Mary's Pepper Garden Challenge Posted on 12 Dec 06:57 , 2 comments

Hello and thank you for joining our challenge! This is going to be so much fun!

If you like to grow Peppers and you like a good challenge then you're definitely in the right place!

Mary's Pepper Garden Challenge will start on January 1, 2020 and end on September 30, 2020

Seeds should be started on January 1st or later.

You can start as many seeds as you would like

Here's how to win:

Start your seeds on or after January 2020

Start counting and documenting how many peppers you harvest from each plant.  The most harvested peppers for each seed variety wins!

(That's 3 different winners) Prizes will be announced January 1, 2020

In order to claim your prize you must reside in the US or Canada. We welcome gardeners to join us around the world but we are unable to ship everywhere at this time.

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Here's the video we posted for this challenge:




75 to 90 days to maturity. Also known as Guero chili pepper, matures from yellow to orange-red with mild heat and slight sweetness. 700 on the Scoville rating scale

It works well either cooked or fresh for salads, salsas, and other dishes based on chile peppers. Plants grow about 2 feet tall and are resistant to tobacco mosaic virus.


75-95 days.  Gorgeous chocolate colored habanero peppers.  Don’t let the color fool you; these are not candy, but rather flaming-hot fruit that carry a massive  300,000 Scoville units of heat!



90 days.  This famous heirloom was introduced into Louisiana in 1848 and became the main ingredient in Tabasco Pepper Sauce. This pepper is very hot and has a delicious flavor. The plants grow up to 4 feet tall and are covered with small, thin peppers. Needs a warm summer or can be grown as a potted plant. Fruit ripen from green to orange, then red.



Companion planting is based around the idea that certain plants can benefit others when planted next to, or close to one another.

Companion planting exists to benefit certain plants by giving them pest control, naturally without the need to use chemicals, and in some cases came mean a higher crop yield

Companion planting for Peppers includes: Borage, Basil , Dill, Parsley and Marigold (and more). For a complete list, check out our companion planting guide.


You'll find over 45 varieties of Heirloom Pepper seeds at Mary's Heirloom Seeds. We continue to grow and help people grow more and more every year. if you're looking for seeds, You're in the right place!

If you have additional questions please give us a call or email

Happy Planting!

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