Featured Hot Peppers:
Charleston Hot-In hot demand since its introduction to the world back in 1993, this bright-colored rainbow of 3 to 4 inch long cayenne peppers was bred by scientists from the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Charleston, South Carolina. Great in any dish or sauce that you want to give a little bit of kick.
Datil - Originally from the island of Minorca in the Mediterranean Sea, these extremely hot peppers are mainly produced in St. Augustine, Florida (via Chile). Very popular in many dishes and sauces not only because they have a similar heat level as habaneros, but with an added sweet, fruity flavor.
Featured Sweet Peppers:
Shishito - A popular Japanese sweet pepper found prepared in many dishes, these glossy, bright green peppers are slender, thin, and grow to about 6 inches in length. Every one out of ten will have a bit of spice to them. The name refers to the tip of the pepper having the image of a lion’s head.
Merlot Hybrid - Liven up your salads or stir-fries by adding a bit of color and sweetness. Lush foliage protects these beautifully large, mouth-watering, thick-walled bells from the sun. The fruits changes through a series of colors before finally turning purple.
All tomatoes and peppers for this sale were carefully propagated and organically grown exclusively in the Arboretum nursery by skilled volunteers. Proceeds from this annual sale benefit the Fullerton Arboretum. There is not a charge for visitors, however to help support the development of the Arboretum gardens and educational programs, voluntary donations at the main entrance are encouraged. Memberships will be available at the door. A complete listing of all tomatoes and peppers available for sale can be found at the bottom of this page (links).
Tomato and Pepper List