Grow your own peppers this summer to enjoy in salads, on the grill or straight off the plant-crisp and raw and sweet! All seedlings are grown organically from non-GMO seed right here at Daisy Hill Farm in Acton MA. Our sweet peppers fall into 3 general categories: bell pepper, cornito di rosso (a thinner walled tapered pepper popular in Europe) and picnic peppers (very small peppers). When choosing the size of your pepper plant, remember that the larger the pot/container, the larger the plant.
New this year: Cornito Gallo, Cornito Rosso, Flavorburst, HMS Picnic Red, HMS Picnic Orange, HMS Picnic Yellow, Purple Beauty, Round of Hungary
The majority of our peppers are grown for the 4" pot size. There are some single variety multi-packs (3-packs) of the most popular plants at a smaller size. There are also a limited number of more mature larger plants in the quart size.
The elongated cornito-type sweet Carmen pepper is a long, bright red pepper when ripe. Cornitos are amazing and deserve more attention! Excellent for roasting or fresh eating-the taste is spectacular, it is our favorite large red pepper. Will produce peppers until the frost hits. Fruits avg. 6" long x 2 1/2" wide.
This is a half size golden yellow cornito pepper (the tapered pepper). Peppers are about 1-1 1/2" wide at the shoulders and 5" long. They are very sweet and super cute smaller versions of Escamillo, with similar maturity. Perfect for grilling and roasting, like their full-size counterparts. Known as kapia type in Europe.
This is a half size bright red cornito pepper (the tapered pepper). Peppers are about 1-1 1/2" wide at the shoulders and 5" long. They are very sweet and super cute smaller versions of Carmen, with slightly earlier maturity. Perfect for grilling and roasting, like their full-size counterparts. Known as kapia type in Europe
Similar to Carmen in shape, growth habit and fruit abundance. Golden yellow pepper. Great sweet taste when raw and makes an excellent frying pepper. Fruits avg. 6" long x 2-2 1/2" wide.
This bell pepper is appropriately named-what flavor! It begins as a lime green fruit and turns to bright golden yellow when ripe. Slightly elongated, 3-lobed 3-4” fruits grow on strong plants and are excellent for fresh eating.
King of the North (heirloom)
Classic, delicious red bell pepper that will ripen in New England. Good producer, can use as either green or red (when ripe), does well even in cooler summers.
Lunchbox Peppers are mature when they are 2-3 inches in length. They are amazingly sweet and quite prolific. It is not always easy to get peppers to ripen in New England during our short growing season, but these little treats do the trick!
Blocky orange bell pepper, ripens in mid-ate September most years. Wonderful sweet-fruity orange pepper flavor.
HMS Picnic Orange
Deep orange peppers with a rich sweet pepper flavor.
High Mowing Seeds has bred its own small “picnic” size (3-5”) peppers. They have been selected for thick walls, excellent yield, flavor and an upright plant habit.
HMS Picnic Red
High Mowing seeds says “Pretty much the sweetest pepper we’ve ever tasted...After on-farm trials in Wisconsin in 2016, growers commented that they had trouble selling ripe fruit because their kids and partners ate them out of the field as soon as they turned red.”
HMS Picnic Yellow
High Mowing Seeds says: “The yellow Picnic Pepper has a nice tart flavor with good complexity and a nice crisp crunch. Selected for upright plant habit, good flavor and thick walls.”
Very dark purple bell peppers have bright green flesh, creating a striking contrast when sliced. Peppers ripen to a deep-purple red. 3-4” fruits
Round of Hungary
These beautiful deep red ribbed peppers have very thick, sweet flesh. Excellent for stuffed peppers, in cooking or for fresh eating. Fruits are usually 2-2 1/2" x 3-3 1/2" in size.