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SWEET PEPPERS

Description:

It used to be that bell peppers were available almost solely as green peppers. Then came the rainbow of fascinating colors: green, white, yellow, red, orange, and chocolate brown. Bell peppers are being hailed as a superfood, low in calories, high in flavor, and Vitamins A, C, and other nutrients. Bell peppers need temperatures above 60 degrees Fahrenheit to grow well.

Harvest Tips:

Use a sharp knife or pruning shears to cut off fruits when they are full size or later when they are fully colored. Not all immature fruits are green. Some varieties develop creamy yellow, lilac, or purple fruits in their immature stages. Mature fruits are sweeter than immature ones, but allowing fruits to mature sends a signal to the plant to stop producing new fruits, so overall yields will be less the more fruits you allow to mature.

Uses:

Delicious in salads, stir-fries, soups, stews, and roasted or grilled.

Varieties: Better Belle, Blushing Beauty, California Wonder, Golden California Wonder, Keystone, Orange Bell, Purple Beauty, Red Beauty, Sweet Banana, Sweet Rainbow Mix

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOT PEPPERS

Description:

Fiery hot peppers are easy plants to grow in great variety. There are many different types, each bearing fruits with varying degrees of heat. The plants take up little space, so plant several and decide which you like best. (They're excellent in containers -- and attractive!) While the variety of hot pepper is the biggest determinant of spiciness, weather and stress also play roles. Plants suffering from water or nutrient stress produce fewer but hotter peppers. Cool, cloudy weather makes peppers less hot.

Harvest Tips:

Use a sharp knife or pruning shears to cut off fruits when they are full size or later when they are fully colored. Wear gloves when harvesting and handling hot peppers to protect your hands and face from capsaicin, the chemical compound that makes peppers hot. Avoid touching your face (especially your eyes) when handling hot peppers.

Uses:

Use in ethnic dishes, use sparingly raw- they have a zing!

Varieties: Big Chili, Ghost, Habanero, Jalapeno, Jalapeno Grand, Kung Pao, Poblano Tasy, Red Long Cayenne, Thai Dragon, Tobasco, Trinidad Scorpion, Tobasco

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Not all varieties available at all locations- please call to check availability.

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