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Garden of Apologies

Canadian Pepper Farm supplying Sorry Sauce Canadian Hot Sauce and others in Ontario.

Capsicum Annum

Garden of Apologies Green Anaheim
500 - 2,500 SHU
Anaheim Green

A Hatch type pepper normally picked green. It roasts nicely and makes a good powder.

Displayed here with Acorn, Louise and Bruce

500 - 2,500 SHU
Anaheim Orange

A Hatch type pepper with notes of citrus sweetness and a mild kick. Great for grilling, stuffing or adding to hot sauce.

80,000 - 100,000 SHU
Basket of Fire

Compact, ornamental plants with heavy production. The pods are thin walled and dry well to make powder.

Garden of Apologies Big Bang
 0 - 500 SHU
Big Bang

The Chinese space programme sent some seeds into space. Did the radiation affect the seeds? I don't know, but these space chiles are good roasters red or green.

Garden of Apologies Big Bertha
 0 SHU
Big Bertha Red

Giant bell peppers, sometimes 20cm long. Everything you expect from a bell pepper, but bigger. And Bertha.

5,000 - 10,000 SHU
Black Hungarian

Ripening from dark purple to cherry red, Black Hungarian peppers bring an earthy sweetness and mild heat.

Garden of Apologies Black Pearl
 10,000 - 30,000 SHU
Black Pearl

Mostly an ornamental pepper, Black Pearls are indeed edible with a fruity sweetness and creeper heat.

Garden of Apologies Bulgarian Carrot
5,000 - 30,000 SHU
Bulgarian Carrot

Origin: Bulgaria - Seeds were smuggled out from behind the Iron Curtain.

Flavour: Crisp and fruity

Garden of Apologies Bulgarian Carrot
100 - 1,000 SHU
Cajun Belle

Origin: USA - AAS Winner

Flavour: Small, red bell peppers with a hint of spice.

30,000 - 40,000 SHU
Cayenne, Buena Mulata

An heirloom cultivar from Horace Pippin, this cayenne has a sweet, smoky flavour. The pods ripen from purple to deep red and make an excellent powder.

5,000 - 30,000 SHU
Cayenne, Ho Chi Minh

Very productive plants originally from Vietnam. Thick walled, crunchy peppers with a hint of lemon flavour.

30,000 - 50,000 SHU
Cayenne, Monster

I bought a bushel of cayenne peppers at St Jacob's Farmers Market a few years ago, and they were massive! I saved the seeds and grow them again every season.

Garden of Apologies Red Cayenne
30,000 - 50,000 SHU
Cayenne, Red

Origin: French Guiana

Flavour: Sweet, fruity

Garden of Apologies Chilhuacle Amarillo
30,000 - 50,000 SHU
Chilhuacle Amarillo

Origin: Oaxaca, Mexico

Flavour: Apparently, they should have a tart and fruity flavour. Our production was disappointing in 2023.

Garden of Apologies Thunder Cacho Brown
20,000 - 50,000 SHU
Cayenne, Thunder Cacho Brown

Cross of Thunder Mountain Longhorn and Cacho Negro. Mild heat with an earthy sweetness. Very long, thin brown pods. This photo shows dried pods 'cause it was crazy at harvest time and I missed taking a photo of fresh pods.

1,000 - 2,000 SHU
Costeno, Amarillo

Heirloom pepper from Oaxaca, with a fresh citris burn. Thin walled, and great for powder. The Amarillo pods are orange, and the Rojo pods are larger and red.

5,000 - 15,000 SHU
Costeno, Rojo

Heirloom pepper from Oaxaca, with an earthy, fruity burn. Thin walled and great for powder.

 Est. 500 SHU
Don's Pepper

This pepper was a one-off seedling I got in 2017 from a guy named Don who had an accidental cross pollination between a bell pepper and something hotter.
I didn't think to take a photo at the time 'cause it just looked like a red bell pepper.

Garden of Apologies Gong Bao
 5,000 - 10,000 SHU
Gong Bao

Also known as Kung Pao, this long and thin pepper is a staple in many Chinese dishes. The heat is neutral and great for cooking.
Peppers can be used when green, but have a sweet and fruity taste when ripe.

Garden of Apologies Chernobyl Jalapeno
Jalapeno Chernobyl

Originally from Italy, the Chernobyl Jalapeno has all of the heat bred out of it and is just a really nice, sweet pepper. It's been a staple pepper here since 2020.

Garden of Apologies Hungarian Wax
1,000 - 15,000 SHU
Hungarian Wax

Origin: Hungary

Flavour: Sweet but waxy

Garden of Apologies Jalapeno Dancing Spirits
 5,000 - 10,000 SHU
Jalapeno, Dancing Spirits

Pods ripen from yellow to orange to red. Jalapeno flavour with light citrus notes.

Garden of Apologies Jalapeno, La Bomba II
5,000 - 10,000 SHU
Jalapeno La Bomba II

Giant jalapeno pods! La Bomba II is a must grow here every season. Jalapeno goodness in giant pods. They're on the mild side, but the pods are huge!

Garden of Apologies Jalapeno M
5,000 - 10,000 SHU
Jalapeno M

When someone says jalapeno, they're probaby thinking of M variety. It's the most common around. It's the jalapeno of jalapeno peppers.

Garden of Apologies Jamaican Mushroom
 100,000 - 350,000 SHU
Jamaican Mushroom, Yellow

Origin: Jamaica

Flavour: Sweet, fruity and citrusy.

Garden of Apologies Kalugeritsa
 5,000 - 10,000 SHU

Origin: Kalugeritsa, North Macedonia

Flavour: Sweet, complex red bell pepper

Garden of Apologies Lesya
 0 SHU

Origin: Ukraine

Flavour: The sweetest of the bell peppers. Thick walled, crunchy with a sweet red bell pepper flavour.

Garden of Apologies Marconi, Purple
 0 SHU
Marconi, Purple

Italian heirloom sweet pepper. This cultivar has purple pods that ripen into a deep crimson.

Garden of Apologies Red Marconi
 0 SHU
Marconi, Red

Italian heirloom sweet pepper. Similar to a Shepherds pepper, but much better.
The photo shows frozen pods, so I'll update the photo with fresh pods in the 2023 season.

0 - 500 SHU
Petit Marseillais

Heirloom sweet pepper from France with a rich and complex flavour. Sweet, earthy, smoky, fruity and very slightly hot. 
Just like *insert name here to build your own joke*!

Garden of Apologies Portugal
30,000 SHU

Origin: Introduced in 1935 by Joseph Harris & Co. of NY, USA

Flavour: Sweet, fruity

300,000-400,000 SHU

A cross between a Pimenta de Neyde and a golden habanero. Floral and slightly bitter, but quite hot for an annuum.

Garden of Apologies Purple Pumpkin
5,000 - 25,000 SHU
Purple Pumpkin

Origin: Unknown

Flavour: Fruity

Garden of Apologies Purple UFO
 30,000 - 45,000 SHU
Purple UFO

Peppers ripen from light purple to deep red. Edible ornamental pepper.

Garden of Apologies Quickfire
40,000 SHU 

Origin: USA, 2022 AAS winner
Flavour: Thai style pepper with sharp heat and floral taste

 10,000 - 20,000 SHU 

Similar to a jalapeno pepper, but a bit hotter.

 50 - 200 SHU

A Japanese pepper, ideal for frying up green. Red ripe peppers are a bit sweeter, and only some of the pods have heat.

Garden of Apologies Big Horn Shepherd
 0 SHU
Shepherd, Big Horn

Like a red bell pepper, but longer and triangular. Sweet and bell peppery, but with no heat.

50,000 - 100,000 SHU

There are many varieties of Thai pepper, but these came from a packet labelled "Thai" so your guess is as good as mine. Nice peppers though.

Garden of Apologies Toreador

Origin: Romano type

Flavour: Sweet, red bell pepper flavour

Garden of Apologies Tunisian Baklouti
1,000 - 5,000 SHU
Tunisian Baklouti

Origin: Tunisia

Flavour: Traditional pepper for harissa. Sweet

Garden of Apologies Canadian Pepper Farm

The Garden of Apologies and Greenhouse of Extreme Regret are part of the Sorry Sauce family in Mapleton, ON, Canada.

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