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
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
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 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 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
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
Buran Pepper (Sweet) $3.25 $3.75
Seed Savers Exchange - Sweet and productive Polish pepper. Two-foot tall plants produce 4" long bell fruits with 3 lobes. Sweet even when green, sure to be a favorite. Does well in dry areas. 90 days from transplant. Sweet. ±4,500 seeds/oz. Characteristics  Fruits are sweet, even when green Fruits grow to 3-lobed, 4 inch long bells Plants grow to 2 feet Sweet pepper 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
Orange Bell Pepper (Sweet) $3.25 $3.75
Seed Savers Exchange - The best-tasting orange bell pepper we have grown. Given to SSE by member Alex Heklar in 1989. Blocky 4" bell peppers have thick walls and excellent flavor. Heavy yielding. Can also be eaten green. 90 days from transplant. Sweet. ±4,000 seeds/oz. Characteristics  Orange bell-shaped fruits grow to 4 inches Excellent flavor Highly productive Heavy yields Sweet pepper 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
Bull Nose Bell Pepper (Sweet) $3.25 $3.75
Seed Savers Exchange - Likely introduced to North America in the 1700s. In 1812, Thomas Jefferson recorded Bull Nose peppers in his garden calendar at Monticello. Crisp fruits ripen from green to red with an excellent flavor. Productive, sturdy plants. 55-80 days from transplant. Sweet. ±3,600 seeds/oz. Characteristics  Fruits ripen to red Excellent flavor Productive, sturdy plants Sweet pepper 55-80 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
Organic Apple Pepper (Sweet) $3.25 $3.75
Seed Savers Exchange - The broad-shouldered, conical, wildly sweet peppers of this prolific variety reach 3" in length and ripen to all red on sturdy 24" plants. Seed Savers Exchange member Ron Thuma has grown it faithfully since 1993, when he obtained the pepper from Johnny’s Selected Seeds for trial. 80 days from transplant. Sweet. Characteristics  Organic Sweet 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
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Organic Alma Paprika Pepper (Sweet) $3.25 $3.75
Seed Savers Exchange - Highly productive plants are loaded with thick-walled cherry-type peppers. One of the best varieties for drying and grinding for paprika, or for fresh eating. Ripens from cream-white to orange to red. 70-80 days from transplant. Mildly peppery and very sweet. ±4,100 seeds/oz. Characteristics  Organic Cherry type fruits ripen from cream-white to orange to red Fruits are thick-walled The sweet, mildly peppery flavor Highly productive 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 Napoleon Sweet Pepper $3.25 $3.75
Seed Exchange - Eight-inch elongated bells are as mild as apples. Fruits stand upright on 2' plants and ripen from green to red. Best used when green or just turning to red. Productive large pepper that bears consistently until frost. Early large pepper; great for stuffing. 70-90 days from transplant. Sweet. Characteristics: Organic Fruits grow to 8 inches Best used when green or slightly red Great for stuffing Sweet 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 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
Organic Miniature Yellow Bell Pepper (Sweet) $3.25 $3.75
Seed Savers Exchange - Short stocky plants covered with lovely 2" long miniature bell peppers with an excellent fresh flavor. A friend gave the yellow and red versions to SSE member Lucina Cress of Ohio. She stuffed the peppers with cabbage and pickled and canned them to sell at her church bazaar. Great for salads. 90 days from transplant. Sweet. ±4,400 seeds/oz  Characteristics  Organic Fruits grow to 2 inches Plants are stocky and short Sweet pepper 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 Shishito Pepper (Sweet) $2.95 $3.25
We have Seed Savers Exchange Shishito in stock at the moment - Organic Shishito Pepper (Sweet) (fireflyfarmandmercantile.com) High Mowing Organic Seeds -Small, mild Japanese pepper for roasting, pan-frying and grilling. Thin walls blister and char easily when roasted or grilled, taking on rich flavor that is delicious with coarse salt and lemon juice (or with a splash of soy sauce). The occasional fruit will display heat. Typically harvested and used green, but eventually turns orange and red with sweeter flavor. Prolific! Organic and Open Pollinated Eat fresh Mild but can be hot from time to time Harvest in 60-75 days from transplant Hot pepper 1/64 ounce (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 18-36" apart Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute based on supplier availability    
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