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Fruits grown from our hot pepper varieties, including a bright mix of reds, oranges, greens, and yellows.
Hot Peppers
Hot peppers (also called chili peppers) come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and flavors. The level of intensity — from mild to mouth-blistering super-hot peppers — is measured using the Scoville scale; the higher the number, the hotter the pepper. Johnny's shorthand for heat scale is 1 to 5 small pepper symbols. Hot peppers are an essential ingredient in specialty and ethnic cuisines, eaten fresh or dried, or fashioned into decorative ristras. Johnny's varieties are selected on the basis of flavor, earliness, productivity, and adaptability in all categories: Anaheim/NuMex (also called hatch), anchos/poblanos, cayenne chile, Fresno, habanero, jalapeno, Santa Fe, serrano, and other hot specialty peppers. Select from conventional and organic hot pepper seeds.
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Black Magic Hot Peppers
Extra-dark with traditional checking.
New! Extra-dark with traditional checking.
65 green; 85 red ripe
Large, highly adaptable poblano ideal for chile rellenos.
Highly adaptable, large-fruited poblano pepper.
65 green; 85 red ripe
Big, smooth, dark-green fruits.
High yielding, continuous set type.
72 green; 82 red ripe
Best combination of earliness and yield in a jalapeno.
Best combination of earliness and yield in a jalapeno.
67 green; 90 red ripe
AAS (All-America Selections) Winners
Red Ember Hot Peppers
Our most versatile and flavorful cayenne.
Our most versatile and flavorful cayenne.
55 green; 75 red ripe
Big, smooth, dark green fruits.
Big, smooth, dark green fruits.
70 green; 93 red ripe
Extra-early hybrid habanero; good yields in North, short-season areas.
Extra-early hybrid habanero.
67 green; 87 orange ripe
Easier to harvest, large-fruited serrano.
Large-fruited serrano.
57 green; 77 red ripe
Open-pollinated jalapeño with more skin checking than our hybrids.
Open-pollinated jalapeño.
60 green; 80 red ripe
Super-hot! Pungent habanero for fresh, dried use, and "jerk" sauces.
Extraordinary heat combined with fruity, citrus notes.
80 green; 100 orange ripe
Authentic Korean drying pepper.
Authentic Korean drying pepper.
75 green; 95 red ripe
Large, widely adapted Anaheim with thick walls.
Widely adapted Anaheim.
65 green; 85 red ripe
Widely adapted, productive in cool weather; prettiest pickled peppers.
Widely adapted and productive, even in cool weather.
58 pale yellow; 83 red ripe
Johnny's Exclusive
Capperino Hot Peppers
Perfect-size hot cherry for stuffing, great for pickling, processing.
Hot cherry for stuffing and pickling.
60 green; 85 red ripe
Famous Spanish heirloom, eaten as tapas (appetizers) in Spain.
Famous Spanish heirloom.
60 Days
AAS (All-America Selections) Winners
Flaming Flare Hot Peppers
Widely-adapted, thin-walled Fresno with very good, mildly hot flavor.
Widely adapted Fresno pepper.
67 green; 77 red ripe
High-yielding traditional serrano type.
High-yielding serrano.
57 green; 77 red ripe
Big, thick-walled paprika-type frying pepper with moderate pungency.
Thick-walled frying pepper.
62 green; 82 red ripe
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