Aji (Red) #9393 (30 seeds)
Tall plants produce very hot 3 to 5-inch orange-red peppers that are generally dried into powder for use in sauces and stews. A Capsicum baccatum type with 30,000 to 50,000 Scoville units. 85 to 90 days.
Caribbean Red #9240 (30 seeds)
Seed for this habanero variety was found in the Caribbean, and then improved, resulting in a uniform, fiercely hot pepper that is way hotter than the regular orange habanero. Dried samples of Caribbean Red measured 445,000 Scoville units whereas regular habanero tested at about 260,000 Scovilles. This pepper must be used carefully, but is wonderful for salsas, marinades, and making your own hot sauce. Bright red, wrinkled fruits are about 1-1/2 inches deep and 1 inch wide and have flavor with fruity overtones. 110 days to red.
Bulgarian Carrot #9022 (30 seeds)
Beautiful, 3-1/2 inch long, bright orange peppers have the shape and color of a carrot, but are quite hot. Fruit is produced in abundance on short plants, making for quite a show in the garden. The flavor of these chiles is not only hot, it is also fruity, lending itself to use in chutneys, salsas, sauces, and even hot pepper jelly. Bulgarian heirloom variety. 67 days.
Chile de Arbol #9250 (30 seeds)
A Cayenne type of pepper with pointed pods, 2 to 3 inches long and 3/8 inches wide. They mature to dark red and are thin-fleshed. Mexican common names for this type are pico de pajaro (bird's beak), and cola de rata (rat's tail). Ranging from 15,000 to 30,000 Scoville units, they are usually ground into dry powder for red chile sauces or added to soups and stews. 80 days.
Chiltepin #9148 (20 seeds)
This is a tiny pea-shaped chile that is no more than 1/4 inch long and wide. This variety grows wild throughout Mexico and some parts of the Southwestern U.S. They are among the hottest peppers available, measuring about 100,000 Scoville units. The plants can grow to 4 feet and are capable of living for years where the climate allows. These fiery little red peppers are popular for spicing up soups and bean dishes. 95 days.
Fish Pepper #9763 (30 seeds)
Very unusual and ornamental pepper plant is variegated both on the foliage and the peppers themselves. Both leaves and fruit are striped with creamy white and green, with the peppers eventually turning orange-red. Very hot fruit, 1 to 2 in. long, was used to season fish and shellfish in the African-American communities around Baltimore and Philadelphia back in the 1930's and 1940's. Plants are attractive enough just to be used as ornamentals, but peppers are prized for use in cooking. 75 days.
Golden Greek Pepperoncini #9313 (30 seeds) This strain from Greece is somewhat rare and prized by those who want the peppers for pickling. Because they are smaller and lighter in color than the regular Pepperoncini, homemade jars of these golden peppers look more like the commercial product. Same thin-walled, slightly wrinkled shape, and mildly hot flavor as the other Pepperoncini, and the perfect addition to Greek salads. 62 days.
Lemon Drop #9193 (20 seeds)
This popular seasoning pepper from Peru has a hot, citrusy flavor and is somewhat rare outside of South America. Robust plants become covered with the 2-in. long peppers that contain very few seeds and ripen to a beautiful bright sunshine yellow. True to their name, when peppers are cut open, they release a pleasant aroma of fresh lemons. These are very hot and easily dried for storage. 90 days.
Pasilla Bajio #9340 (30 seeds)
When fresh, this pepper is called 'chilaca;' it is also known as 'chile negro.' 8 to 10 inch long cylindrical peppers are thin walled, and dark green ripening to dark brown. They have less than 250 Scoville units and are mainly used dried for their rich, smoky flavoring in sauces. Plants are tobacco mosaic virus resistant. 75-80 days.
Pimiento de Padron #9133 (30 seeds)
This pepper from Spain is traditionally used in its immature green stage, when it is picked quite small and fried in olive oil and served as an appetizer called a 'tapa.' When harvested small and green, peppers are mild, but get hotter as they grow. At full maturity, they are about 2 1/2 in. long and 1 1/4 in. wide, deep red and fiery hot. 65 days.
Serrano #9609 (30 seeds)
Very hot chile called for in many recipes. Candle-flame shaped fruit are 2-1/4 inches long, green, then red at full maturity. Borne on attractive 30 to 36 inch erect, branching plants. Suitable for salsas and sauce recipes as well as eating fresh. Vigorous bearer. 75 to 80 days.
Sport #9044 (20 seeds)
This Capsicum annum type of pepper is popular for its use as a pickled pepper to go on hot dogs and other sandwiches. It is especially well known as an essential condiment in a Chicago-style hot dog. Peppers resemble Tabasco peppers, but the Sport pepper is larger, about 1-1/2 inches long and 1/2 inch wide. They are medium-hot and produced in great abundance on sturdy plants. 75 days.