Wenk’s Yellow

Three-inch long wax peppers with nice thick walls, they ripen from yellow to bright orange then red. Grown by the late Eris Wenk, one of the last large truck farmers in Albuquerque’s South Valley. A great variety for canning and pickling. Medium heat.


Collected from the Native Seed Search in Arizona. The Caribe is a Native chile of Southern Chihuahua, Mexico. They ripen from green to red and have a super strong heat extremely hot like a habanero. Associated with Tarahumara and Tepehuan communities. 20% of sales will go back to the Native Seed Search to promote their …

Yellow Jimmy Nardello

A stunning find in the fields at Gales Meadow Farm in Forest Grove, Oregon. A yellow version of the amazing Italian Jimmy Nardello frying peppers. These pack pack flavor into next week! We used these to balance rich deep the flavor in the Crillio Sello hot sauce we made this season.

The Italian Tomato

  While traveling in Italy, funny things happened to my knowledge of tomatoes. Two things particularly, the first was the unexpected regionalization of the vegetables and especially in the tomatoes. The second was what Italian tomato names represent to us in the states. Ill explain both a bit further. My trip to Italy started like …

Interesting article on seedbanks

Interesting article on seedbanks all over the globe. Who has the largest collection of veggies? The world's largest public vegetable germplasm collection, the AVRDC Genebank holds more than 59,500 different germplasms from 156 countries. The AVRDC does. Read on...Seed Bank Article.  

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