Organic Aurora Pepper (Hot) $3.25 $3.75
Seed Exchange - Stunning 1½" long fruits borne on foot-high ornamental plants, perfect for container growing. Fruits ripen from lavender to deep purple to orange and finally to red. 60-75 days from transplant. Medium hot. Organic Colorful fruits grow to 1-2 inches Plants grow to 12 inches Medium hot pepper 60-75 days from transplant 25 Seeds   Instructions - Sow seeds indoors ¼” deep. Peppers germinate best in warm soil, so gentle bottom heat may be helpful until seedlings emerge. Wait to transplant outdoors until soil is warm. Sow indoors 8 weeks before the last frost Plant 1/4" deep Germinates in 14 days Plant Rows 12-24" apart Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute based on supplier availability    
Red Habanero Pepper (Lucifer's Dream) $3.25 $3.75
Seed Exchange - (C. chinense) (aka Lucifer’s Dream) Caribbean favorite many times hotter than the jalapeño. Three-foot tall plants produce enormous yields of small rippled peppers with a characteristic fruity flavor and aroma. 90-100 days from transplant. Sizzling hot. Small, rippled, bright red fruits Plants grow to 3 feet Very hot pepper Enormous yields 90-100 days from transplant 25 Seeds   Instructions - Sow seeds indoors ¼” deep. Peppers germinate best in warm soil, so gentle bottom heat may be helpful until seedlings emerge. Wait to transplant outdoors until soil is warm. Sow indoors 8 weeks before the last frost Plant 1/4" deep Germinates in 14 days Plant Rows 12-24" apart Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute based on supplier availability
Organic Ausilio Thin Skin Italian Pepper, early 1900's Heirloom (Hot) $3.25 $3.75
Seed Exchange - This gorgeous, versatile, and delicious blocky pepper originates from Italy and is ideal for stuffing, frying, and canning, with a heat level that ranges from mild to hot. Pendant fruits measure 4 to 5 inches long by 2 to 2.5 inches wide. Its medium-thick flesh matures from green to red, and plants measure 18 to 24 inches tall. (70-80 days). This Italian family heirloom pepper was donated to Seed Savers Exchange in 2015 by Chad and Michele Ogle-Riccelli of Des Moines, Iowa. Chad's great-grandparents, Giovanni "John" Ausilio and Rachel P. Scarcello, immigrated from Italy in the early 1900s. Their daughter Theresa continues to grow the pepper, which today is at the center of the family's culinary traditions. It is used for drying, frying, stuffing, canning and making sardas (savory rolls flavored with dried peppers and sardines). ±4,200 seeds/oz When asked why the family chose to preserve this pepper and save seeds form year to year, Chad says, "As Grandma (Theresa Ausilio Riccelli) would tell you, they are her family seeds. Something that special, you love and pass on for generations to come...These peppers are part of our heritage." Organic Italian-style thin skin frying pepper Red fruits grow to 5 inches long Moderate to high heat 25 Seeds   Instructions - Sow seeds indoors ¼” deep. Peppers germinate best in warm soil, so gentle bottom heat may be helpful until seedlings emerge. Wait to transplant outdoors until soil is warm. Sow indoors 8 weeks before the last frost Plant 1/4" deep Germinates in 14 days Plant Rows 12-24" apart Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute based on supplier availability
Organic Cyklon Pepper (Hot) $3.25 $3.75
Seed Savers Exchange - Red hot Polish pepper. The well flavored tapered fruits are 5" long. Used extensively by the spice industry in Poland for drying due to its rather thin flesh. 80 days from transplant. Hot. ±4,200 seeds/oz.  Characteristics  Organic Tapered fruits grow to 5 inches long Thin flesh makes it a good drying pepper Hot pepper 80 days from transplant 25 Seeds per packet Instructions - Sow seeds indoors ¼” deep. Peppers germinate best in warm soil, so gentle bottom heat may be helpful until seedlings emerge. Wait to transplant outdoors until the soil is warm. Sow indoors 8 weeks before the last frost Plant Rows 12-24” Apart Germinates in 14 days Full Sun  Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute based on supplier availability
Organic Grandma Kirksey Pepper (Hot) $3.25 $3.75
Seed Savers Exchange - This stunning ornamental pepper makes a splash in both borders and containers. Bushy plants produce a dense canopy of dark-purple leaves and myriad small, conical peppers that ripen from purple to orange to dark red. The peppers measure about 3/4" long and stand erect on the plant; they are edible but very pungent and somewhat bitter. ‘Grandma Kirksey’ is named for Willie Jane (Pulley) Kirksey, who received the variety during the Great Depression and grew the peppers in her flower beds. 100 days to ripe fruit from transplant. Hot. Organic.  Characteristics  From the Collection for 2022 Organic Colorful fruits grow to 3/4-1 inch Bushy plants have dark purple leaves and small conical peppers Hot pepper 100 days from transplant 25 Seeds per packet Instructions - Sow seeds indoors ¼” deep. Peppers germinate best in warm soil, so gentle bottom heat may be helpful until seedlings emerge. Wait to transplant outdoors until the soil is warm. Sow indoors 8 weeks before the last frost Plant Rows 12-24” Apart Germinates in 14 days Full Sun  Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute based on supplier availability
Organic Derksen Pepper (Hot) $3.25 $3.75
Seed Savers Exchange - Short-statured plants with fruit averaging 2.3" long, 1.3" wide. Small, conical, bell-like shape fruit, green ripening to red. Medium-high heat, good flavor.  Characteristics  Organic Medium-high heat Short-statured plants Fruit averages 2.3" long by 1.3" wide 25 Seeds per packet Instructions - Sow seeds indoors ¼” deep. Peppers germinate best in warm soil, so gentle bottom heat may be helpful until seedlings emerge. Wait to transplant outdoors until the soil is warm. Sow indoors 8 weeks before the last frost Plant Rows 12-24” Apart Germinates in 14 days Full Sun  Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute based on supplier availability
Organic Georgia Flame Pepper (Hot) $3.25 $3.75
Seed Savers Exchange - A piquant pepper from the Republic of Georgia, up to eight inches long, with thick, crunchy flesh. Two-foot high plants produce copious amounts of fruit throughout the season. An excellent salsa pepper. 90 days from transplant. Hot. ±3,800 seeds/oz. Characteristics  Organic Fruits grow to 8 inches Thick, crunchy flesh Excellent salsa pepper Very productive throughout the season Hot pepper 90 days from transplant 25 Seeds per packet Instructions - Sow seeds indoors ¼” deep. Peppers germinate best in warm soil, so gentle bottom heat may be helpful until seedlings emerge. Wait to transplant outdoors until the soil is warm. Sow indoors 8 weeks before the last frost Plant Rows 12-24” Apart Germinates in 14 days Full Sun  Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute based on supplier availability
Joe's Long Cayenne Pepper (Hot) $3.25 $3.75
Seed Savers Exchange - Heavy yields of finger-width, thin-walled red peppers are great for fresh eating or drying and grow up to 12" long. Originally from Calabria, Italy, this variety circulated through the Italian-Canadian seed saving community in Toronto before being sent to Joe Sestito in Troy, New York. It was introduced to Seed Savers Exchange in 1996 by longtime member Dr. Carolyn Male. 85 days from transplant. Hot.  Characteristics  Hot pepper Great for fresh eating or drying Highly productive Thin red fruits grow to 12 inches 85 days from transplant 50 Seeds per packet Instructions - Sow seeds indoors ¼” deep. Peppers germinate best in warm soil, so gentle bottom heat may be helpful until seedlings emerge. Wait to transplant outdoors until the soil is warm. Sow indoors 8 weeks before the last frost Plant Rows 12-24” Apart Germinates in 14 days Full Sun  Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute based on supplier availability
Fatalii Hot Pepper Heirloom (Hot Pepper) $3.25 $3.75
The Living Seed Company - This Habanero-type heirloom originated from the Central African Republic.  Delicious citrus flavor and few seeds.  Golden-orange, three inch long fruits on very sturdy plants.  Grow in a pot and overwinter inside. 250,000 - 300,000 Scoville heat units. Orange fruits grow to 4 inches Excellent flavor Highly productive Heavy yields Hot Pepper: 250,000-300,000 Scoville heat units 90 days from transplant 25 Seeds   Instructions - Sow seeds indoors ¼” deep. Peppers germinate best in warm soil, so gentle bottom heat may be helpful until seedlings emerge. Wait to transplant outdoors until soil is warm. Sow indoors 8 weeks before the last frost Plant 1/4" deep Germinates in 14 days Plant Rows 12-24" apart Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute based on supplier availability
Maule's Red Hot Pepper $3.25 $3.75
Seed Savers Exchange - Introduced in 1903 by the William Henry Maule seed company of Philadelphia. Vivid red 10" long cayenne-type peppers are great for hot sauce or dried red pepper flakes. High-yielding plants produce well even in northern areas. 80 days from transplant. Hot. ±4,200 seeds/oz. Characteristics  Fruits grow to 10 inches Fruits mature from green to vivid red Good production even in northern areas Hot pepper 80 days from transplant 25 Seeds per packet Instructions - Sow seeds indoors ¼” deep. Peppers germinate best in warm soil, so gentle bottom heat may be helpful until seedlings emerge. Wait to transplant outdoors until the soil is warm. Sow indoors 8 weeks before the last frost Plant Rows 12-24” Apart Germinates in 14 days Full Sun  Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute based on supplier availability
Aji Cristal Pepper (Hot) $3.25 $3.75
Seed Savers Exchange - Pepper species are native to the Americas and have been cultivated for thousands of years. The Spanish and Portuguese brought them back to Europe and to their colonies in Africa and Asia. From there peppers continued to spread and develop. The chemical in hot peppers that causes a burning sensation is known as capsaicin and can be found in the highest concentration in the white pith around the seeds. Characteristics  Fruits ripen from light green to reddish-orange Waxy fruits grow to 3-4 inches Plants grow to 3 feet Hot pepper 50 Seeds per packet Instructions - Sow seeds indoors ¼” deep. Peppers germinate best in warm soil, so gentle bottom heat may be helpful until seedlings emerge. Wait to transplant outdoors until the soil is warm. Sow indoors 8 weeks before the last frost Plant Rows 12-24” Apart Germinates in 14 days Full Sun  Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute based on supplier availability
Bulgarian Carrot Pepper $3.25 $3.75
Seed Savers Exchange - Eighteen-inch plants produce abundant crops of 3" long fruits that ripen to yellow-orange, quite hot yet fruity. Crunchy flesh adds color and sizzle to chutneys and salsas. Excellent when roasted. 70-80 days from transplant. Hot. ±4,500 seeds/oz. Characteristics  Orange fruits grow to 3 inches Excellent when roasted Plants grow to 18 inches Hot pepper 70-80 days from transplant 50 Seeds per packet Instructions - Sow seeds indoors ¼” deep. Peppers germinate best in warm soil, so gentle bottom heat may be helpful until seedlings emerge. Wait to transplant outdoors until the soil is warm. Sow indoors 8 weeks before the last frost Plant Rows 12-24” Apart Germinates in 14 days Full Sun  Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute based on supplier availability
Jalapeno (Traveler Strain) Pepper (Hot) $3.25 $3.75
Seed Exchange - From SSE member Larry Pierce of Cabool, Missouri. Named Traveler because Larry carried this seed with him when he moved to Oklahoma, Wyoming, and then Missouri. Sturdy plants covered in cylindrical fruits that average 3" long. Fruits ripen from green to bright red. 70-90 days from transplant. Hot. Characteristics:  Best-selling hot pepper Cylindrical fruits grow to 3 inches Peppers ripen from green to bright red Hot pepper 70-90 days from transplant 25 Seeds Instructions - Sow seeds indoors ¼” deep. Peppers germinate best in warm soil, so gentle bottom heat may be helpful until seedlings emerge. Wait to transplant outdoors until soil is warm. Sow indoors 8 weeks before the last frost Plant 1/4" deep Germinates in 14 days Plant Rows 12-24" apart Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute based on supplier availability
Organic Ralph Thompson's Squash Pepper, Heirloom (Hot) $3.25 $3.75
Seed Savers Exchange - Donated to SSE by Hugh and Barbara Havercamp. Passed down from Barbara’s father, Ralph Mead Thompson of Woburn, MA. Originally from Italian immigrants who came to Boston as indentured servants. Red fruit, saucer shaped with strong ribbing. Highly productive. Sweet flavor with medium-high heat. 80-90 days from transplant. Medium hot. Characteristics: Organic Red fruit is saucer shaped with strong ribbing Highly productive Mild to medium hot pepper 80-90 days from transplant 25 Seeds Instructions - Sow seeds indoors ¼” deep. Peppers germinate best in warm soil, so gentle bottom heat may be helpful until seedlings emerge. Wait to transplant outdoors until soil is warm. Sow indoors 8 weeks before the last frost Plant 1/4" deep Germinates in 14 days Plant Rows 12-24" apart Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute based on supplier availability
Organic McMahon's Texas Bird Pepper (Hot) $3.25 $3.75
Seed Savers Exchange - Samuel Brown of San Antonio, TX sent Thomas Jefferson seeds of this pepper in 1812 and 1813. Jefferson shared it with Philadelphia nurseryman Bernard McMahon. Tiny lustrous red bird peppers borne on decorative 12" plants. Native to southwest Texas. Ideal for container growing; plants can be overwintered indoors. 90 days from transplant. Medium hot. Characteristics  Organic Tiny red fruits resemble cranberries Plants grow to 12 inches Medium hot pepper 90 days from transplant 25 Seeds per packet Instructions - Sow seeds indoors ¼” deep. Peppers germinate best in warm soil, so gentle bottom heat may be helpful until seedlings emerge. Wait to transplant outdoors until the soil is warm. Sow indoors 8 weeks before the last frost Plant Rows 12-24” Apart Germinates in 14 days Full Sun  Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute based on supplier availability
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