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.
Best-tasting and beautiful Italian frying pepper, bred by Johnny's.
Best-tasting Italian frying pepper.
Open-pollinated jalapeno with more skin checking than our hybrids.
High-quality open-pollinated bell for Northern growers.
Open pollinated bell for Northern growers.
Sweet heart-shaped pepper, partners with Aura and Glow for tasty trio.
Sweet, cone-shaped peppers.
Widely adapted, productive in cool weather; prettiest pickled peppers.
Widely adapted and productive, even in cool weather.
Medium-large, blocky dark-green bell ripens to yellow/orange.
Blocky, dark-green bell ripens to yellow/orange.
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.
Early Anaheim bred by Johnny's for good productivity in cooler areas.
Early and adaptable Anaheim.
Super-hot! Pungent habanero for fresh, dried use, and "jerk" sauces.
Perfect golden-yellow partner for Carmen, also bred by Johnny's.
Large, golden yellow corno di toro type.
Famous Spanish heirloom, eaten as tapas (appetizers) in Spain.
Famous Spanish heirloom.
Specialty pimento cheese pepper with thick, sweet, delicious flesh.
Specialty pimento cheese pepper.
Gold fruit, makes delicious and colorful trio with Lipstick and Glow.
Golden yellow fruits turn from green to yellow to gold at full maturity.
Magnificent fruits; earlier, more productive than regular habaneros.
Earlier and more productive than regular habaneros.
Sweet and flavorful mini-sized peppers, perfect for a healthy snack.
Sweet and flavorful orange snack peppers.
High yielding 'Red Rocket' and ristra-type cayenne.
High yielding Red Rocket and Ristra-type cayenne.
Rich chocolate-brown with remarkable earliness and cold tolerance.
Rich chocolate-brown bell pepper.
Attractive, very sweet, half-size version of corno di toro Escamillo.
Half-size corno di toros.