If you haven't planned a garden yet, now is a great time. We have picked out some of the fastest growing peppers which are also of course the easiest to grow so that you can get your garden growing quickly!
Here Is Our Favorites List Of The
Easiest Peppers To Grow:
Early Jalapeño Seeds
Early Jalapeño - The best pepper for short seasons and cooler climates! These are one of the earliest peppers, and everybody loves jalapeños because they can be prepared in so many different ways. Jalapeño poppers, jalapeño jelly, and pickled jalapeños are just a few examples. These were one of our first to sprout this year, and they are larger than all the other seedlings already.
Harvest in 65 days!
Hot Hungarian Wax Heirloom Pepper
Spicy, big and juicy banana-shaped waxy peppers grow 5” long on 3’ tall plants. Ripens from pale yellow to deep golden orange and finally cherry red. Very productive even in cool weather. Great for short seasons. This organic pepper originated from Hungary in 1941 (also known as Hot Banana Wax). Heat Level is Hot: Scoville 5,000–10,000. Harvest in 68 days.
Mini Orange Bell Pepper Seeds
Mini Orange Bells are Snack Sized Peppers! Tender-crisp, super sweet, and nearly seedless. These yummy delights are perfect for vegetable trays, used with dips, stuffed with goat cheese and baked or grilled on skewers.These hard to find seeds will germinate quickly and produce an abundance of small peppers, very easy to grow, and it's fun to eat them right in the garden. Harvest in 90 days.
Giant Marconi Pepper
An Italian sweet pepper that lives up to its name, producing large 8” long fruits. The giant peppers have a wonderful smoky-sweet flavor and grow on tall 36“ plants. Giant Marconi is a strong producer, flowering and forming peppers early and throughout the summer heat and humidity and right up until the first frost. Harvest in 62 days.
This Japanese heirloom sweet pepper is very popular! With amazing flavor, Shishitos are very easy to prepare by stir-frying them with a little sesame oil and sea salt. The pods of this early season sweet pepper are 3-4" long on very productive 24" tall plants. Easy to grow in full sun and fertile soil. Great for container gardening. Harvest in 60 days!
Hatch Green Medium - Big Jim
Authentic green chile flavor and medium heat! This heirloom variety has been grown in the Hatch Valley of southwest New Mexico for over a century. Hatch is a term describing several different green chile varieties ranging from mild to extra hot. This Hatch Green variety offered here is Medium hot and perfect for roasting. Then use it every day in all your New Mexico inspired dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner!
Chiles are 7" long on productive 30” plants. Easy to grow and can be started indoors for an earlier harvest, or directly sown into warm moist soil and kept wet until germination.
Another super easy pepper to grow, the NuMex Las Cruces Cayenne Pepper
is perfect for ground cayenne pepper or making fresh hot sauces. It is the result of crossing two of the best cayennes grown in New Mexico and was released in 2010. It has the earliness and large fruits of ‘Large Red Thick’ with the high yield of ‘Mesilla’.
NuMex Las Cruces Cayenne is used fresh, dried, or chopped fresh and mixed with ≈20% salt and then allowed to ferment. The resulting “mash” is the key ingredient in Louisiana-style hot sauces. This pepper is a high-yielding, high-heat, cayenne pepper with resistance to beet curly top virus. The fruit on this easy-to-grow-pepper can be 6” long and over 1” wide and matures to bright red. Pepper plants grow 24” – 35” tall.
More of the Easiest to Grow Peppers include:
Anaheim Green Chile Seeds
Delicious and easy to grow, milder than our other green chiles:
Yolo Wonder - Bell Pepper Seeds
Yolo Wonder is a sweet bell pepper with mild flavor and crisp juicy flesh. It's large with thick skin and will turn from dark green to bright red when mature. Easy to grow and a good choice for new gardeners.
Easy to grow heirloom sweet Italian frying pepper with sweet mild flavor. The Cubanelle is growing in popularity and these bright green thin-walled peppers add a pretty color for frying and cooking. The plants are 30" tall, and the 4-5" long peppers will eventually mature to bright red when fully ripe, but you can pick them green as well. Cut them off with pruners, don't try to pull the peppers off. You'll love growing these delicious easy to grow sweet peppers!
For more ideas, check out our Fastest Growing Peppers seed collection to discover all of our peppers that are great for short seasons and impatient gardeners (like us) who just want to crunch on a fresh pepper like a Jalapeño as soon as possible! :) These seeds will sprout fast, grow fast, and produce peppers earlier than other varieties, so you'll be enjoying the harvest earlier in the season! You can even start some of these late and still get a harvest before autumn.
How to Grow Chilli Plants Faster
If you're wondering how to grow pepper plants faster, there are a lot of ways to do this. Make sure to start your seeds early, keep them warm, and use season extenders or indoor lights to help them grow faster until the warm weather arrives.
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