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Sandia Seed Company

Cascabella Pepper Seeds

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Cascabella peppers are typically eaten fresh in the yellow stage and are often pickled. Because they are so easy to grow, and productive many home gardeners pickle these whole or sliced in rings. If you enjoy jalapeños, you will love these little yellow chiles. Check out our Pickled Cascabellas Recipe »

Expect heavy yields of tart and crisp 2” long conical-shaped peppers. The thick wax-type skin matures from creamy-yellow to orange, and then red when fully mature. Sturdy plants grow 18-24” tall with dark green leaves.

Capsicum annuum (80 days)

Heat Level: Medium  Scoville 1,500 - 3,000

~ Packet contains 10 seeds. 

In early spring, start seeds indoors 8 weeks prior to warm nightly temperatures. Place the seeds in sterile media and cover 1/4” deep. Provide 85°F bottom heat, bright light, and keep moist at all times. Seeds will germinate in 7 - 14 days. Transplant seedlings into pots and grow until there are 6 true leaves on the plant. Plant them directly into rich soil, 30” apart or into large 5-gallon containers. Harvest chiles when they are yellowish-orange. 

All of our seeds are GMO-free.

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Very Productive

These were our earliest hot peppers, they even beat the early jalapeno. I love using them for adding to pickled banana peppers to add lots of spice. They are also great in salsa. Plants were loaded with pods, love that! He will be growing these again next year for sure.

Brian Brazier
Home Made Hotness

I am a Hot Chili Pepper Junky, and wanted a way to pickle my own Mazetta Hot Chili Peppers, so I researched what Pepper they used and got to work. I have done several different pickle brines, added garlic (they were one of my favorites) and they have all been good but I keep going back to a basic pickle. I eat them all the time, and drink the juice, especially if I am cold, a shot of juve from the pickled Peppers and handful of Peppers and I am good to go

Yum! Thanks for growing our peppers!

Brian G.
Excited to pickle these Cascabella peppers!

I am a pickled hot pepper addict, so I'm very excited to try these. I buy the pickled mezzetta hot chili peppers and eat them all the time so I thought, why not grow my own and pickle my own? The seeds germinated well, and the plants are happily growing (just finally picking up speed in the last couple weeks, we had a cold spring and slow start). Now the plants have flowers and some peppers on them now – I'm going to wait a little longer for them to mature before picking - looking forward to the coming harvest! I only wish I had planted 30 of these plants so I can have enough pickled hot peppers for the whole year. Yes, I do eat a lot of them. haha!

Stocked to make my own Mezzettas!

I love pickled Mezzetta hot peppers, but the ingredient label lists preservatives and food colorings, so I figure it's not great to eat too many of them. So now I grow my own Cascabellas and pickle them – I just do the refrigerator version so they stay nice and crips and are DELICIOUS! I added a bit of turmeric to give the brine more yellow color. Delicious! It's also fun to pickle all the colors in a jar, starting with red at the bottom and working up to yellow at the top - a rainbow of pickled peppers. My plant was very prolific, I am going to grow more of these plants next year so I can make extra pickled peppers to give some away. Homemade Mezzettas! Thanks for the excellent seeds.