Chile and Sweet Pepper Plants
We offer 500 varieties of Chile and Sweet Pepper Plants! About our Plants
Available in spring, shipping April through mid June. Ordering Info
Pepper Nomenclature Key
Pepper Heat Levels
Mild = less than 2500 Scoville units
Medium = 2500 to 10,000 Scoville units
Hot = 10,000 to 50,000 Scoville units
Very Hot = 50,000 to 350,000 Scoville units
Extremely Hot = 350,000 to 900,000 Scoville units
Super Hot = 900,000 or more Scoville units
Botanically speaking, the Genus of Chiles/Peppers is CAPSICUM. There are 5 domesticated species of Capsicum:
C.annuum = Capsicum annuum. A very large grouping, including bells, jalapenos, ancho/poblanos.
C.baccatuum = Capsicum baccatuum. These generally are the Andean varieties
C.chinense = Capsicum chinense. The fiery hot habaneros, and usually more tropical in nature
C.frutescens = Capsicum frutescens. The well known Tabasco.
C.pubescens = Capsicum pubescens. Canario, Manzano, Locoto, Rocoto. Many names for a unique pepper.
All Capsicums are edible.
Early = 60-70 days
Mid = 70-80 days
Late = 80-90 days
Very Late = 90+ days
Extremely Late = 120+ days