This list is divided into three parts: Sweet Peppers, Mild Peppers and Hot Peppers.
The list below will include all the varieties we will be carrying this spring (2023). However, we don’t necessarily have all the varieties available at once. If you have your heart set on a certain variety, please call (303) 939-9403 before your visit to make sure it’s in stock.
Days to maturity (Days) – the approximate number of days from date of transplanting to date when crop begins to be ready to harvest.
Open Pollinated – A variety from which it is possible to collect and save seed that will produce plants with the same qualities and traits as the ‘mother’ plant. Care must, of course, be taken to prevent unintended cross-pollination from another variety. All heirloom varieties are open-pollinated. There are varieties that were originally developed as F1 hybrids, but through the patient efforts of gardeners, seed growers and breeders, have been selected and re-selected until a ‘stable’ hybrid has been achieved, transforming the hybrid into an open-pollinated variety. Some examples are Gypsy pepper, Gold Nugget tomato.
Heirloom – An old variety that owes its present availability to the seed-saving efforts of gardeners (rather than commercial seed growers), often for many generations. All heirloom varieties are open-pollinated.
Scoville Scale- Where we have the information we show the range on the Scoville Scale, which ranges from 0 SHU for a Bell Pepper to 800,000 to 1,001,300 SHU for a Ghost Pepper. Growing conditions will influence how hot your peppers turn out.