Garden Salsa Pepper


Garden Salsa is an easy and delicious summertime recipe made of tomatoes, peppers, and onions.

Homegrown tomatoes make excellent salsa. Choose varieties such as Roma that contain few seeds and provide more meatiness.

Add heat to your salsa with Garden Salsa hybrid pepper plants offering moderate scorchio heat units.

Heat Level

Garden salsa peppers offer an enjoyable heat level that is easily tolerated by many who do not prefer spicy foods. Hotter than an Anaheim pepper but not as intensely hot as jalapenos, garden salsa peppers make an excellent choice for Picante sauce and other Mexican cuisines, yielding smooth green 8 to 9-inch fruits that turn red when fully matured; their plants produce heavy yields of fruit while being resistant to tobacco mosaic virus.

Explicitly designed for salsa, this hybrid offers just the right amount of heat to add zesty spice to salads, soups, and more. Boasting a Scoville rating of 3,000, it features an intense kick paired with subtle flavor notes that growers can harvest anytime for mild salsa or let fully ripen to experience classic Mexican cuisine’s heat and color.

Create the ideal salsa according to your tastes by adding extra jalapeno pepper, cayenne pepper, paprika or other dried ground chiles, fresh garlic cloves (raw or roasted), shallots and scallions or any combination thereof. Lime juice can also be substituted for lemon, plus apple cider vinegar splashed on for some tartness; more or less sugar can be added at your discretion for a unique flavor experience!


Nothing says summer like fresh garden salsa, a classic Mexican-style sauce with chopped vegetables marinated in lime juice. Easy to prepare and full of the vibrant flavors of home vegetable gardens, its simple preparation can showcase its glorious harvest. For added heat, try adding more jalapeno or cayenne peppers according to taste, or for something tangier, add lime zest and garlic as needed.

An assortment of tomatoes is available, but beefsteak tomatoes make for the ideal salsa because of their few seeds and juicy texture. Heirloom varieties also work very well, adding beautiful hues and textures. You could also opt for cherry or Amish paste tomatoes (similar to Romas) for an alternative sweeter variation on this dish.

Garden Salsa Hybrid peppers are essential components of homemade salsa. Their long, skinny shape measures 8-9 inches long by 1 inch wide when fully matured; their heat range ranges slightly hotter than Anaheim or Jalapeno varieties, giving off subtle yet distinctive notes that complement various dishes beautifully. Furthermore, this hybrid chile offers excellent tolerance while resisting the tobacco mosaic virus.

Diced onions are essential in salsa making, whether white, yellow, or red in hue. Scallions or shallots make an attractive alternative if desired for milder flavoring options. Garlic adds warmth and zestiness while being easy to grow in your garden; ground cumin adds an earthiness that compliments chile peppers perfectly.

Cilantro, an essential ingredient in salsa dishes, grows well in home gardens and supermarkets. However, due to its tendency for bolting to seed in hot weather, new plants must be planted as soon as old ones fade – or start indoors before transplanting outdoors once temperatures cool off.


This hybrid chile pepper was specifically created to meet the demands of salsa making. Scoville ratings of 3,000 indicate it offers enough spice to produce some heat in fresh homemade salsa without spoiling guests with its spicy heat. With high-yielding output and thick walls that mature to bright red when mature, this variety also offers resistance against the tobacco mosaic virus.

Gardeners looking for an abundance of medium-hot, delicious salsa peppers throughout the year should opt for this versatile pepper, as its versatility enables harvesting large amounts of medium-hot yet flavorful peppers throughout their season. From harvesting fresh green peppers for salsa or allowing them to ripen further for increased flavor and spice to using them in cooking recipes like Picante sauce, enchiladas, or Mexican dishes! Its thin yet firm skin makes it an excellent addition to words such as Picante sauce or enchiladas, among many others!

This variety is easy and disease-resistant. You can start it indoors or in climates with short growing seasons outdoors after the last frost date; be sure to use enriched garden soil and water and fertilize regularly, as plants will benefit from caging or staking. Harvest peppers while green for less spice, or allow them to ripen fully before picking for more flavor; they can even be dried in chili and other dishes! This variety is non-GMO and OMRI-certified organic.


A salsa garden is an easy and cost-effective way to stock your kitchen with all the fresh ingredients required for homemade salsa. From dedicated space for growing all five elements together or incorporated into a larger vegetable plot, planting tomatoes, peppers, garlic, onion cilantro, and lime fruit plants is simple – and works in most US climates; containers on patio or porch spaces work just as well!

Add spice to your garden salsa recipe by choosing pepper varieties with a high Scoville rating capable of producing spicy peppers, such as Jalapeno peppers. Other good choices may include Serrano and Habanero varieties – these are more difficult to grow from seed but still may work in many gardens – selecting hotter peppers will ensure that your salsa meets your spice preferences!

As onions are an integral ingredient in salsa, choose a flavorful and quick-maturing variety. Scallions (green onions) make for an easy harvest due to being harvested much sooner than full-sized onions. In terms of planting method and growing zone considerations, sets or seeds could work equally well; to expedite growth faster indoors before the growing season officially starts may also help speed things up!

Garlic is another essential salsa ingredient, and Creole or Italian varieties such as Creole garlic can provide extra zesty notes to your recipe. Garlic cloves can easily be purchased online or at garden centers; hardneck types will add even more depth of flavor!

Cilantro is an essential herb used in salsa recipes, and harvesting can occur from either its original plant when it goes to flower or seed can be planted every few weeks throughout summer to maintain an ample supply. Because cilantro proliferates, space its plants apart so it does not overshadow other vegetables in your garden.