive, disease-resistant. Excellent yields under varied conditions.

Type: Sweet
Days To Maturity: 75 Days
Color When Mature: Red

 Thunderbolt:

A sweet pepper dream come true! One great big beautiful sweet Marconi pepper, the largest we offer, and a marvel for flavor and texture. Prolific plants produce plentiful yields of tapered 13” beauties that transition from green to red. Shows stalwart resistance to tomato spotted wilt virus and tobacco mosaic virus.

Type: Sweet
Days To Maturity: 65-80 Days
Color When Mature: Red

Hot Lemon (HEIRLOOM):

This pepper from the markets of Ecuador ripens to a pure lemon yellow in about 80 days, but is delightfully flavorful when green. The skin is tender and the aroma is spicy, with a hint of pine woods. As hot as any Cayenne, but with a truly unique flavor. Best used fresh, but sensational in sauces too. The fruits are narrow, 3-4" long and distinctively wrinkled.

Type: Mid Hot (5,000-30,000 SHU)
Days To Maturity: 80 Days
Color When Mature: Lemon Yellow

Jalapeno Gigante:

Perfect for salsa or stuffing as poppers, Jalapeño Gigante produces jumbo delicious and hot peppers. Easy to grow in any sunny garden or large patio pot, these peppers can be harvested throughout the summer when they’re green or red.

Type: Hot
Days To Maturity: 80 Days
Color When Mature: Red

Sweet Heat

A perfectly calibrated blend of sweetness and heat, with a big nutritional bonus. Red peppers boast 65% higher vitamin C than average peppers. 10" tall plants bear 3.5" x 1.5" fruit

Type: Mild Hot (235-329 SHU)
Days To Maturity: 52-56 Days
Color When Mature: Red

Zavory:

Zavory lets you enjoy the great taste of Habanero (the world’s hottest pepper) and live to tell about it. Shiny, cardinal red peppers appear in large numbers in late summer. These plants prefer soil that is constantly moist but not soaked. Harvest as soon as they ripen and watch more green to red fruits appear. 3-4 inch fruit size.

Type: Mild Hot (100 SHU)
Days To Maturity: 90 Days
Color When Mature: Red

Bell Peppers & Sweet Varieties

Big Bertha:

Plant produces good yields of 7" long by 4" wide sweet peppers. Impress your neighbors by growing a giant pepper! Plant Height: 34" tall.

Type: Sweet
Days To Maturity: 70 Days
Color When Mature: Red

Carmen (AAS Winner):

'Carmen' is an Italian bull's horne type, which refers to its elongated shape, about 6 inches long. Plants are productive with an upright, medium height of 28 to 30 inches. This plant size is perfectly adaptable to larger patio containers.

Type: Sweet
Days To Maturity: 75 Days
Color When Mature: Red

Chablis (F1):

Thick-walled and ultra-sweet, these bells look great and taste terrific. Chablis peppers are good for slicing, stuffing, and cooking. They keep their color nicely, and the super sweet flavor just gets better with a little heat.

Type: Sweet
Days To Maturity: 60 Days
Color When Mature: Red

Chocolate Beauty (F1):

Excellent for salads, stuffing, or cooking. A must for the gourmet home gardener. Disease Resistant: Tobacco Mosaic Virus.

Type: Sweet
Days To Maturity: 85 Days
Color When Mature: Chocolate Brown

Cute Stuff Red:

Apple-shaped, 3"x2-1/2" fruits are exactly the right size for fresh eating, salads and stuffing, with crunchy flesh and a sweet, summery flavor. Super-heavy yields make this variety much more than just "cute" - it's got all the right stuff!

Type: Sweet
Days To Maturity: 56 Days
Color When Mature: Red

Giant Marconi (AAS Winner)(F1):

Plant produces excellent yields of huge 8" long by 3" wide sweet peppers. Does well in extreme weather conditions. Used in salads, stir fry, roasting, or stuffed. Disease Resistant.

Type: Sweet:
Days To Maturity: 72 Days
Color When Mature: Red

Giant Italian Roaster:

Very large Italian roaster with thick, sweet flesh. Will hold length when setting in cool weather. 9-10” long x 2” wide. Resistant to PVY, TMV.

Type: Sweet
Days To Maturity: 70 Days
Color When Mature: Red

Goddess (Sweet Banana):

Strong plant produces tremendous yields of large, thick walled, and very sweet fruit. Ideal for processing and fresh market.

Type: Sweet
Days To Maturity: 65 Days
Color When Mature: Red

Karma:

Karma gets top ratings for its heavy yield, large 6- by 4-inch shape, showy dark-green-to-bright-red color, and thick walls. The new standard of excellence in bell peppers. These TMV-resistant plants reach 25 to 35 inches tall and need staking to support their huge bounty. Scrumptious juicy, sweet flavor with no aftertaste!

Type: Sweet
Days To Maturity: 68 Days
Color When Mature: Red

*Key Largo (F1)(Cubanelle):

Key Largo is the best hybrid Cubanelle pepper on the market. This hybrid Cubanelle type produces heavy yields of pale-green fruit turning bright orange-red. The thin-fleshed sweet frying peppers are 6-7" long and 2 to 2-1/2" wide at the shoulder, tapering to a blunt tip. Cubanelle pepper's medium-large plant provides good foliage cover for the fruit.

Type: Sweet
Days To Maturity: 63 Days
Color When Mature: Red

Lady Bell (F1):

Plant produces good yields of sweet bell peppers.   Excellent for salads and stuffing. It is one of the most dependable   producers of sweet peppers on the market, even in cooler climates. Disease Resistant: TMV.

Type: Sweet
Days To Maturity: 71 Days
Color When Mature: Red

Mama Mia Giallo (AAS Winner):

Mama Mia Giallo sets more than 2 dozen long, tapered peppers on every compact plant. They reach 7 to 9 inches long and weigh in at about 2 to 4 ounces each. Great for fresh eating, grilling, or roasting, these Italian sweet peppers are big on flavor and texture -- juicy, rich, and meaty. The skin peels away easily, but it is also delicious to eat.

Type: Sweet
Days To Maturity: 85 Days
Color When Mature: Golden

Orange Blaze (F1) (AAS Winner):

Orange Blaze’ is a winner for great flavor, early maturity, easy-growing personality and remarkable disease resistance. Beauteous 2-3 lobed fruits are 4” long and 1.5” wide– optimally sized for peak flavor and texture at harvest.

Type: Sweet
Days To Maturity: 65-70 Days
Color When Mature: Orange

Orange You Sweet (Hungarian Cheese):

Fruits are flattened and round, with flutes around the stem end and unlike any other mini-sweet peppers they have thick walls. The plants are suitable for garden or container growing. Harvests have a long shelf life and are the perfect shape for stuffing. They also are great for salsa, fresh eating, canning or pickling - even use them as bowls for individual dip cups.

Type: Sweet
Days To Maturity: 65-68 Days
Color When Mature: Orange

Pimento Sweet:

Thick-walled and heart-shaped, very sweet, not hot. This pepper is an ingredient in the common food eaten largely in the Southern United States--pimento cheese. Pimento cheese is good on crackers or celery. Drying these peppers produces soft, meaty pieces that are excellent when added to soups in the winter.

Type: Sweet
Days To Maturity: 90 Days
Color When Mature: Red

Pretty N’ Sweet (AAS Winner):

Pretty N Sweet is a sweet, multi-colored pepper on a compact 18” plant that is attractive to use in ornamental gardens and containers. Against the comparisons, Pretty N Sweet was earlier, more prolific (you can harvest weekly in peak season) and has a much sweeter taste with more substantial pepper walls to enjoy fresh or in your favorite pepper dish.

Type: Sweet
Days To Maturity: 60 Days
Color When Mature: Orange, Red &  Yellow

Redskin:

Expect these bells to reach 4 to 5 inches long, crowding one another on plants just 8 to 10 inches high. Pick them green or let them mature to rich red, when their vitamin content (and eye-popping good looks!) is at its peak. They are symmetrical, with three to four lobes and excellent color. Plants are so compact they grow comfortably in flowerpots and window boxes!

Type: Sweet
Days To Maturity: 80 Days
Color When Mature: Red

Revolution:

Produces large to extra-large fruit and has a strong disease package. Medium tall plants produce good yields of blocky fruit and have tolerance to phytophthora, BLS (races 1, 2, 3, 5) and CMV. Revolution peppers have been noted to have early maturity, concentrated set and good yield ability during cool growing periods.

Type: Sweet
Days To Maturity: 72 Days
Color When Mature: Red

Right On Red (Hungarian Cheese):

Fruits are flattened and round, with flutes around the stem end and unlike other mini-sweet peppers they have thick walls. The plants are suitable for garden or container growing. Harvests have a long shelf life and are the perfect shape for stuffing. They also are great for salsa, fresh eating, canning or pickling - even use them as bowls for individual dip cups.

Type: Sweet
Days To Maturity: 65-68 Days
Color When Mature: Red

Summer Sweet:

The medium to large plants offer good protection to the fruit and      intermediate resistance to BLS (races 1,2,3), TMV and PVY. Its deep blocky shaped fruit measure 3.5 in. L x 4 in. W and have smooth, thick walls.

Type: Sweet
Days To Maturity: 75 Days
Color When Mature: Bright Yellow

Sweet Sunset (AAS Winner) (F1):

Sweet Sunset is a compact banana pepper that is vigorous and sets a large amount of concentrated fruit. This high yielding X3R variety produces attractive colorful tasty peppers that are great fresh or canned.

Type: Sweet
Days To Maturity: 85-90 Days
Color When Mature: Red

Touch Down:

This variety has a very high yield potential of large to extra-large blocky fruit that mature from dark green to deep red. The fruit are smooth with thick walls and have a crisp, good flavor. Resistant to 9 races of bacterial spot. Tobacco mosaic virus resistant

Type: Sweet
Days To Maturity: 70-75 Days
Color When Mature: Red

Tricked You:

Plant produces high yields of 4" long sweet peppers. These are an improved version of the Fooled You Jalapeno peppers and they are heatless and turn from green to bright red when mature. Great stuffing pepper, for making homemade salsa, and hot sauce. Disease Resistance: Bacterial Leaf Spot.

Type: Sweet
Days To Maturity:
Color When Mature: Red

Yes On Yellow (Hungarian Cheese):

Fruits are flattened and round, with flutes around the stem end and unlike other mini-sweet peppers they have thick walls. Grow in your garden or a container. Harvests have a long shelf life and are the perfect shape for stuffing. They are also great for salsa, fresh eating, canning or pickling - even use them as bowls for individual dip cups.

Type: Sweet
Days to Maturity: 65-68 Days
Color When Mature: Yellow

 

Hot Varieties

Anaheim:

It is used in many dishes where a mild chili flavor is called for and can also be stuffed like poblanos.

Type: Mild Hot (500-2,500 SHU)
Days To Maturity: 85 Days
Color When Mature: Bright Red

Bhut Jolokia (Ghost Pepper):

Recognized as one of the world’s hottest peppers by the Guinness Book of World Records, the Bhut Jolokia (Ghost Pepper) is in a class by itself. Measured at over ONE MILLION Scoville heat units, the Bhut Jolokia is deadly hot, nearly twice as hot as the famous Red Savina. Hotter than you can imagine. Here it is by popular demand, but we strongly suggest that you proceed with caution. Fruits are 2 1/2– 3 inches in length.

Type: Very Hot (855,000 - 1,041,427 SHU)
Days To Maturity: 85-90 Days
Color When Mature: Red

Carolina Reaper:

There is nothing normal about this pepper. It was bred for heat and that it is with an average SHU of over 1.5 million and peaks at 2.2 Million SHU! Just looking at it, you know its one mean pepper. It gets this insane heat from being a cross between a Pakastani Naga and a Red Habanero. Oddly enough this pepper doesn’t just have heat, but excellent flavor as well.

Type: Very Hot (2,200,000 SHU)
Days To Maturity: 100 Days
Color When Mature: Red

Cayenne Long Slim (Joe’s Long) (HEIRLOOM):

Unbelievably long, slender Cayenne pepper. It turns bright red for homemade hot sauce and dries well for ristras and delicious dried hot pepper flakes

Type: Hot (30,000-50,000 SHU)
Days To Maturity: 75 Days
Color When Mature: Red

Cherry Bomb (F1):

Plant produces heavy yields of 1 ¾" long by 1 ¾" wide hot peppers. Peppers turn from green to red when mature. One of the best cherry hot peppers to pickle. A variety from the USA. Disease Resistant

Type: Mid Hot (2,500 - 8,000 SHU)
Days To Maturity: 75 Days
Color When Mature: Red

Cheyenne (F1):

An early hybrid cayenne. A compact vigorous plant holds the fruit well off the ground even with a heavy fruit load. Cheyenne has a concentrated fruit set that ripens from light green to red and offers excellent yield potential.

Type: Hot
Days To Maturity: 60 Days
Color When Mature: Red

*Flaming Jade (F1): (AAS Winner):(Serrano)

When you need Serrano peppers to help bring the heat to your recipes, look no further than Pepper Flaming Jade. Each plant is laden with a heavy set of large, long, firm fruit throughout the entire growing season, especially in the cooler climates of North America. Serrano peppers are great in sauces and pico de gallo as they lend an extra kick of heat compared to jalapeno peppers.

Type: Hot
Days To Maturity: 75 Days
Color When Mature: Green

Garden Salsa:

Just the right amount of heat (3,000 Scovilles) for the Mexican   sauces and fresh salsa you love! This chili pepper grows to 8 or 9 inches, with glossy green skin that will turn red if left on the plant (but is best picked green for   salsa). The fruit is skinny and succulent on plants that demonstrate excellent resistance to Tobacco Mosaic Virus.

Type: Mid Hot (3,000 SHU)
Days To Maturity: 73 Days
Color When Mature: Red

Habanero Red:

The famous 10-alarm pepper from the Caribbean. The legendary hottest of all peppers, its name means "from Havana." Habanero and its kin long ago migrated from the Caribbean Islands to Central America where they remain extremely popular today. The short, wrinkled, green fruits (1-1/2" long by 1" wide) turn orange. To complement its searing heat, Habanero has a delicious, pungent, smoky quality unlike any other pepper; many people find its flavor and aroma irresistible in sauces and salsas.

Type: Hot (150,00 -325,000 SHU)
Days To Maturity: 95 Days
Color When Mature: Red

Habanero Orange:

A producer of light green, thin, crinkled peppers which ripen to a brilliant orange-red coloration, each chile pepper is around 1½ inches long by about 1 inch across.

Type: Hot (150,000- 325,000 SHU)
Days To Maturity: 85-95 Days
Color When Mature: Orange-Red

Hungarian Wax:

Also known as Hot Banana, this banana shaped pepper matures from light yellow to orange-red. Considered medium hot with less heat than a Jalapeno. It is our most popular hot pepper variety and is   especially good for pickling.

Type: Mid Hot (5,000 - 10,000 SHU)
Days To Maturity: 70 Days
Color When Mature: Orange-Red

Jalapeno M:

Plant produces high yields of 3" long by 1" wide hot peppers (5,000 Scoville units). The dried jalapeno is known as Chipotle. Usually used when green to make salsa or pickled

Type: Mid Hot (5,000 SHU)
Days To Maturity: 85 Days
Color When Mature: Red

Mariachi (AAS Winner):

These peppers mature from green to yellow to red, and may be picked yellow with no loss of flavor or heat. They arise all over robust little 18- to 24-inch plants, demonstrating good staying power in the garden and after harvest. Chop them up into salsa and pickles, grill them, stuff them, dry them and then grind them into spice

Type: Mild Hot (500-600 SHU)
Days To Maturity: 66 Days
Color When Mature: Red

Mucho Nacho (F1):

Plant produces high yields of 3 ½" long by 1 ¼" wide hot     peppers. Peppers turns from green to red when mature. Excellent for making salsa and pickling. Plant Height: 40" tall

Type: Mid Hot (4,400 - 6,500 SHU)
Days To Maturity: 85 Days
Color When Mature: Red

Numex Joe E Parker:

Medium-tall plant; for many the most productive traditional Anaheim type. Uniform, 6-7" x 2" fruits ripen from bright green to mahogany to red, but are mostly consumed green. Southwest favorite for stuffing (chili rellenos), grilling, and roasting. The flesh is thick and crisp with a delicious mild heat and richly satisfying chili flavor.

Type: Mild Hot (800-1,000 SHU)
Days To Maturity: 95 Days
Color When Mature: Red

Numex Sandia:

A popular Southwestern chili. The pods are about 15 cm long and color from green to red. They look like the Numex Joe E. Parker, but are smaller and hotter. Excellent for drying and making chili powder.

Type: Mid Hot (6,000 - 8,000 SHU)
Days To Maturity: 80 Days
Color When Mature: Red

Semi Hot Hungarian Blocky (Medium HotBlock: 

Small compact plants bear semi-hot pale yellow bell shaped to pointed peppers that are best harvested at mature yellow stage. Good for relishes and sauces. Plants set very early and yield large, uniform peppers continuously all season long. Hybrid form yields large numbers of delicious peppers.

Type:
Days To Maturity: 65 Days
Color When Mature: Yellow

Super Chili Hybrid (F1) (AAS Winner):

Plant produces high yields of 1 ½" long by ½" wide hot peppers. Peppers grow upright in clusters, are very hot, and turn from light green to red when mature. Plant produces 3 times as many peppers than regular chili peppers. Excellent when used in Thai, Szechwan, and Asian dishes.

Type: Hot (40,000 - 50,000 SHU)
Days To Maturity: 85 Days
Color When Mature: Red

Tabasco G:

Green-leaf strain. One of the hottest ever. It is used to make the famous Tabasco Sauce. Fruits are easily harvested as they grow almost straight out from the branches. Plants grow tall producing a large quantity of 2 inch by 1/2 inch peppers.

Type: Hot
Days To Maturity: 80 Days
Color When Mature: Red

Thai Hot:

Ornamental as well as edible - if you can stand the heat. Its stocky 8-inch plants are covered with peppers that start out deep green maturing to bright red. Peppers are about 2 inches long by 1/4 inch thick and they are excellent in oriental dishes and chili.

Type: Hot (80,000 SHU)
Days To Maturity: 70 Days
Color When Mature: Red

Thai Super Chili (Thai Dragon):

Intense heat with intense flavor makes this pepper a favorite in many Asian dishes! Beautiful 2 to 3 inch Thai dragon type   peppers bear up to 300 fruits per plant. Matures to a vibrant fiery red.

Type: Hot (75,000 -100,000 SHU)
Days To Maturity: 75 Days
Color When Mature: Red

Tiburon:

The Mildly Hot, Fruity-Sweet "Ancho" Pepper! The fresh     pepper is called Poblano; the dried form is Ancho, with a raisin-like flavor combined with mild heat. The mainstay of southwestern and Latin cuisine, the Poblano pepper is the fresh form of the popular spice called Ancho pepper. And Tiburon Hybrid is just about the best Poblano available anywhere, offering huge yields of disease-resistant, extra-large, dark green to red fruit!

Type: Mild Hot (2,000 SHU)
Days To Maturity: 85 Days
Color When Mature: Red

 

Pepper Facts:

The pepper is in the botanic genus “Capsicum” and the family “Solenaceae”. It is related to the tomato, potato, tobacco, and petunia.

The pungency in hot peppers comes from an alkaloid compound called “capsaicin” which is found only in the plant genus „Capsicum‟. Pepper pungency is expressed in Scoville Heat Units. The higher the number, the hotter the pepper. The level of “heat” in a pepper fruit is a result of plant genetics and the environment. A hot pepper will be hotter if it is grown under stress such as hot weather or dry soil. About 80% of a pepper’s     capsaicin is located in the seeds and its connecting veins. Hot pepper lovers or “chili-heads” often have     feelings of pleasure and well being after eating hot peppers. Endorphins are produced by the body in response to capsaicin.