Heirloom Pepper Seeds - Diane's Flower Seeds
Corno di Toro Giallo is a large, sweet pepper with a tapered shape. The name means "horn of the bull." The fruits grow to 8-10" x 2-3". It is delicious stuffed, roasted, grilled, or eaten fresh. Excellent flavor.

Italian heirloom.
Pepper 'Corno di Toro Rosso'
(75 days)

25 seeds   $3.00                  
Corno di Toro Rosso is one of the tastiest peppers we have ever grown. The flavor is sweet and complex with just a touch of heat. It can be enjoyed in many ways, fresh or cooked. The large fruits are 8-10" x 2-3".

Italian heirloom
Heirloom Pepper Seeds

Peppers are one of the most popular heirloom vegetables. They come in all shapes, sizes and colors. The flavors range from sweet and mild to hot and spicy.

Sowing Pepper Seeds

Start pepper seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost date. Sow 1/4" deep. Transplant outside 2 weeks after the last frost date. Full sun. Spacing 15".


Pepper 'Ausilio Thin Skin Italian'
(75 days)

25 seeds   $3.00                    
Ausilio Thin Skin Italian is a versatile pepper. The blocky, 4-5" x 2.5" fruits ripen from green to red. They have medium-thick walls and a flavor that ranges from mild to hot. They are good for stuffing, frying, canning and freezing.

Italian family heirloom.
Pepper 'Black Hungarian'
(75 days)

25 seeds   $3.00              
Black Hungarian is a chili pepper with 2-3" fruits that look like jalapenos. The flavor is mild (or very hot if allowed to ripen to red). The purple flowers add to its ornamental value. Good for pepper jelly, pickling, roasting, salads and salsas.

Hungarian heirloom.


California Wonder is the most popular bell pepper of all time. It produces large, sweet peppers that ripen from green to red. The thick-walled fruits grow to about 4" x 3.5". Perfect for stuffing. Resistant to Tobacco Mosaic Virus.

American heirloom, 1928.  
Chocolate Beauty is an early bell pepper that ripens from green to chocolate-brown. The blocky, four-lobed fruits grow to about 5" long. The flavor is sweeter and richer at the brown stage. Excellent for cooking or fresh eating.

Open-pollinated.
Pepper 'California Wonder'
(75 days)

50 seeds   $2.75                
Pepper 'Chocolate Beauty'
(72 days)

25 seeds   $3.00                    
Anaheim is a mild to medium-hot chili pepper. The flavorful fruits grow to 5-8" long and turn from green to deep red, becoming spicier as they ripen. It's a popular variety for roasting and adding to sauces, stews, and chili bean soup.

American heirloom, 1896.


Pepper 'Anaheim'
(78 days)

50 seeds   $2.75                
Pepper 'Golden Cal Wonder'
Pepper 'California Wonder'
Pepper 'Sweet Banana'
Pepper 'Jalapeno M'
(75 days)

50 seeds   $2.75                       
This is the classic jalapeno pepper that is popular in Mexican cuisine. The 30" tall plants produce plenty of 3.5" x 1.5" green fruits over an extended period of time, so you can pick them as needed.

Mexican heirloom.


Pepper 'Golden Cal Wonder'
(75 days)

50 seeds   $2.75                    
Golden Cal Wonder has blocky, thick-walled fruits that ripen from green to yellow to orange. The size is 4" x 3.5". The sweet flavor makes it good for fresh eating or stuffing. Also known as Golden California Wonder.

Open-pollinated.
Pepper 'Jalapeno M'
Pepper 'Giant Aconcagua'
(75 days)

25 seeds   $3.00                     
Giant Aconcagua is a huge, 11" x 2.5" pepper with a fruity flavor. It ripens from green to yellow, orange and red. Pick them when you can feel a bit of softness (before the bugs eat them). Wonderful fresh, stuffed, fried or roasted.

Argentinian heirloom.
Pepper 'Hungarian Hot Wax'
Pepper 'Cubanelle'
(65 days)

50 seeds   $2.75                    
Cubanelle is a sweet pepper that is great for frying because it's less watery than a bell pepper. The blunt fruits grow to 5-6" long and 2.5" wide. They ripen to orange-red, but they are usually picked at the yellow-green stage.

Cuban heirloom.


Pepper 'Giant Aconcagua'
Pepper 'Corno di Toro Giallo'
(75 days)

25 seeds   $3.00       
Pepper 'Hungarian Hot Wax'
(70 days)

50 seeds   $2.75        
Hungarian Hot Wax is an early and productive pepper that is great for cooking, roasting, stuffing and pickling. The light yellow fruits grow to 5.5" x 1.5", eventually turning orange-red. Moderate heat - about the same as a jalapeno.

Hungarian heirloom.  


Pepper 'Anaheim'
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Pepper 'Poblano'
Pepper 'Jimmy Nardello'
(85 days)

25 seeds   $3.00                         
Jimmy Nardello produces loads of narrow, bright red fruits that grow up to 10" long. The flavor is mildly spicy. Great for frying, pickling or drying. This highly productive pepper may need to be staked.

Italian family heirloom.


Pepper 'Poblano' (Ancho)
(75 days)

50 seeds   $2.75                  
This 4" long pepper is known as Poblano when fresh, and Ancho when dried. It is moderately hot, making it very versatile. It can be roasted, stuffed, or used in Mexican dishes. Dry and grind it for chili pepper. It ripens from green to red.

Mexican heirloom.

Pepper 'Purple Beauty'
(74 days)

25 seeds   $3.00                    
Purple Beauty is a four-lobed, bell-type pepper that grows to 4" x 3". The dark purple fruits are have a sweet flavor. It is relatively early to ripen, and it grows well in most climates.

Open-pollinated.


Pepper 'Sweet Banana'
(65 days)

50 seeds   $2.75                       
Sweet Banana is the earliest and most productive pepper we have ever grown. The 2-foot tall plants are loaded with 6" x 2" tapered fruits that ripen from light yellow to orange-red. Good for salads, stuffing and pickling. Sweet wax type.

American heirloom, 1941.
Pepper 'Tolli's Sweet Italian'
(80 days)

25 seeds   $3.00                         
Tolli's Sweet Italian is a productive and delicious pepper that grows to about 5" long. The tapered fruits are scarlet-red with a sweet flavor. A good choice for fresh eating, frying and canning. We freeze the chopped peppers for winter use.

Italian heirloom.
Pepper 'Wisconsin Lakes'
(75 days)

25 seeds   $3.00                         
Wisconsin Lakes is an early-maturing bell pepper. The blocky, 4-6 oz. fruits ripen from green to red. Good, sweet flavor. This variety did better for us than other bell types in our zone 5 garden.

American heirloom, 1950's.

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Pepper 'Wisconsin Lakes'
Pepper 'Tolli's Sweet Italian'
Pepper 'Corno di Toro Rosso'
Pepper 'Corno di Toro Giallo'
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