We keep things sweet here with our sweet banana peppers, and add some heat to the mix with our jalapeños!
We are growing and receiving both sweet banana and jalapeño peppers here at The Pickle Station. We begin planting in mid May, where each and every pepper plant seedling is carefully handled and transplanted with love. At harvest time, all of our peppers are picked by hand; this is a very labour intensive crop. We bring in 25-40 foreign workers to help us with this job; they are a great asset to the company, and make the job fun with their positive and energetic personalities. After the peppers are picked, they come into our facility where they are inspected for quality before hitting the road to get to their final destination. We handle over 12 million pounds of peppers each year!
Help is always needed at our facility, if you like hands-on, are at least 18 years of age, and looking for work from August-October, we would love to hear from you; it’s the most colourful job around! See the Jobs tab above, or email us at [email protected]
Did you know?
- The green peppers you purchase in the stores may actually be an immature, non-ripe version of the other colour varieties. Interesting fact, not all peppers start off green, nor do green bell peppers always mature into other colours.
- Jalepenos were the first peppers that travelled into space on a NASA shuttle.
- Red peppers are known to have more vitamins and nutrients and contain the antioxidant lycopene, compared to green peppers. The level of carotene, like lycopene, is nine times higher in red peppers, and have twice the vitamin C content of green peppers.
- Peppers were named by Christopher Columbus and other explorers who were searching for peppercorn plants to produce black pepper.