4850 SW Middle Rd, Plattsburg, MO 64477

(816) 930-2175

Greenhouse in the spring
Farmers Market in the summer
Pumpkins in the fall


Windy Ridge grows over 25 varieties of peppers for your garden or patio. We know each variety from growing and picking during the summer season for our produce trailer and farmer’s markets. We can help you find the perfect pepper for your needs.

Pepper Plants - Sweet Peppers

Big Bertha

Big Bertha - 70 days - 7" x 3-1/2"
XL pepper. Thick walled and elongated. Very popular home garden

70 days - 7" x 3-1/2"

Green to Red

Extra large elongated pepper. Excellent foliage coverage. Fruit set through the whole season. Provides plentifully. One of the most popular for home gardens. 

California Wonder - Calwonder


75 days - 4" x 4"

Green to Red.

Most popular pepper in the US. Thick walled fruit is 3 or 4 lobed.

Cherry Sweet


70-80 days - 1-1/4" x 1-1/4"

Green to Red

Eaten red for full sweetness. These bite sized Italian peppers are prepared pickled and stuffed, roasted and stuffed or raw for sweet crunch in salads. Easily add a bit of gourmet to your table with Cherry Sweet. 

Chocolate Beauty


70-75 days - 4" x 3-1/2"

Dark Green to Deep Chocolate

Consistently produces nice blocky 4-lobed pepper. Good tasting green, but very sweet as it darkens through maroon and chocolate. 

Early Sunsation

Early Sunsation

69 days - 3-1/2" x 3-1/2" 

Dark Green to Golden Yellow

One of the earliest to mature to full color Sunsation is also fully and vibrantly clear as a bell yellow. Smaller pepper, but color and taste are worth it.


Flavorburst Sweet Pepper

70-75 days - 4-1/2" x 4-1/2"

Chartreuse to Yellow

Flavorburst is sweet even during the immature green stage with strong flavorful undertones. Special chartreuse  green color that matures to clear as a bell sunny yellow. 

Pepper Plants - Sweet Peppers

Giant Marconi

Giant Marconi Sweet Pepper

72 days - 8" x 3"

Green to Red

Italian-type sweet pepper known for its mild, smoky, sweet flavor. Good productivity all season. Sweetest when red

Golden Calwonder


72-74 days - 4" x 3-1/2"

Green to Yellow

Thick fleshed, very sweet 4 lobed fruit similar to California Wonder except mature color is yellow instead of red.

Gypsy Pepper


58 days - 5" x 2"


Beautiful European pepper that matures from a soft greenish yellow to a vibrant red. Passes through all the colors of the sunset while it does. Sweet and delicious during immature and mature stages. Delicious, crunchy and juicy fresh pepper. 

King Arthur


61 days - 4 1/2" x 4 1/2"

Green to Red

Unmatched for its large size and early maturity. Plants are tolerant to most diseases.


Pimento Sheeps Nose Pepper

95-100 days - 4 1/2" x 3"

Green to Red

Heart-shaped red pepper that is sweet and succulent with thick walls.

Pepper Plants - Sweet Peppers

Purple Beauty


72-76 days - 3 1/2" x 3 1/2"

Blocky, thick-walled peppers grow on plants with good cover to protect fruits from sun scald.

Red Knight


65-70 days - 4 1/2" x 4 1/2"

Dark Green to Bright Red

Early maturing blocky peppers that are great for stuffing. Will turn red 10 days earlier than most other varieties. Plants are compact and sturdy.



75 days - 5" x 4 1/2"

Green to Red

Good disease tolerance on large plants with a good canopy. Better cold tolerance than some other peppers. Thick-walled blocky peppers.

Sweet Banana Pepper


65-70 days - 8" x 1.5"

Light Yellow to Orange-Red

Plants fruit prolifically, easily producing up to 25 to 30 pods per plant. Great for frying or pickling.



69 days - 3 1/2" x 3 1/2"

Yellow to Purple to Red

Usually picked during the purple stage, these peppers have a yellow flesh that is sweet and has a crisp, juicy texture.

Yummy Mix


73 days - 2 1/4" x 1 1/4"

Green to Orange or Yellow or Red

A nearly seedless pepper that is crisp and very sweet. Good as an appetizer plain or stuffed.

Pepper Plants - Hot Peppers



80 days

300-500 Scoville Heat Units

The Mildest of the hot peppers. Continuous bearing and high yielding plants provide peppers excellent for salsa or guacamole.

Carolina Reaper


90 days

2,200,000 Scoville Heat Units

Currently the world's hottest pepper. It has a sweet, fruity flavor before the extreme heat kicks in. Handle and use with extreme caution!



62-72 days

30,000-50,000 Scoville Heat Units

This is the variety used for crushed red pepper flakes. Fruits are long and thin walled. 

Cherry Big Bomb


62-65 days

2,500-5,000 Scoville Heat Units

The plant is perfect for growing in containers. Thick-walled peppers are good for eating fresh, pickled or stuffed.

Ghost Pepper


80 days

Over 1,000,000 Scoville Heat Units

Held the World's Record for the hottest pepper for several years. 



95-100 days

215,000 Scoville Heat Units

This pepper has a thin, waxy flesh with a fruity aroma and piquant flavor.

Pepper Plants - Hot Peppers



77 days

4,000-6,000 Scoville Heat Units

Continuous heavy yielding plant. Large fruit with thick walls are excellent for stuffing.



85 days

500-600 Scoville Heat Units

This pepper offers earliness, mild flavor, and high yields. Good salsa peppers for those who like mild salsa.

Poblano ( Ancho )


70-80 days

1,000-2,000 Scoville Heat Units

Dried poblanos are called ancho chilies. They have a thick skin and a mild flavor. These are often used for chili rellenos.



75-80 days

10,000-20,000 Scoville Heat Units

Mature red peppers are hotter than immature green peppers. They can be pickled or used fresh in salsa or a pepper sauce.

Trinidad Scorpion


90 days

1,200,000 Scoville Heat Units

The second hottest pepper on the planet. Harvest and use with extreme caution!

Pepper Plants - Specialty Peppers

Shishito Peppers

Shishito Pepper

60 days

The shishito pepper has been taking the American culinary scene by storm the past few years. This small, 2-4 inch, thin walled pepper from Japan is one of the hottest new appetizers at cutting edge eateries. Good news is it’s super easy to prepare at home also.

   They are thought to be closely related to the Padron pepper from Spain and have similar flavors and growth habits. 

    Shishito gets it’s name from it’s appearance. The heavily wrinkled tip of the pepper looks like a lions head. Shishito is an abbreviation of shishi togarashi (lion chili pepper).

Shishito continued

Shishito Pepper

While it is a chili pepper, most have zero heat. One out of every 10-20 will have a punch of heat, but just enough to take you by surprise. Not enough to burn the top off of your head.

To cook simply blister with olive oil, then salt them and dress with a squeeze of lime juice. Grilling, broiling, sautéing and deep frying all work equally well for blistering these peppers. You’ll have a delicious and healthy farm to table treat in under 15 minutes.