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Mini Sweet Peppers

Oh - it has been a while since I've posted! I have been busy with garden tasks though I assure you. A tomato update is in the pipline for instance, as well as the documenting of the new growlight I will need to put together in the next couple of days. I have, or rather my seedlings, have outgrown their current living quarters. I have too many tomatoes! Though, I don't have all the ones I want, how is this possible you ask? Well, stay tuned.

Today though I just wanted to share an exciting little tidbit. I have been buying these cute little sweet peppers from the Wedge. They are red, yellow and orange and really cute. The other day when I was planting some sweet pepper seeds, I decided to plant a few to see what would happen. Ever since I saw them in the store, I've wanted to grow them, but I've never seen the seeds.

When I planted them, I didn't think it would work, I just thought - what the heck? I planted 3 seeds in one peat pot. As the other sweet peppers germinated and their little pot remained barren, I thought, "well, I know they're not going to work, but what if they do?" - so I kept playing along. And today, what do you think I saw? Three little sprouts were coming up! Not only did it work, but they ALL germinated! I only wish I didn't have to sacrifice the other 2. Perhaps I will plant more now that I know they work. I saved a bunch of the seeds in all three colors. Anybody want some?

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I would love to have some of the seeds. I am in Georgia but grew up in MN. I will be up to WI/MN the end of June so would love to meet you.

Posted by: Wendy at Apr 25, 2006 9:26:48 AM

Hi Wendy, thank you! I'm afraid we will be gone the end of june, but if you email me your address, I can send you some seeds. Please let me know what color you want.

Posted by: Lorika at Apr 25, 2006 11:16:00 AM

I love thouse little peppers. What a great idea! I'll trade you some Wedge pepper seedlings for some of my heirloom peppers... oh, the temptation!

Posted by: Greengirl at Apr 26, 2006 12:54:36 PM

How did those peppers yield? A co-worker bought some mini sweet peppers from Costco and was wondering if the plants would yield true or were hybrids.

Posted by: George at Mar 20, 2008 1:30:06 PM

They worked just fine and were true. They actually got quite a few peppers each (10-25). The only problem I had was I think I started them a little late, 'cause there were a bunch of green ones onces the frost came. I took a bunch inside though and ripened in paper bags. Works great!

I'd just give 'em a try. What's there to lose?

Posted by: Lorika at Mar 21, 2008 12:14:38 PM

would love to know how you saved the seeds from the Costco mini sweet peppers..Did you have to dry them out and then refrigerate them? I can't find the seeds in catalogs. Thanks for sharing

Posted by: Ann at Feb 1, 2010 8:47:32 PM


To save pepper seeds, all you have to do is remove them when you cut the pepper up and put them in a bag after they are dry. I do not refrigerate or do anything else to them.

The only problem you might have is if the pepper is a hybrid, it may not give you the same pepper as the one the seed came from.

The mini peppers I have done this with have always come out to be the same though.

Happy experimenting!

Posted by: Lorika at Mar 1, 2010 3:52:43 PM

Do you have to let the seeds dry before planting? If so, for how long. I would love to get some started this spring. I love these peppers and have looked all over for plants - no luck. I would love some seeds if they are ready to plant. Thanks! Rose

Posted by: Rose Coon at May 10, 2010 1:31:58 PM

Thank you for posting this! I too have been buying the sweet mini peppers and LOVE them. I have been looking for seeds in stores and online but can't quite find an exact match. I will try this out this year!

Your blog posting is from a few years ago. My question to you is: each year have you saved the seeds from the previous year's mini pepper batch or saved from new ones at the store?

Thanks again!

Posted by: Alicia at Mar 6, 2011 5:52:02 PM

What an excellent blog! The only problem you might have is if the pepper is a hybrid, it may not give you the same pepper as the one the seed came from.

Posted by: donne russe at May 27, 2011 8:31:44 AM

I wish a good day with your garden tasks !!

Posted by: xl pharmacy at Nov 4, 2011 1:33:54 PM

This is TOO COOL! I have the same question as Alicia: each year have you saved the seeds from the previous year's mini pepper batch or saved from new ones at the store?

Posted by: jessica at Jan 13, 2012 2:11:56 PM

Seems like you may run out of sweet mini pepper seeds! I would love it if you could send some my way. Please let me know if you are willing.

Posted by: gina lynch at Jan 15, 2012 10:25:07 AM