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Chiles
Capsicum annuum Chile pepper plant seeds
Capsicum - Full sun; plant height 18-36in.; plant maturity: average 80 days from seed

Legend has it that a red hot chile, like a rattlesnake, is easy to identify: the more flame-shaped and red the fruit, the hotter the pepper, but we have discovered, sometimes painfully, that this is not always the case. To protect the misguided and the unsuspecting and to help compare our peppers, we have created RICHs CHILE PEPPER THERMAL SCALE (for those of you who prefer a more precise logic, a Scoville rating is also included). Rich's ratings are:

1 - YOU CALL THIS A PEPPER? Sweet bell peppers fall here; not hot at all
2 - HMMM, OKAY, THERE IS SOMETHING TO THIS ONE. Still sweet, but with a slight bite
3 - ALL RIGHT! THIS IS A CHILE! Moderate; this one leaves your tongue singing.
4 - QUICK - THE TORTILLAS! This one is hot, but your oral mucous membranes are still intact. (Note: Do not reach for the water - only makes it worse.)
5 - WHOA, NELLI!   These varieties are only for the brave. Sometimes, no sound at all emits from the person eating - he is trying to catch his breath. When he can speak, he often asks if he still has a face.

(Keep in mind that there are many factors that determine the heat of a pepper including the amount of rainfall the plants receive, and the pH of your soil, so the actual heat of your peppers may vary.)

SEED SPECS:  Average 4000 seeds per ounce
All varieties listed are open pollinated, unless indicated.
Plants are individually packed in 2in. pots and will be shipped when available and appropriate for your area.  There is no minimum order.  Please email shipdept@richfarmgarden.com   to check availability and scheduled shipping dates.  ORDER EARLY!


Aci sivri chiles  Aci Sivri (85-95 days) This rare heirloom chile from Turkey has a flavor ranging from mild to blazing hot. Very productive & does well in northern gardens. 5-7in. long cayenne shaped peppers can be cooked or dried.
RICHs CHILE PEPPER THERMAL SCALE RATING - 2 to 4; Scoville: 3000 - 50000
#285  Packet, $3.50 each,  Approximately 30 seeds


Old fashioned hot Jalapeno peppers Capsicum annuum Agrich Jalapeño  Agrich Jalapeño - 70 days -  This pepper strain comes from years of careful selection of heavy producer plants with consistent, heavy walled fruit that has the distinctive Jalapeno flavor, not too hot, and not too mild.   Fat chilies from 3 to 4 inches long.  For lovers of the true flavor of the old fashioned Jalapeno, this pepper is tart with a RICHs CHILE PEPPER THERMAL SCALE RATING of- 4,  (Scoville: 50000).
#29225  Packet, $3.50   Approximately 25 seeds
#B14g-29225  Bulk Seed   14 g. (Approximately 2000 seeds)   $16.99
#P29225A  One Plant in 2-1/2inch pot; $4.50
#P6-29225  Six Plants - moist root shipping pack; $11.50


Aji Amarillo Chiles  Aji Amarillo (80-90 days) A South American variety with a spicy smoky flavor. Medium hot. 3-4in. wrinkled orange to red fruits can be dried & ground into powder or eaten fresh.
RICHs CHILE PEPPER THERMAL SCALE RATING - 3;  Scoville: 20000
#286  Packet, $3.50 each,  Approximately 25 seeds
#P286A    One Plant in 2-1/2inch pot; $4.50



Aji Colorado (75-85 days) Fire-engine red hot chile from Chile.  Short shrubby plants with 3-5 inch fruits.
RICHs CHILE PEPPER THERMAL SCALE RATING - 3; Scoville: 20000
#573  Packet, $3.50 each,  Approximately 25 seeds


Anaheim Chiles  Anaheim (77 days)  One of the most popular varieties for use in 'chile rellenos', these long tapered green fruits have a mildly pungent, slightly sweet flavor and turn red when ripe.
RICHs CHILE PEPPER THERMAL SCALE RATING - 2; Scoville: 3000
#125226  Packet, $3.50 each,  Approximately 25 seeds
#Bz-125226  Bulk Seed   1 oz.   $16.49
#B4z-125226  Bulk Seed   4 oz.   $27.99
#B1-125226  Bulk Seed   1 lb.   $55.99
#P125226  One Plant in 2-1/2inch pot; $4.50


Capsicum annuum Ancho Poblano chile pepper
                    (Scale in inches) 
  Ancho/Poblano (90-110 days) Known as ancho when dried and poblano when fresh, this mildly hot pepper is used for "chile rellenos" and mole. Dark green fruits turn red when mature.
RICHs CHILE PEPPER THERMAL SCALE RATING - (Pablano) 2, Scoville: 3000; (Ancho) 4, Scoville: 50000
#0028724  Packet, $3.50 each,  Approximately 25 seeds
#Bz-0028724  Bulk Seed   1 oz.   $12.99
#B4z-0028724  Bulk Seed   4 oz.   $35.99
#B1-0028724  Bulk Seed   1 lb.   $79.99
#P0028724A    One Plant in 2-1/2inch pot; $4.50
#P6-0028724    Six Plants - moist root shipping pack; $11.50


Bacio di Satana Satan's Kiss Chiles  Bacio di Satana (Satan's Kiss)  90 days.  Small round cherry pepper packs a powerful hot flavor. RICHs CHILE PEPPER THERMAL SCALE RATING -  4, Scoville: 50000
#2536  Packet, $3.50 each,  Approximately 25 seeds



Balloon (90-100 days)  3-4 foot tall plants with small leaves and strange-looking fruits that resemble a bell pepper that has been stepped upon.  Flesh is crunchy and sweet, but the placenta and seeds are extremely hot.
RICHs CHILE PEPPER THERMAL SCALE RATING - 4;  Scoville: 50000
#576  Packet, $3.50 each,  Approximately 10 seeds



Black Hungarian (70-80 days)  This Hungarian heirloom has green foliage with purple veins.  Fruit is purple, ripening to red and shaped like a jalapeno.
RICHs CHILE PEPPER THERMAL SCALE RATING - 3, Scoville:  20000
#577  Packet, $3.50 each,  Approximately 20 seeds


Bolivian Rainbow Chiles  Bolivian Rainbow (75-85 days) This import from Bolivia makes a lovely landscape plant with its purple leaves and lovely 1/2in. fruits which begin purple, then yellow and finally red.
RICHs CHILE PEPPER THERMAL SCALE RATING - 4, Scoville: 50000
#288  Packet, $3.50 each,  Approximately 25 seeds
#P288A   One Plant in 2-1/2inch pot; $4.50


Caribbean Red Habanero Capsicum annuum  Caribbean Red Habanero (90 days) - A Habanero that ripens to a bright red colored, 2 inch thin wall fruit.  Hotter than most Habanero varieties. 
RICHs CHILE PEPPER THERMAL SCALE RATING - 5,  Scoville: 400000
#5785  Packet, $3.50 each,  Approximately 50 seeds
#Bz-5785  Bulk Seed   1 oz.   $35.99
#B4z-5785  Bulk Seed   4 oz.   $112.99
#P5785A  One Plant in 2-1/2inch pot; $4.50


Cayenne Chile pepper  Cayenne (75 days) This heirloom is the classic slender red chile; a main ingredient in Cajun and New Orleans cuisine. Dries well and makes lovely ristras.
RICHs CHILE PEPPER THERMAL SCALE RATING - 4, Scoville: 50000
#0028924  Packet, $3.50 each,  Approximately 50 seeds
#Bz-0028924  Bulk Seed   1 oz.   $13.99
#B4z-0028924  Bulk Seed   4 oz.   $29.99
#B1-0028924  Bulk Seed   1 lb.   $55.20
#P0028924  One Plant in 2-1/2inch pot; $4.50


Cherry bomb pepper  Cherry Bomb (60 days)  Round peppers begin green, but turn cherry red as they ripen.  Strong plants are disease resistant.   RICHs CHILE PEPPER THERMAL SCALE RATING -  3, Scoville: 10000 

#3468  Packet, $3.50 each,  Approximately 30 seeds
#B500-3468  Bulk Seed   500 seeds   $37.69
#Bm-3468  Bulk Seed   1000 seeds   $70.00


Chiltepin Tepin Chile pepper     Chiltepin (Tepin)   One of the world's hottest peppers. A native of Mexico, This small 1/4 inch round pepper is red when ripe, but these are often picked green and pickled with the stem still on.   Disease resistant.   RICHs CHILE PEPPER THERMAL SCALE RATING - 5
#5776  Packet $6.50   Approximately 25 seeds
#B500-5776  Bulk Seed   500 seeds   $36.99
#Bm-5776  Bulk Seed   1000 seeds   $59.95



  Escudo Pepper - 100 days - This pepper was developed for heat. Starting with a small red hot chile that was found in South East Asia, the hottest from each year's harvest over 40 years was selected, originally to be eaten, but now generally used to control pests. We are not claiming that the pepper is inedible, for those adventurous souls with strong stomachs, but put this plant in full sun, and starve it for water, and you've got a HOT pepper! Hotter yet, when grown on acidic soil as demonstrated in a trial at the Agrich Experimental Farm.  This was achieved by adding sulfur to the soil, and peppers produced were very hot indeed. We do not recommend this soil treatment for food peppers, or even for garden pest use, due to changes in the way that elements are drawn into plant and fruit, but it may be possible to achieve even hotter garden safe pepper spray if planted on naturally occurring acidic soil.
RICHs CHILE PEPPER THERMAL SCALE RATING - 5+; Scoville: to 2,000,000
#458     Packet   $16.50     Approximately 6 seeds
#LG458     Large Packet   $75.50     Approximately 50 seeds
#P458A  One Plant in 2-1/2inch pot;    $16.50


Habanero Chile pepper  Habanero (95 days) This Central American native is world famous for its volcanic taste. Lantern -shaped fruits ripen to a golden orange. Said to be seven  times hotter than a jalapeno, but the flavor is very different, and the connoisseur knows what they like.
RICHs CHILE PEPPER THERMAL SCALE RATING - 5,  Scoville: 350000
#290  Packet, $3.50 each,  Approximately 50 seeds
#Bz-290  Bulk Seed   1 oz.   $32.99
#B4z-290  Bulk Seed   4 oz.   $104.99
#P290A  One Plant in 2-1/2inch pot; $4.50


Hungarian Hot Wax Chile Banana pepper  Hungarian Hot Wax (Hot Banana Pepper) 85 days - Very dependable producer from Hungary; fruits are 4-6in. long upright & yellow.
RICHs CHILE PEPPER THERMAL SCALE RATING - 2, Scoville: 4000
#0029128  Packet, $3.50 each,  Approximately 50 seeds
#Bz-0029128  Bulk Seed   1 oz.   $12.99
#B4z-0029128  Bulk Seed   4 oz.   $28.79
#B1-0029128  Bulk Seed   1 lb.   $55.99
#P0029128  Plant       $4.50


Jalapeno gigante Capsicum annuum  Jalapeño Gigante - (65 days) - Hybrid Jalapeno with mild flavor reaching sizes of 4.5 to 5 inches with thick walls. Great for stuffing and chipolte dishes.
RICHs CHILE PEPPER THERMAL SCALE RATING - 3, Scoville: 20,000
#5783  Packet $6.50   Approximately 10 seeds
#P5783A  One Plant in 2-1/2inch pot; $4.50



  Jalapeño M (65-70 days) - Excellent, consistent producer. Mild flavor. Fat green chilies 3 to 4 inches long
RICHs CHILE PEPPER THERMAL SCALE RATING - 3, Scoville: 15000
#578422   Packet, $3.50 each,  Approximately 50 seeds
#Bz-578422  Bulk Seed   1 oz.   $10.99
#B4z-578422  Bulk Seed   4 oz.   $26.49
#B1-578422  Bulk Seed   1 lb.   $50.49


Naga Jolokia Ghost pepper Bhut Jolokia  Naga Jolokia (also known as: Ghost pepper, Bhut Jolokia, Naga King Chile, Bhoot Jolokia, Bih Jolokia, Naga Morich, Saga Jolokia, Tezpur Chile and Umorok.
RICHs CHILE PEPPER THERMAL SCALE RATING - 5; Scoville: 855000 to 1,400,000
#666     Packet $6.50     Approximately 10 seeds
#666LG     Large Packet $125.50     Approximately 250 seeds
#P666A  One Plant in 2-1/2inch pot; $4.50


Peruvian Purple Chiles  Peruvian Purple (85-95 days)  Pretty enough to be an ornamental.  Plants are purple, as are the spicy fruuts.
RICHs CHILE PEPPER THERMAL SCALE RATING - 3, Scoville: 20000
#575  Packet, $3.50 each,  Approximately 25 seeds
#P575A    One Plant in 2-1/2inch pot; $4.50



Scotch Bonnet mix (90 days) Caribbean hot pepper related to the Habanero, with round 1-1/2 inch fruits.  Hot with a taste of tomato.  Good variety for salsas and sauces.
#2599  Packet, $3.50 each,  Approximately 30 seeds


Serrano Chile pepper  Serrano (80-90 days) Popular in Southwest dishes and in Thai foods, this chile has a classic flame-shaped appearance. 3-4in. fruits are great for hot sauces and pickling. Walls are medium thick. The plant itself is also distinctive - unlike other peppers, it has fuzzy leaves.
RICHs CHILE PEPPER THERMAL SCALE RATING - 4, Scoville: 30000
#0029324  Packet, $3.50 each,  Approximately 50 seeds
#Bz-0029324  Bulk Seed   1 oz.   $16.49
#B4z-0029324  Bulk Seed   4 oz.   $27.99
#B1-0029324  Bulk Seed   1 lb.   $53.49
#P0029324  One Plant in 2-1/2inch pot; $4.50


Tabasco Chile pepper  Tabasco (85 days)  Little peppers used to make tobasco sauce.  Small, but powerful.
RICHs CHILE PEPPER THERMAL SCALE RATING - 4,  Scoville: 50000
#0057828  Packet, $3.50 each,  Approximately 25 seeds
#LG0057828  Large Packet $23.50   Approximately 500 seeds
#B1-0057828   Bulk seed   1 lb.    $223.50
#P0057828A    One Plant in 2-1/2inch pot; $4.50


Thai Dragon Chile pepper  Thai Dragon (70 days)  Hybrid oriental type hot pepper.  Shaped like a serrano, it begins green, but reddens as it ages.
#0347026  Packet, $3.50 each,  Approximately 30 seeds
#LB0347026   Large Packet   Approximately 500 Seeds       $19.99
#B4z-0347026  Bulk Seed   4 oz.    $179.49
#P0347026  Plant       $4.50




SWEET PEPPERS                    Go to top - Chilies


Aladdin(72 days)  Hybrid.   A beautiful 4-lobed bell pepper measuring up to 5in. in diameter.  Dependable with high yields. Black leaf spot tolerant.
#3471  Packet, $3.50 each,  Approximately 30 seeds
#B500-3471  Bulk Seed   500 seeds   $33.99
#Bm-3471  Bulk Seed   1000 seeds   $59.99


Yellow banana pepper  Banana (65 days)  OP  Sweet elongated peppers are perfect for canning.  Yellow ripening to orange.
#3954  Packet, $3.50 each,  Approximately 50 seeds
#Bz-3954  Bulk Seed   1 oz.   $8.99



Bull Nose (Large Sweet Spanish, Sweet Mountain) 60 days- Heirloom dating from 1759 India is a good thick walled blocky sweet bell pepper for warm climates.  Ripens from green to scarlet.
#826  Packet, $3.50 each,  Approximately 25 seeds
#P826A    One Plant in 2-1/2inch pot; $4.50



Buran (90 days)  Sweet heirloom bell-type pepper from Poland with 3-lobed 4in. fruits.  Green fruits will mature to red, but remain sweet.
#580  Packet, $3.50 each,  Approximately 12 seeds


California Wonder sweet bell pepper  California Wonder (75 days)  The standard boxy green bell pepper.  Thick walled and great for stuffing.
#0057922  Packet, $3.50 each,  Approximately 50 seeds
#Bz-0057922  Bulk Seed   1 oz.   $22.72
#B4z-0057922  Bulk Seed   4 oz.   $50.99
#B1-0057922  Bulk Seed   1 lb.   $111.27
#P0057922A  One Plant in 2-1/2inch pot; $4.50


Chervena Chuska sweet pepper  Chervena Chuska (Chujski) 85 days - Sweet heirloom from Bulgaria used primarily for roasting.  Fruits are green, ripening to mahogany, then red.  Fruits are 6 inches long.
#581  Packet, $3.50 each,  Approximately 30 seeds


Chocolate Bell pepper  Chocolate Bell (70 days)  F1 Hybrid;  Dark green bell shaped pepper ripens to a dark mahogany.  Disease resistant.
#1250  Packet, $3.50 each,  Approximately 25 seeds
#B500-1250  Bulk Seed   500 seeds   $37.69
#Bm-1250  Bulk Seed   1000 seeds   $70.00


Cubanelle pepper  Cubanelle (68 days)  A large smooth heirloom pepper with 6in. tapered bright yellow-green fruits.  Good for frying.
#1251  Packet, $3.50 each,  Approximately 50 seeds
#Bz-1251  Bulk Seed   1 oz.   $13.99
#B4z-1251  Bulk Seed   4 oz.   $32.99


Giant Aconcagua pepper  Giant Aconcagua (70 days)  Great stuffing pepper. Long fruit up to eleven inches. Very sweet
#955  Packet, $3.50 each,  Approximately 50 seeds


Jupiter pepper  Jupiter  (72 days) Thick walled four lobed green pepper.  Great for stuffing. Disease resistant.
#828  Packet, $3.50 each,  Approximately 50 seeds
#P828A   One Plant in 2-1/2inch pot; $4.50


Lilac Bell pepper  Lilac Bell (72 days)  Hybrid.  Thick walled pepper with a pretty lilac color.  Brightens up a salad and tastes great.
#2576  Packet, $3.50 each,  Approximately 25 seeds
#B500-2576  Bulk Seed   500 seeds   $46.69
#Bm-2576  Bulk Seed   1000 seeds   $85.29


Marconi pepper  Marconi (70-90 days)  Italian heirloom pepper with very sweet, large red fruits suitable for frying and peeling.
#583  Packet, $3.50 each,  Approximately 30 seeds



Nardello (also known as Jimmy Nardellos)(70 days)- Heirloom variety was imported by Guiseppe Nardello from the Ruoti region of Italy to the US in 1887. Sweet pepper perfect for frying or for eating fresh.
#296  Packet, $3.50 each,  Approximately 30 seeds



Orange Bell  (72 days)  Large thick walled peppers become a rich orange when ripe.  Good for stuffing.
#2578  Packet, $3.50 each,  Approximately 50 seeds
#P2578A    One Plant in 2-1/2inch pot; $4.50


Peperocini pepper  Peperocini (72 days) Abundant yield of long yellow-green four in. fruit.  Classic Italian pepper.
#823  Packet, $3.50 each,  Approximately 30 seeds
#P823A    One Plant in 2-1/2inch pot; $4.50


Pimiento pepper  Pimiento (90-100 days)  Thick walls and sweet flesh make this meart shaped pepper a favorite.
#582  Packet, $3.50 each,  Approximately 30 seeds
#P582A    One Plant in 2-1/2inch pot; $4.50


Purple Beauty Bell Pepper  Purple Beauty Bell (70 days)- Another rare variety that matures to a deep dark purple. Thick walls make it good for stuffing.
#295  Packet, $3.50 each,  Approximately 30 seeds
#P295A    One Plant in 2-1/2inch pot; $4.50


Red Bell pepper  Red Bell (68 days)  F-1 Hybrid;  Vigorous plants bearing deep red thick walled bell pepper.  5 inch fruits.  Disease resistant.
#1164  Packet, $3.50 each,  Approximately 30 seeds
#P1164A    One Plant in 2-1/2inch pot; $4.50



Sunrise Orange Bell (70 days)- This pretty rare variety matures early to a bright orange-yellow. Good northern variety.
#294  Packet, $3.50 each,  Approximately 25 seeds
#P294A    One Plant in 2-1/2inch pot; $4.50



Sweet Italian Relleno (75 days) Delicious Anaheim type chile.  Great for frying or stuffing.
#784  Packet, $3.50 each,  Approximately 25 seeds
#P784A    One Plant in 2-1/2inch pot; $4.50


Sweet Long Tall Sally Capsicum annuum green bell LTS pepper  Sweet Sally - 70 days - otherwise known as 'Long Tall Sally', 'Long Tall Sweet' or 'The LTS Pepper' is a very heavy producer of large, thick walled, fat and very long sweet peppers.  These fruits have few seeds.  Excellent for stuffing.
#0579325  Packet  $4.50   Approximately 15 seeds
#B7g-0579325  Bulk Seed   7 g. (Approximately 1000 seeds)   $108.29
#P0579325A  One Plant in 2-1/2inch pot; $4.50
#P6-0579325  Six Plants - moist root shipping pack; $11.50


Sweet Spot  (70 days)  Hybrid.  Banana type pepper.  Very sweet.  Good frying type.  Black leaf spot tolerant.
#3473  Packet, $3.50 each,  Approximately 30 seeds
#B500-3473  Bulk Seed   500 seeds   $32.99
#Bm-3473  Bulk Seed   1000 seeds   $58.33



Tennesse Cheese (82 days)  Heirloom from Spain. Early Pimiento type. Perfect for short season. Fruits are ruffled and round. Good for stuffing.  Heavy producer
#956  Packet, $3.50 each,  Approximately 20 seeds
#P956A   One Plant in 2-1/2inch pot; $4.50


Yellow bell pepper  Yellow Bell (72 Days)  Bright yellow peppers are crunchy and sweet.  Good for stuffing or salads.
#2577  Packet, $3.50 each,  Approximately 25 seeds
#P2577A    One Plant in 2-1/2inch pot; $4.50


Soil temperature for planting pepper seeds
There is great diversity in the pepper varieties that we offer; which make the general information provided only valuable as adjustable guidelines. This may also affect your seed planting and propagation strategies and the germination rates under your planting conditions may vary from the seed lot test results. The following soil temperature data is for peppers in general: Temperatures are average daytime from planting to emergence. Percentage is average germination rate. Days is number of days to emergence.
50ºF x 1% x days; 59ºF x 70% x 25 days; 68ºF x 96% x 13 days; 77ºF x 98% x 8 days; 86ºF x 95% x 8 days; 95ºF x 70% x 9 days;
TIPS:     HARVESTING FOR SEED
To grow a true variety from seed, many plant types will require controlled pollination in most neighborhoods. But a consumer saving seed for himself, or, even if you have designated yourself as a keeper of the species, with good seed storage practices does not have to do the same thing every year. He might do with a looser approach. Even in the Corn Belt with every other neighbor growing corn, a good sweet corn can be grown and saved with a little observation and planning. First make sure that your neighbor is not growing a poison corn, then plant the corn earlier or later than your neighbor, or use a longer or shorter variety. Look a little farther on the prevailing upwind side, but it's not that difficult. Some vegetable types cross more easily, than others but generally, space them as far apart as possible, and if you are planting for your own consumption, go for it. For a vegetable like corn, you will need to calculate how much you will eat, and then plant more for seed. The corn for food will be picked sooner for more tender eats, but the seed corn will be in the field longer for sure maturity, and aid in the drying, so plant this farther from the coon tracks. A vegetable like the pepper may make you think that you can have your cake and eat it too, and this is true, but still wants management. In our micro-managed chile pepper plots, we will go through the rows when the fruits have started to come and mark the plants that have the characteristics that we desire. We allow the largest fruits on these plants to stay to full maturity and begin to dry on the plant. The others are picked younger for freezing and canning (and eating straight-away), while the seed peppers are eventually harvested and after the seeds removed, the fruit is dried and ground. This difference in the tender green beans that we eat, and the mature seeds we harvest from our kitchen garden is even greater, and it happens faster, so we tend to sort on a pod by pod basis rather than by the plant. We enjoy our favorite young tender beans in the pod all winter long out of the freezer, but the tougher pods from the seed beans are fed to the cows or rabbits as fast as we can haul them.

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