Here are a couple novel recipes from classically trained, NY Times Bestseller chef Frank Giglio using two of our newer Johnny's-bred varieties.
Written by our research team, this reference contains the essential information for growing greenhouse from seed. Read more for a successful harvest!
This year we’ve expanded our line of hot peppers for a diversity of markets—from Anaheim to Cayenne, Fresno to Ghost, Habanero and Jalapeño, here is a compendium of 10 types that bring the heat, with notes on the Scoville Heat Unit scale, along with origin, growing, and culinary features.
A full-color, downloadable, printable (PDF) version of our Bell Pepper Variety Comparison Chart.
Johnny's Greenhouse Bell Pepper Production Tech Sheet includes information on production in a greenhouse or other protective structure such as a hoophouse or high tunnel, whether high- or low-tech. The introduction discusses bell peppers as a greenhouse crop in relation to other fruiting crops, choosing vegetative versus generative growth habits in the type of bell pepper varieties grown to match the type of structure in which it will be grown, and notes on trellising. Instructions are provided for seed sowing and propagation; fertility requirements; pruning in relation to stem number; transplanting and spacing of seedlings to accommodate temperature and density requirements of stem count; climate considerations; trellising and pruning techniques; pests and diseases; harvest; and storage requirements.
Use our Cayenne Pepper Variety Comparison Chart to review appearance and key distinguishing characteristics for Johnny's line of cayenne peppers. Criteria listed include Part #, Variety Name, Fruit Length and Width, Color, Use, and Heat Level.
A technical guide to the production of field-grown peppers of a variety of types, with specific information on how to grow peppers successfully in an outdoor/field setting. Aspects covered here include site selection; starting your plants; optional cold treatment; transplanting; optional trellising; row cover; diseases; pests; other issues; harvest; storage; and additional resources.
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Written by our research team, this reference contains the essential information for growing peppers from seed. Read more for a successful harvest!
Johnny's introduces two new AAS-winning Corno di Toro peppers, Escamillo & Cornito Giallo, classically bred by Janika Eckert.
A learning resource page for our webinar on Peppers: Mostly Sweet with a Touch of Heat. Johnny's pepper pros introduce our award-winning pepper breeding and trialing program, key distinguishing characteristics to look for, our assortment rationale, and a few faves.
Trellising plants, such as tomatoes and peppers, eliminates fruit-to-soil contact, improves plant health, and can increase marketable yields. Higher-quality and easier-to-pick fruit translates into increased grower profits in the marketplace. The most common crops that basket-weave trellising is used for are tomatoes and peppers. Trellised plants remain upright, are easier to irrigate and harvest, and allow for more effective coverage should spraying become necessary. Trellising also promotes better air circulation that lowers humidity, allowing for more rapid drying following dew, showers, irrigation, or application of sprays...
Simply roast 'Baron' on the grill, stovetop, or in the oven until the skin blackens, remove skin by placing them in a paper bag for a few minutes, peel, and stuff. If you’re looking for a great, flat, grilling Poblano/Ancho pepper, give 'Baron' a try.