Spotted recently at the National Heirloom Festival in Santa Rosa, a plethora of peppers—both hot and mild—that got us excited for the onset of chili season:
Photographs by Marla Aufmuth for Gardenista.
Above: Recommended for containers and small space gardens, Chinese Five Color peppers are $2.50 for a packet of seeds from Baker Creek.
Above: Non profit Seed Savers Exchange, established in 1975, has more than 60 kinds of pepper seeds on offer.
Above: For more heirlooms, see "Who Says a Cucumber Has to Be Green?"