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    
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 Black Hungarian Pepper Rare Heirloom (Mildly Hot Pepper) $3.25 $3.75
The Living Seed Company - This pepper is a real beauty!  And tasty too!  Mildly hot jalapeño shaped shaped peppers ripen green to black and finally deep red.   Delicious flavor.  Wonderful purple flowers and dark green foliage with purple veins make this a wonderful edible ornamental.  Relatively rare. Orange fruits grow to 4 inches Excellent flavor Highly productive Heavy yields 60-70 days from transplant 2500 Scoville Heat Level (Mildy Hot) 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. Harvest with scissors! 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
Jimmy Nardello's Pepper, pre 1887 Heirloom (Sweet) $3.25 $3.75
Our supply is running low and more is on backorder. It can take up to 3-4 weeks to receive shipments. If you'd like it, please order it and we will ship it to you when it arrives. If this is part of a larger order, we will ship you what is in stock.  Seed Savers Exchange - Dependable and delicious, these fire-engine-red peppers were given to Seed Savers Exchange by Jimmy Nardello, whose mother brought the seeds to the United States when she emigrated with her husband, Guiseppe, from the Basilicata region of Italy in 1887. One of the best peppers for frying, with a mild, spicy flavor. Productive plants are loaded with glossy-red 10"-long peppers. Plants may have to be staked. An SSE staff favorite. 80-90 days from transplant. Sweet. Characteristics:  Very productive Excellent frying pepper Sweet pepper 50 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 the 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
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
Chervena Chushka Pepper (Sweet) $3.25 $3.75
Seed Savers Exchange - (aka Chervena Chujski) Bulgarian pepper traditionally used for roasting; also delicious eaten fresh. The flesh is sugary sweet. Robust plants produce large tapered fruits measuring 2" wide by 6" long. Fruits ripen from green to brown to vivid red. 85 days from transplant. Sweet. Characteristics  Tapered red fruits grow to 6 inches long Sturdy plants Sweet pepper 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
Organic Quadrato Asti Giallo Pepper $3.25 $3.75
Seed Savers Exchange - Large blocky bell pepper from Italy. Green peppers ripen very slowly to golden-yellow. Thick crisp flesh with delicious sweet spicy flavor when either green or yellow. 70-80 days from transplant. Sweet.  Characteristics  Organic Large blocky bell pepper Delicious sweet-spicy flavor Ripens very slowly to golden yellow Thick flesh is flavorful at any stage Sweet pepper 70-80 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 Hinkelhatz Pepper (Hot) $3.25 $3.75
Seed Savers Exchange - Cultivated by the Pennsylvania Dutch since the mid-1880s; name translates as “chicken heart.” Traditionally used for pickling and making pepper vinegar. Small fruits (¾" wide by 1-2" long) ripen from green to glossy red. 80-90 days from transplant. Hot. ±5,600 seeds/oz. Characteristics  Organic Fruits grow to 1-2 inches long Fruits ripen from green to glossy red Hot pepper 80-90 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
Organic Feher Ozon Paprika Pepper (Sweet) $3.25 $3.75
Seed Savers Exchange - Originated in Hungary. All-around excellent paprika pepper for quality and performance. Extremely productive plants produce 3" by 4-5" long fruits that have exceptionally sweet flesh, up to 12 fruits per plant. 80-85 days from transplant. Sweet. ±5,000 seeds/oz.  Characteristics  Fruits ripen from white to orange to red Fruits grow to 5 inches Excellent paprika pepper Dwarf plant Sweet pepper 80-85 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 Italia Pepper (Sweet) $3.25 $3.75
Seed Savers Exchange - This Corno-di-toro (“horn of the bull”) type of sweet pepper earned high marks from Seed Savers Exchange staff at a 2014 tasting at our Heritage Farm headquarters. Curved, tapered fruit mature from green to red, have thin walls and taste very sweet (not hot). Erect plants grow 14-28" tall and have sparse branching, green leaves, and stem with light-purple nodes and white flowers. Mature fruit reach 5-7"" long and 1.5-3"" wide. Introduced in 1987 by Johnny’s Selected Seeds of Albion, Maine, this variety has been shared within the SSE Yearbook Exchange community ever since. 70-80 days from transplant. Sweet. Organic. Characteristics  Organic Sweet, Corno-di-toro ("horn of the bull") type pepper Fruits grow to 5 - 7 inches long and 1.5 - 3" wide. Sweet. New for 2021 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 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
Marconi Red Pepper (Sweet) $3.25 $3.75
Seed Savers Exchange - Prolific Italian variety prized for its gigantic sweet red fruits. Delicious 12" long peppers are excellent eaten fresh or fried. 70-90 days from transplant. Sweet.  Characteristics  Organic Huge, sweet red fruits grow to 12 inches long Excellent eaten fresh or fried Sweet pepper 70-90 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
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
Organic Yellow Peru Pepper (Hot) $3.25 $3.75
Seed Exchange - The piercing heat of this late-maturing pepper is worth the wait, and its deliciously fruity, sweet, and citrus-y flavor and excellent crunch only add to its enjoyment. The highly branched, leafy plants produce light-yellow, finger-shaped fruits with creases and folds. The fruits grow 3-3 ½" long on plants that reach up to 3' tall. 100-120 days. Organic Hot Fruity, sweet, and citrus-y flavor Finger shaped fruits Fruits grow 3-3 1/2" 100-120 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 Shishito Pepper (Sweet) $3.25 $3.75
Seed Savers Exchange - Compact, bushy plants produce an abundance of 3.5-4"" wrinkled fruits over an extended period. When eaten in the green stage, as is traditional in Japan, peppers are incredibly crunchy with just a hint of heat. When red, the fruits are sweet and slightly hotter but not as crunchy. Perfect for frying, this Japanese heirloom’s fruits are usually mild, but an occasional pepper (about one in 10) is hot. Kitazawa Seed Company played an instrumental role in introducing ‘Shishito’ to the United States seed trade; Seed Savers Exchange acquired the variety in the 1980s from the Urban Farmerseed company of Convent Station, N.J. 80 days from transplant. Sweet with an occasional hot pepper. Organic.  Characteristics  Organic Japanese heirloom is highly productive Fruits grow to 3.5 to 4 inches Very crunchy when green, slightly hotter when ripe Sweet with occasional hot pepper New for 2021 From the Collection 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
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