‘Yummy’ Snack Peppers

One of the peppers in the Family of 4 Garden you are probably used to seeing in the grocery store by now, but not in the local garden center. That pepper is our ‘Yummy’ Snack Pepper. No, I’m not talking baby talk at you. The variety name actually is ‘Yummy’.

You have probably seen snack peppers like this in plastic clamshell containers being sold for $3, $4, or $5. Our plant obviously produces orange peppers, but you can also get ‘Yummy’ varieties that are yellow and red.

I chopped this pepper up and wandered around the office proffering samples. This pepper is deliciously sweet! I think it has a bit of a sweet dried apricot flavor combined with a sweet pepper flavor. So it’s kind of fruity, but in a good way. The only place I’ve seen that you can buy plants of this pepper is at Arnold’s Greenhouse near Leroy, KS. (I could be wrong!)

If you want to buy the seeds, you can get them from Totally Tomatoes for a small packet (15 seeds) or Seedway for a huge packet (100+ seeds). We’ve already gotten 3 peppers off our single plant, so the $2.95 cost of seeds is well worth it, especially when you think about the price in the grocery store!

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About Rebecca

I'm a Horticulture Educator with Sedgwick County Extension, a branch of K-State Research and Extension, located in Wichita, KS. I teach about fruits, vegetables, and lawn care.

Posted on July 7, 2010, in Around the Garden, Family of 4 Garden and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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