Each year Johnny's trials hundreds of peppers from our own breeding program as well as those of cooperators in the US and overseas. Selected for flavor, appearance, and adaptability, we add only the best-performing varieties. We include sweet bells of every size and color, peppers bred for greenhouse production, and an assortment of sweet specialty types, including Japanese shishito, Italian bull's horn/corno di toro, pimento, snack, banana, and others. Our hot peppers include habanero, cayenne, cherry, paprika, padron, and a number of hot Southwestern types, including jalapeno, Anaheim/NuMex, Fresno, Santa Fe, serrano, and ancho/poblano peppers.
Open-pollinated jalapeno with more skin checking than our hybrids.
Medium-large, blocky dark-green bell ripens to yellow/orange.
Blocky, dark-green bell ripens to yellow/orange.
Super-hot! Pungent habanero for fresh, dried use, and "jerk" sauces.
Best-tasting and beautiful Italian frying pepper, bred by Johnny's.
Best-tasting Italian frying pepper.
Famous Spanish heirloom, eaten as tapas (appetizers) in Spain.
Famous Spanish heirloom.
High-quality open-pollinated bell for Northern growers.
Open pollinated bell for Northern growers.
Rich chocolate-brown with remarkable earliness and cold tolerance.
Rich chocolate-brown bell pepper.
Sweet heart-shaped pepper, partners with Aura and Glow for tasty trio.
Sweet, cone-shaped peppers.
Attractive, very sweet, half-size version of corno di toro Escamillo.
Half-size corno di toros.
Early and sweet mini bell, partners well with Eros for beautiful duo.
Early, sweet, mini bell.
Early Anaheim bred by Johnny's for good productivity in cooler areas.
Early and adaptable Anaheim.
Gold fruit, makes delicious and colorful trio with Lipstick and Glow.
Golden yellow fruits turn from green to yellow to gold at full maturity.
Widely adapted, productive in cool weather; prettiest pickled peppers.
Widely adapted and productive, even in cool weather.
Magnificent fruits; earlier, more productive than regular habaneros.
Earlier and more productive than regular habaneros.
Equally easy-to-grow, bright-orange partner to Aura and Lipstick.
Bright orange partner to Aura and Lipstick is equally easy to grow and rounds out the trio.
Specialty pimento cheese pepper with thick, sweet, delicious flesh.
Specialty pimento cheese pepper.