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A Complete List of 20 New Seed Varieties for You to Try in 2020

by Christine Halvorsen January 29, 2020 6 min read

A Complete List of 20 New Seed Varieties for You to Try in 2020

20 New Peppers? We can't stop the madness!

A few months ago, we released 3 varieties of peppers for you to grow in 2020 which were the fiery 7 Pot Peppers, mouthwatering Bhut Jolokias, and the sweetest peppers.  Now we want to release a complete list of 20 new seed varieties for you to expand your growing list this year.  From peppers that originated from many countries like Italy and South Africa, ornamental peppers that are not made to eat but are beautiful to grow, and face-melting hot peppers, let's get spicy and talk about peppers that are bound to impress your friends and families! 

 

1. Purple Bhut Jolokia 

the purple ghost pepper is one of the rarer peppers due to its purple colorAlso known as the Purple Ghost pepper, this Purple Bhut Jolokia is a super hot and rare pepper that will bring a beautiful pop of purple color in your garden!  This is considered to be rare because there are not a lot of peppers that come in the color purple.  With 800,000-1,000,000 Scoville Heat Units, you can expect a sweeter yet hot flavor from this unique pepper, compared to its other variants.

 

2. White Bhut Jolokia 

the rarest pepper, called the white ghost pepper, to come in the color white

We've mentioned the Purple Bhut Jolokia is a rare pepper to get your hands on, but the White Bhut Jolokia is the rarest of them all.  This is a very unique pepper because of its white color, making it stunning to look at in your garden.  These fiery peppers' heat level is 1,000,000+ Scoville Heat Units and produces a hotter and smokier flavor.  Just prepare for the heat to slowly creep on you!

 

3. Chinese 5 Color

chinese 5 color pepper plant

Have you seen a pepper plant that matures in 5 colors? You'd want to impress your friends and family with this plant because the Chinese 5 color is a real show stopper.  They mature from cream, purple, yellow, orange, to finally red.  Unlike the other pepper seeds we are releasing, this pepper is not made for tasting as it is not flavorsome, but it's one of the prettiest plants when the colors are shifting.  Why grow flowers when you can grow this beautiful plant instead? 

 

4. Cayenne Purple

purple cayenne

You’ve heard of the classic Cayenne Pepper, but the Cayenne Purple is a twist. They are hot peppers, but the flavor is impressive as it is slightly sweeter than the red cayenne pepper.  What is interesting about the Purple Cayenne Pepper is that a majority of hot sauces utilizes the cayenne pepper for its incredibly large yields, nice heat, and flavor!

 

5. Bulgarian Carrot

bulgarian carrot pepper scoville is very hot and not like the normal carrot we all know!

We've all eaten carrots, but have you taken a bite of a "hot carrot?" Rumor has it that the Bulgarian Carrot Pepper was smuggled out of Russia during the late 1980s, and eventually made its way to the United States!  This pepper has a crunchy texture with a sweet yet tangy flavor and produces a burst of heat.  With heat levels of 20,000-30,000 Scoville Heat Units, this could be a fun pepper to prank your friends and family! 

 

6. Big Sun Habanero

 habanero big sun

An easy pepper to grow, the Big Sun Habanero is a great choice to spice up your meals.  This usually crinkled habanero has a combination of a sweet, fiery, and garlic taste, and the heat will stay with you from the minute you bite into it.  Talk about deliciousness!  With 150,000-325,000 Scoville Heat Units, this pepper would be a great addition for your culinary delights.

 

7. Jamaican Yellow Mushroom

jamaican yellow mushroom pepper

Looking to add excitement to your dish?  Check out the Jamaican Yellow Mushroom!  Originated from Jamaica, this pepper has citrus, lemony lime, and fruity tones and is amazing to put in salsas, hot sauces, and more!  It does have the same heat level as a Scotch Bonnet, ranging from 100,000-200,000 Scoville Heat Units.  

 

8. 7 Pot Katie

7 pot katie pepper

Working on adding your 7 Pot Pepper Collection?  You will not be disappointed with the 7 Pot Katie as it packs a major punch with a fruity flavor. What are the Scoville Heat Units? It's only 1,590,000 Scoville Heat Units...not bad right? Show off your daredevil side with this pepper!

 

9. Bishops Crown 

bishop crown pepper

Have you been searching for a pepper that has an apple flavor?  You've come to the right place!  The Bishop Crown Pepper has an apple fruit flavor with sweetness and a bit of heat.  What kind of shape do you think this is?  We think it's a Christmas bell. 

 

10. Marconi Purple

purple marconi pepperWe've been listing some HOT peppers that we're gonna cool it down for a second.  If you're looking for a sweet pepper that will also bring a pop of purple in your garden, then you're in luck! The Marconi Purple pepper is also rare because of its color, and it is the sweetest when it begins at the ripened purple stage.  With its sweet bell flavor and crunchy texture, add this in your salads and sandwiches!

 

11. Beaver Dam

largest beaver damThe Beaver Dam pepper is said to be one of the bigger peppers, growing to six inches long! This pepper is quite flavorsome, tasting like sweet paprika with slow-building heat that stays on your tongue.  You won't be disappointed with this pepper because its mild spice, crunchiness, and versatility are perfect for many food dishes! Fun fact: you might have heard of this as a Wisconsin favorite.

 

12. Aji Rico 

pepper aji rico

Have a shorter growing season in your area, or you just want some hot peppers early in the summer? Look into the Aji Rico pepper!  With a citrus, juicy, crunchy red bell pepper flavor and a medium burn that stays on your tongue, the Aji Rico is an enjoyable flavor that can't be missed. Did you know this pepper can be harvested at 55 days?

 

13. Wicked Ass Little 7 Pot

red chili peppers

We had to add another SUPER HOT pepper into the list because we are too excited about this one. If you are looking for a fiery bowl of death, you cannot miss out with the Wicked Ass Little 7 Pot pepper.  A heat of 1,500,000+ Scoville Heat Units, you can expect floral and fruity tones.  The flavor? Wicked. 

 

14. Marconi Red

red marconi pepper

With its adaptability and smoky-sweet flavor, this giant Marconi Red pepper is a great choice and will bring a great pop of red in your garden!  Growing up to 12 inches long and 3 inches across the shoulders, it is one of the biggest Italian-type sweet peppers and is perfect for cooking red sauce, pasta dishes, salads, and many cooked dishes.  

 

15. Chile De Arbol

chile de arbol peppers

Looking for a hot pepper with a quick heat punch? The Chile De Arbol is the perfect choice to add in many cuisines and produces the best flavor when you dry them.  The flavors in this pepper have fruity, smoky, and nutty tones which makes it so delicious. 

 

16. Guajillo  

guajillo chili

A very popular chile in Mexico, the Guajillo has a unique process as they are dried first as whole pods, then you crush them to a powder to make a seasoning paste! With a heat level of 2,000-5,000 Scoville Heat Units, the Guajillo pepper has sweet, fruity tones and then hits you with a sharp, savory heat. 

 

17. Malagueta 

malagueta spice

Looking for a pepper that is like a firecracker in your mouth? You'll be pleased with the Malagueta pepper as it has a fruity aroma and tastes of sweet, citrus yet bitter flavors when you take a bite.  With 60,000-100,000 Scoville Heat Units, this is a pepper destined to slowly build heat as you continue to eat it.  This is a very popular chili and is a staple in Brazil, Mozambique, and Portugal.

 

18. 7 Pot Douglah

also known as the chocolate douglah or the chocolate 7 pot

Have you been craving for a rare, nutty, INCREDIBLY HOT pepper?  Check out the 7 Pot Douglah, a pepper that has fruity and nutty tones.  Sometimes thought to be related to the 7 Pot Brown, this rare pepper does not follow the common maturation pattern like the other 7 Pots and chiles.  Instead, they age from green to chocolate-brown.  

 

19. Skunk Red

skunk red pepper Scoville

We promise this does not taste or smell like a Skunk.  This pepper is called Skunk Red because it can grow a tail.  With a fruity flavor and an upfront heat, it is an extremely hot and delicious pepper.  The Skunk Red pepper is a cross between the MA Wartryx and the 7 Pot CARDI. 

 

20. White Bell

white sweet pepper

Last but not least, we have the White Bell!  Maturing to a translucent white to pale yellow colored bell pepper, the White Bell Pepper is a rare breed compared to the bright yellow, green, and red bell peppers.  These peppers perform well when grown outdoors and can be grown annual or perennial.  They will grow to two to five inches and provides a crisp texture and sweet flavor. 

What seeds are coming next?

You may think this is the end for us, but that is not the case! We are continuously working on adding new exotic pepper seeds to expand our selection, and we can't wait to keep releasing them for you.  Make sure to keep your eyes open for more new seeds!

How do I germinate my pepper seeds?

Whether you are looking to grow sweet peppers, ornamental peppers, or the hottest pepper in the world, growing the pepper plant from seed can be very rewarding.  If you need some some tips on how to germinate your pepper seeds,  then read these 5 Germination Steps on How to Grow Peppers

 

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Christine Halvorsen
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