Los Angeles Daily News
"Pepper Joe knows what's hot"
"Catalog is filled with rare pepper seeds"
Arizona Daily Star
"It's like an addiction"
"Pepper Joe fills mail order requests for hot pepper seeds across the country"
"Suddenly hot peppers are cool"
"They don't call him Pepper Joe For Nothing"
Since 1989, Pepper Joe's has found, grown, and enjoyed super hot peppers from all over the world. You can trust our seeds to germinate and be true to form (within Mother Nature's own sense of variety and humor). We are here to help you with videos, FAQs, and a lively community of pepper gardeners.
Over 25 years ago, the original Pepper Joe and Pepper Joe Sr. started the business with a passion for hot peppers. Joe Sr. ran the day to day operations the first 10 years. His customer service was legendary. He's cooking spicy food for the "Big Guy in the Sky" now. RIP Pepper Joe Sr... 1920 to 2009.
Pepper Joe Jr. took over the business with new chile varieties, ways to market Pepper Joe's and a sense of humor. His YouTube videos have better advice for pepper growers than you will find anywhere. Pepper Joe Jr. made friends in the Chile world, and brought you the first Carolina Reaper seeds, still our top seller. Pepper Joe grew the business with a careful team of growers to protect our seed variety and quality.
Pepper Joe Jr. handed over the reigns of the business to Pepper Jo in 2015. She's ready to take on the next chapter in Pepper Joe's with your support. Pepper Joe is still around, to offer advice and guidance. Thank you for being a Pepper Joe's customer!
PS. Send me your comments, ideas, recipes, or success tips. I love to hear from my customers.
"Pepper Joe, you are one of our heroes." - D. & L. R. Zelienople, PA
"Greetings from southern California. Thanks for the speedy order." - A.E. Corona, CA
"I wanted to be the first on my block to grow the Peter peppers. If I succeed, I'll do an illo for your next x-rated catalog." - S.F. Philadelphia, PA
"My peppers are great! I've been enjoying the Barneys. They are just hot enough!" - F.G. Boca Raton, FL
"I really enjoy receiving your catalog. I think its great that you include growing tips and pepper trivia." - B.E. Madison, Wisconsin
"Thank you very much for completing my order on trust. It doesn't happen too often these days. Much appreciated," - S.C. Baltimore, MD
"Please keep up the good work. Catalog is great." - G.D. Ansted, WV
"Do you have seeds for Peter Peppers? They look like what Loretta Bobbit amputated!" - L.D. Rockville,MD
"You really do have the best pepper selection I have ever seen." - D.P.Montgomery, AL
"We are really enjoying your little Jellybean peppers. They caught us by surprise because we really didn't expect them to be hot, but they are great! It's one of the best Christmas presents I've every received! Keep up the good work." - J.G.Pine River, MN
We donated our leftover seeds from the Audubon Naturalist Society in Chevy Chase, Maryland and also to the Carmelite Monastery in Towson, Maryland. If you have a worthwhile charity or goodwill organization, please drop us a line. We want to give back to the community.
PEPPER JOE CARES.