Slideshow: Market Scene: Peppers Hot and Sweet at the Union Square Greenmarket

Mixed Hot Peppers, Eckerton Hill Farm
Mixed Hot Peppers, Eckerton Hill Farm
Eckerton Hill's hot peppers are as striking as their tomatoes were earlier in the season. These boxes are sorted but you can also mix and match for $4/box.
Fatalii Peppers, Eckerton Hill Farm
Fatalii Peppers, Eckerton Hill Farm
With a name like fatalii, you know these bright yellow peppers are no joke.
Sweet Nardellos, Eckerton Hill Farm
Sweet Nardellos, Eckerton Hill Farm
Eckerton Hill also sells this sweeter variety.
Hot Peppers, Oak Grove Plantation
Hot Peppers, Oak Grove Plantation
Cayennes, red and yellow and peach colored habaneros, jalapenos ranging from mild to hot, pasillas, Santa Fes, Anaheims, serranos, and the storied naga bhut jolokia are just a few of the varieties on offer at Oak Grove's stand, which offers the best selection of hot peppers at the market.
Assorted Sweet Peppers, Oak Grove Plantation
Assorted Sweet Peppers, Oak Grove Plantation
Sweet peppers of every shape, size and color, with practically as much variety as the farm's hot peppers.
Shisitoes, Oak Grove Plantation
Shisitoes, Oak Grove Plantation
One special variety on offer here is this sweet variety.
Hot Portugal Peppers, Keith's Farm
Hot Portugal Peppers, Keith's Farm
Keith's Farm sells these hot portugal peppers.
Frying Peppers and Feherezon Peppers, Keith's Farm
Frying Peppers and Feherezon Peppers, Keith's Farm
Keith's Farm was also selling quarts of frying peppers (left) and sweet feherezons (right), a Hungarian variety of frying pepper. They also sell bright red Italian frying peppers.
Pasillas, Cayennes, and Banana Peppers, Maxwell's Farm
Pasillas, Cayennes, and Banana Peppers, Maxwell's Farm
Maxwell's offers a great selection of sweet and hot peppers, including these pasillas, cayennes, and bananas, and also poblanos, anaheims, jalapenos, and sweet bell peppers, among others.