Santa Fe Grande-(Capsicum annuum)-The ancestor of this pepper is the Hungarian Sweet Wax pepper. In the Early 1960’s Dr. Paul Smith of UC Davis University did some crossing of Hungarian Wax varieties with the local Fresno pepper. This resulted in the pepper called Caloro. Later selective breeding from the Caloro resulted in the Santa Fe Grande. It was first marketed by Peto seeds in 1965. The Santa Fe Grande peppers average 3 to 5 inches long and 1.5 inches wide. They ripen from a whitish yellow to orange and finally red. They have a nice sweetness and are used many times as substitutions for Jalapenos when more sweetness and less heat is desired. They are also highly resistant to Tobacco Mosaic virus which is transmitted by aphid pests to pepper plants. The Santa Fe Grande chiles are great for stuffing poppers, salsa, sauces, pickling and salads. The Santa Fe Grande chile plants grow 24 to 30 inches tall and are ideal for container growing.