Hot Pepper Plants

When it comes to spicing things up in your garden and in your kitchen, nothing does it quite like flavorful hot peppers. Our selection of live hot pepper plants includes varieties with heat levels from mild to fire-alarm hot. Read our blog article on harvesting hot peppers for growing, preserving and harvesting tips.


We grow our hot pepper plants in larger pots, ensuring a more vigorous root system. We guarantee our vegetable starter plants to arrive alive, ready to thrive.

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Anaheim Chili Red Hot Pepper Plant

Price $3.95

The 'Anaheim Chili Red' Hot Pepper Plant produces the most commonly used hot peppers for cooking. The fruits are 7-10 inches long with thin skin that changes from green to red to brownish-red, depending on the stage of development. Anaheim Chili Red are not the hottest peppers on the market but they do have a mild hotness. Anaheim Chili Red Peppers are great for eating fresh, canning, or drying. Also great for using in Mexican dishes such as Chilis Rellenos. Scoville heating units 500-2,500.Each 3-inch pot contains one Anaheim Chili Red Hot pepper plant. Available to order in December for Spring 2015 shipping.

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Garden Salsa Hot Pepper Plant

Price $3.95

The 'Garden Salsa' Pepper Plant produces a hot pepper that has just the right amount of heat for most people, depending upon when you harvest it. With a healthy bite to it when they are green, the temperature goes up if you wait until they are fully red. You can compare the green ones to a Jalapeno while the red ones are quite similar to a Habanero. The Garden Salsa Pepper has smooth skins with medium-thick walls that taper to a point and are equally attractive, red or green. Scoville heating units 2,000-4,500. Each 3-inch pot contains one Garden Salsa Hot pepper plant. Available to order in December for Spring 2015 shipping.

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Ghost Hot Pepper Plant

Price $4.40

You may know the 'Ghost Pepper' Hot Pepper Plant as Naga Jolokia, Bhut Jolokia, Borbih Jolokia, Dorset Naga, or any number of other unusual and hard to remember names; but one thing you will never, ever forget is the heat! Virtually unmatched in 'Hotness', with a capital "H", the Ghost Pepper has recorded Scoville Unit measurements of 1 Million, twice what the Red Savina Habanero yields, making it one of the world’s hottest hot peppers. These innocuous looking peppers are not much different from many others when it comes to growing them. They ripen from light green, to orange, and then to red and measure 2 to 3-inches long on 3 to 4-foot plants. But that is where the similarity ends. Handle these, literally, with kid (or latex) gloves if you are at all sensitive to the capsaicin they contain and definitely do NOT just pop this one in your mouth, right out of the garden, unless you are into EXTREME heat and pain. Scoville heating units 855,000-1,041,427. Each 3-inch pot contains one Ghost Hot pepper plant. Available to order in December for Spring 2015 shipping.

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Habanero Hot Pepper Plant

Price $4.40

The 'Habanero' Pepper is HOT! It’s said to be 100 times hotter than the Jalapeño. The Habañero plant has 2-inch, wrinkled, lantern-shaped peppers that turn from green to orange-coral. The peppers are used in sauces and for oil extract. Scoville heating units 100,000-350,000. Each 3-inch pot contains one Habanero Hot pepper plant. Available to order in December for Spring 2015 shipping.

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Jalapeno M Hot Pepper Plant

Price $3.95

The 'Jalapeño M' Hot Pepper Plant has hot peppers with an extended harvest that is suited for the home gardener, since the peppers will not all ripen at once. Jalapeno pepper produces is a medium-thick-walled green to red pepper. It is used for Mexican dishes and also for pickling. Scoville heating units 2,500-8,000. Each 3-inch pot contains one Jalapeno M pepper plant. Available to order in December for Spring 2015 shipping.

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Poblano Hot Pepper Plant

Price $3.95

The 'Poblano' Pepper Plant bears a mild, large chile pepper. In fact, this is the chile used for making Chile Relleno, a common south-of-the-border entrée. Sometimes erroneously sold north of Mexico as a pasilla pepper, the poblano is the most popular pepper grown in Mexico. The immature peppers will be a dark, purplish-green color, but then will lighten to a glossy, waxy emerald green, turning a rich reddish-black when fully ripe. Poblano peppers are preserved by roasting and peeling, after which they can be canned or frozen. You can also dry and ground them into a powder for flavoring recipes, which is usually done when they’ve turned red. The average Poblano pepper will be 4-6 inches long and about 2 1/2 inches in diameter, making them perfect for stuffing with a variety of cheeses, meats and rice. Scoville heating units 1,000-2,000. Each 3-inch pot contains one Poblano pepper plant. Available to order in December for Spring 2015 shipping.

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Scotch Bonnet Hot Pepper Plant

Price $4.40

Our 'Scotch Bonnet' Hot Pepper Plant bears fruit comparable to the Habañero pepper, but with a distinctive flavor popular in the Caribbean! In fact, you may hear these chili peppers called Bahamian, Bahama Mama, Jamaican Hot or Martinique Peppers. Rating 9 out of 10 on the Scoville scale for heat; use these little peppers sparingly and carefully. A little goes an awfully long way! Looking very similar to a Habañero, the Scotch Bonnet gets its somewhat misleading name from its squat, tam-o'-shanter shape, not its flavor. The Scotch Bonnet chili pepper will grow well in containers, reaching a height and width of 2-2 1/2 feet. Scoville heating units 100,000-325,000. Each 3-inch pot contains one Scotch Bonnet Hot pepper plant. Available to order in December for Spring 2015 shipping.

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Serrano Hot Pepper Plant

Price $3.95

The 'Serrano' Hot Pepper Plant produces one of the hottest and easiest peppers to grow. They do not beat out Habaneros but they are 5 times hotter than the Jalapeno. Serrano Pepper colors differ with each plant: they can be red, brown, orange, or yellow, and they reach up to 2 inches in length. It is best to wear disposable gloves when handling Serrano Peppers, and do not touch your face until your hands are thoroughly washed. Serrano Peppers work well in salsas and sauces because they do not need to be peeled or seeded before adding. Simply roast, remove the stem, and add to your favorite spicy recipe. Scoville heating units 5,000-23,000. Each 3-inch pot contains one Serrano Hot pepper plant. Available to order in December for Spring 2015 shipping.

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Tabasco Hot Pepper Plant

Price $4.40

Our 'Tabasco' hot pepper plant is considered a medium-hot pepper with a Scoville rating of 30,000 to 50,000. Next to the jalapeño, this pepper is one of the most well known and widely used, including it being the star ingredient in that famous Tabasco® Sauce. The fruit grows upward from the foliage, is under 2 inches long, and gently tapers to a blunt point. Emerging yellowish-green, the peppers will mature to yellow, and then orange, and finally to bright red. Use sparingly and use care when handling Tabasco peppers, as their spicy nature can bite the hand that cleans them! Scoville heating units 30,000-50,000. Each 3-inch pot contains one Tabasco Hot pepper plant. Available to order in December for Spring 2015 shipping.