small tri-colored sweet pepper variety

aliweed(5 (Iowa))April 18, 2012

I bought a few bags of red, yellow, and orange sweet peppers this winter and my family loved snacking on them.

What would be a good non-hybrid variety that might go over just as well in my house. I think they liked the cuteness and color.

Anyone have any recommendations?

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tdscpa(z5 NWKS)

I usually plant out about 40 sweet pepper plants every year. I do not discriminate against hybrid peppers, as I do not try to save pepper seed. Peppers are usually insect pollinated, unlike tomatoes, and getting pure seed would be almost impossible in an average sized garden. Open pollinated varieties I listed below are marked OP.

I plant a varying selection, because the providers switch varieties every year, dropping old ones, introducing new ones. This year, I started a larger than usual number of different varieties, only because I was almost out of some varieties and had to replace them with a different variety.

This year, I have started: Brigadier (green>red), Early Sunsation (green>yellow), Gold Standard (green>yellow), Golden Calwonder (green>yellow), Jupitor (green>red, OP), Purple Beauty (purple>red, OP, but I always harvest it before it turns red), Queen Hybrid (green>orange), Sweet Chocolate, OP, Brown (very sweet, but ugly. Looks like something a dog left in your lawn), and Lilac (lilac>red, but I always harvest it before it turns red).

    Bookmark   April 19, 2012 at 1:06AM
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Richard (chuggerguy)

Were they like these? http://www.perofamilyfarms.com/mini-sweet-peppers.html#/mini-sweet-peppers

I love them too so bought these:

http://www.totallytomato.com/dp.asp?pID=03247&c=37&p=Yummy+Mix+Pepper

I didn't even get any planted, yet that is. Are they even "non-hybrid"? I don't see where it says.

    Bookmark   April 19, 2012 at 1:07AM
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aliweed(5 (Iowa))

Thanks for the responses. I have grown Purple Beauty before. I am going to look up the Lilac pepper.

Chuggerguy: Those are the exact brand I bought. You are right it doesn't look like it says hybrid or not on those seeds, but they are what I am looking for.

I am planning on saving seeds by bagging blossoms this year so am looking for open pollinated types. It will be my first time saving seeds from peppers.

    Bookmark   April 19, 2012 at 9:18AM
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farmerdill

another option is Mini-Belle Mix http://www.totallytomato.com/dp.asp?pID=03187&c=37&p=Mini+Belle+Mix+Pepper Remember that all of these are mixes of at least three varieties. If you save seeds you will need to bag each variety separately.

    Bookmark   April 19, 2012 at 10:08AM
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aliweed(5 (Iowa))

Response from Totally Tomato customer service:

Thank You for your email.

The Yummy Mix peppers are non hybrids.

Customer Service

    Bookmark   April 19, 2012 at 1:40PM
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Edymnion(7a)

Ha, I bought those same Pero Farm peppers. I saved seeds from a yellow one and planted a couple, they sprang right up.

    Bookmark   April 19, 2012 at 7:24PM
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pennypond USDA 10 Sunset 21 CA

Last year I saved seeds from a yellow mini and planted in the garden. It produced many many peppers as sweet, small, and cute as the original. They are all yellow, but the shapes are not always exactly the same. The same plant survived the winter, I'm waiting to see whether it'll produce this year.

    Bookmark   April 19, 2012 at 9:44PM
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Richard (chuggerguy)

Posted by aliweed 5 (Ely, IA) (My Page) on Thu, Apr 19, 12 at 13:40

Response from Totally Tomato customer service:

Thank You for your email.

The Yummy Mix peppers are non hybrids.

Customer Service

Thank you for reporting your findings. Now I may save a few seeds too.

    Bookmark   April 19, 2012 at 11:33PM
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