Q: Dear Dave,
A company called Master’s Touch is marketing a product called MiniPeppers Piments Miniatures. They are sweet and very good. What are they, and are seeds available?
A: Hello JM:
They are miniature bell peppers for the produce industry. Here’s the description of them from www.masterstouch.com: "In taste testing surveys, 70% of consumers tell us that Master’s Touch® MiniPeppers taste better than regular bell peppers. And taste is what matters most. Through traditional plant breeding and a proprietary seed, Master’s Touch® developed a small pepper with a sweet taste, good texture and uniform ‘thumb’ size. These virtually seedless, crayon-colored red, yellow and orange assorted MiniPeppers add a surprisingly mild flavor to dishes." They state that the seeds are proprietary–they may even be a hybrid. Most probably the seeds are not available to the home gardener.