Plant starts should be ordered in March for best availability, and picked up in late May or very early June. Tomatoes, Eggplants, Basil, and other starts are also available. For details, see Plant starts, or the brochure.
New Ace bell pepper
(Fedco/Maine) – Hybrid – 62 days – Green-to-Red bell pepper
This is the earliest, most reliable bell pepper I’ve grown, I’ve grown it for some years now. Medium size peppers turning red when mature. Hard to find variety.
King of the North bell pepper
(SSE/Iowa) – OP – 70 days – Green-to-Red bell pepper
Large, beautiful lobed fruits. Cold tolerant. My favorite bell pepper. These kept ripening to red under a tarp outside in the garden in November in Ashland.
(Abundant Life/Cottage Grove) – OP – 75-80 days
Like a small, thick-walled, extra-sweet bell pepper. Prolific, smooth barely lobed and perfect, ripen early to a bright red. Very sweet thick walled little peppers. I eat them all right off the plant.
Orange Sun Bell pepper
(Nichols/Albany) – OP – 80 days -Green-to-orange bell pepper
Large, ripening-to-orange bell pepper that actually ripens in this climate, with a delicious tangy flavor. Organic seed.
Peguis is no longer available in retail quantities; Jalapeno Gigantia is the substitute
Jalapeno Gigantia Jalapeño
(Nichols/Albany) – Hybrid – 68 days – Extra large jalapeño, thick-walled, medium hot.
OP – 65 days – The basic jalapeño, earlier than most. I’ve grown this for years, reliable if not terribly impressive.
ANAHEIM/LONG GREEN CHILIS
NuMex Big Jim
(Nichols/Albany) OP – Very large, long, Anaheim type peppers, medium Hot. We peel and make green chile relish, I can never get enough.
OTHER HOT PEPPERS
Long Red Narrow Cayenne
(Fedco/Maine) – OP – long thin cayenne, good for drying. I tend to get mixed up between long thin cayenne, long slim cayenne, and long skinny-or-whatever-they-come-up-w ith-next cayenne. If you have strong opinions or preferences please let me know!
All peppers are grown from commercial seed which is true to type (hopefully… but things happen). If you come across anything that doesn’t seem right, please let me know! I only grow a few of any variety myself, so I can’t always detect rare problems. Many years ago a Sheepnose, from Territorial’s commercial seed, was part Jalapeno – not something I enjoyed taking a bite of one morning…
Peppers are temperamental in spring in Oregon. You should plant out fairly late when the soil is warmer and the nights less chilly — temperatures under about 50 degrees can permanently stunt growth. I always use a row cover/shade cloth to give them some protection for the first few weeks.