Vegetables and Fruit forum: Small snack peppers

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Name: Reid
North Branch, MN (Zone 4b)
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Anderwood
Dec 14, 2015 7:02 PM CST
I have tried "Yummy" peppers from cooks gardens with success. I am wondering others' experience in growing small bite sized, nearly seedless peppers.

The bell pepper thread inspired me to try start this.
Name: Dillard Haley
Augusta Georgia (Zone 8a)
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farmerdill
Dec 14, 2015 8:00 PM CST
There is a whole series of Yum-Yum peppers that resemble bells. Very sweet and come in red, yellow, chocolate, and orange. http://californiahybrids.com/category/peppers/ Mini bells are also available and are more traditional. These are available from various heirloom outfits like Baker Creek and Seed Savers.
Name: Don Shirer
Westbrook, CT (Zone 6a)
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DonShirer
Dec 16, 2015 9:51 AM CST
I've never grown these, but they sound so interesting, I'll try some next year. Thanks for the hint. Here are the one's I'm considering (I'm leaning toward a mix):

Red Mini Bell Pepper from Baker Creek
Yum Yums Mix from Gurneys or CalHybrids
Bangles Blend from High Mowing
Cupid from Johnny’s
Mini Belle Mix from Thompson&Morgan or on Amazon
Sweet Golden Baby Belle from Burpee
Mini Belle Mix from Totally Tomatoes
Miniature Yellow Bell from SeedSavers Exchange
17 different varieties, many mini bells at Siegers Seed Co.
Name: Reid
North Branch, MN (Zone 4b)
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Anderwood
Dec 16, 2015 4:37 PM CST
Thanks guys! I now have many options. I saw a few at Baker Creek I want to try. I don't have enough space!
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
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Weedwhacker
Dec 17, 2015 7:07 PM CST
The answer to this must be obvious to everyone but me, but... what do you actually do with those little peppers? Literally eat them for "snacks," like cherry tomatoes? I can see that they could be nice to use in salads; maybe make little stuffed peppers, kind of on the order of jalapeno poppers?
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Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
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RickCorey
Dec 17, 2015 7:42 PM CST
Weedwhacker said: ... Literally eat them for "snacks," like cherry tomatoes? ...


Yup, that seems to be the goal. "Lunchbox peppers".

I was wierded out that I would be chewing up pepper seeds and membranes, but they were good.

Name: Reid
North Branch, MN (Zone 4b)
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Anderwood
Dec 19, 2015 10:35 AM CST
They are super tasty just off the plant. Almost seedless except off the very top.
Name: katie
Mulege, Mexico (Baja CAliforni (Zone 11a)
katiebear
Dec 19, 2015 2:41 PM CST
I've not had success in growing these but I buy them to make flowers for edible boquets/basket. Cut frome the blossem end to (but not through) the stem end twice -(or more) to quarter the pepper. Put it in ice water and in a few hours you have a lily. Last time I bought them at Costco I got through waiting in line by showing the woman behind me how to do this. She had a little boy and it's the kind of thing kids enjoy - magic! kb
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
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Weedwhacker
Dec 19, 2015 7:38 PM CST
Katie, what a cute idea! Thumbs up
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ReesaAnne
Apr 1, 2016 10:34 AM CST
Has everyone started their mini bells yet? My pepper plants grew so slowly last year when I started them in March, that I started them in January this year... OOPS! They are huge now and trying to flower in their little 4" pots.

Here's the list, I'm so excited we might have mini peppers this year!!

Baker Creek Seeds
Sheepnose Pimento Pepper (red)
Oda Pepper (purple/red)
Violet Sparkle Pepper (purple/brown)
Sweet Yellow Stuffing Pepper (Yellow)
Jungs Seeds
Yummy Pepper mix (yellow, orange, red)





Name: Reid
North Branch, MN (Zone 4b)
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Anderwood
Apr 1, 2016 4:41 PM CST
Implanted mine 3/17. Most are just about 1" still. Some showing signs of starting true leaves. I planted:
Jimmy Nardello
Tequila Sunrise
A cubanelle one whose name escapes me
Goliath
Aurora (hot)
Jalepeno traveler strain

I am getting two long sweet red peppers as plants from territorial one is called 'Planet'. Both have no seeds.

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