Welcome to
  Northern Tropics!


At Northern Tropics, we grow cool, unusual and fun plants you can't find at "normal" places.

And we do this in a sustainable manner, using fewer sprays and chemicals   

    



 

With today's high gas and food prices, you might be spending more time at home, and wanting to watch your budget more than ever before.

Plant some interesting plants to make your patio or pool area more fun and enjoyable!

Plant some delicious gourmet tomatoes and peppers in your garden, or in a pot on your patio---save $$$, get great food, exercise, and fresh air at the same time.

You can't get any more local and fresh than your patio or back yard!!!

Visit our greenhouse to purchase plants to make your little corner of paradise more beautiful and fun...  1501 East Fuson Road, Muncie, IN 47302

Check out our informative guides and information links below, with recipes, banana care instructions, onion and leek growing instructions and picture links 

 To contact us, please click the  Northern Tropics facebook link below or the "contact us" button at the top left side of this page. You'll find information about our hours, phone numbers and a map to our location. Thank you!

 

 
 

NOW WE HOLD THE GUINNESS BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS TITLE "HEAVIEST BELL PEPPER'

 

 

 

What did we grow in 2014, what will we have in 2015? Many things are happening here seasonally at Northern Tropics....scroll down to see our tomato, pepper, and hot pepper selections...We also had a great selection of super cascade, double, and wave petunias, over 36 colors!...our Igloo mums, available beginning in late August, will amaze you--they are the mums that REALLY do come back, even if planted in the fall...not like those other "hardy" mums...

 

Hot Pepper list below

HOTTEST TO MILDEST ORDER, APPROX. SCOVILLE UNITS LISTED

Carolina Reaper-new 2014 world record $6.00 each  single pots 1,500,000+     

Trinidad Scorpion Butch T strain-world’s hottest pepper 2012&2013-1,400,000 $4.00 each single pots only

Bhut Jolokia red (ghost pepper, hottest 2011) 1,000,000  $3 each single pots only

Bhut Jolokia chocolate (chocolate ghost pepper) 1,000,000  $3 each single pots only

Bhut Jolokia yellow (yellow ghost pepper) 1,000,000 $3 each single pots only

Bhut Jolokia Peach (peach ghost pepper) 1,000,000 $3 each single pots only

Bhut Jolokia White (white ghost pepper) 1,000,000 $3 each single pots only

Trinidad Scorpion Yellow Cardi NEW! $2.00 each single pots only 300,000-800,000

Habanero White bullet 200,000-300,000

Scotch Bonnet Jamaican Yellow (green to yellow) 100,000-300,000

Scotch Bonnet Red (green to red) 100,000-300,000

Habanero Red 100,000-300,000

Habanero Chocolate 100,000-300,000

 Habanero Orange 100,000-300,000

Thai Hot (green to red) very small, very hot, short plants good for pots 50,000-100,000

Giant Thai Hot  1.5-2” long 50,000-100,000

Goat Horn Thai 3” long 50,000-100,000

Tricolor Variegata (ornamental and very hot for cooking, purple to red) 50,000-75,000

Indian Jwala (green to red) also called finger hot 50,000-100,000

Indian PC-1 50,000

Cayenne El Hombre F2, (green to red) great for drying, red pepper flakes 30,000-50,000

Guam Boonie pepper, (green to red)  seed from Guam, rare plants can be grown into a tree 20,000-70,000

Cumari Pollux, small wild type from Brazil 50,000

 

Pequin, from mexico, another small wild type, pea sized 30,000-50,000

Red Peter Pepper, really fun shape! (green to red) 20,000-50,000

Datil  from St Augustine Florida, 5,000-8,000

Aji Limon (small yellow, citrusy) shaped like a yellow tabasco DELICIOUS 5,000-8,000

Tabasco (green to red) 5,000-10,000

Bishops Crown (green to red), funny balloon shaped 5,000-15,000

 

Bulgarian Carrot, (green to orange) 3" long, tasty  10,000-30,000

 Brazilian Starfish 5,000-7,000

Serrano (green to red) 10,000-23,000

*Italico Hybrid, (green to red) hot italian type gets hotter when it’s dry 6-7” long 3,000-10,000

*Garden Salsa Hybrid, green to red, hybrid, can be variable in heat 6” long 4,000-7,000

 *Jalapeno Ixtapa Hybrid, hotter 7,000 scovilles, large

Jalapeno, Early (green to red) 4,000-7,000

 

*Compadre Jalapeno (green to red) large size pepper, normal heat level 5,000-6,000

*Chichimecca jalapeno (green to red) slightly milder, larger 4,000-6,000

Hungarian Hot Wax (Hot Banana) (yellow to red) 5,000-10,000

*Inferno Hybrid Hot Hungarian Wax (yellow to red) 5,000-10,000

Big Jim Hybrid, anaheim chile (green to red) 500-2000

 Red Hot Cherry 1,000-3,000

*Tiburon Ancho Hybrid (green to red) 1,000-2,000

Ancho Mulato Island (green to brownish red) 1,000-2,000

Tam Mild Jalapeno (green to red) very mild, very little heat, large 1,000-500

Pasilla Bajo (very mild mex. cooking pepper-very slightly hot) 500-2,000

Pepperoncini Italian -like in the pizza boxes only greener and tastier 500

Pepperoncini Greek Golden- like in the pizza boxes 500

 

 

Tomato List 2014  

Tomato list for 2014           *ones with * add +$.25 per plant, Market selections, high seed cost*

 

Red to pink large fruited

 

Better Boy hybrid

Big Boy hybrid                                                                                                    Bocek Italian

Old Fashioned Early Girl hybrid                                                                       Jet Star hybrid

Bush Early girl II hybrid,new version shorter plants                                       Amish Paste

Celebrity hybrid                                                                                                   Arkansas Traveler

Depps Pink                                                                                                            Thessaloniki

Red Stuffer                                                                                                             Trip L crop Italian tree

Siberia                                                                                                                    furry red boar

Sausage                                                                                                                 German Giant Pink

San Marzano                                                                                                       Aussie

Rutgers                                                                                                                  *Pik Rite hybrid+*

Roma                                                                                                                     *Fenda hybrid +*

                                                                                                                               *Mountain Pride hybrid

Omars Lebanese                                                                                                  Mexico

Mortgage Lifter

Hendersons Wins all

German Johnson Pink

Delicious

Depps Pink

 

 

 

Small fruited (cherry and Grape) red to pink

 

Hanging Basket                                                                   Red Grape, Sugar Plum                                                                              

Rosalita Pink Grape                                                            Amish Salad        

Large Red Cherry                                                                Reisetomate        

Stupice                                                                                   Red Star                                               

Pink Peach                                                                            Juliet

                                                                                               

 Yellow to orange Large-medium Fruited

 

Golden Jubilee                                                                                      Pineapple

Kelloggs Breakfast                                                                              Amana Orange

Jumbo Jim Orange                                                                              Yellow Giant Belgium

Pork Chop                                                                                             Plum Lemon

Aladdin’s Lamp                                                                                   Lemon Boy Hybrid.

Yellow Brandywine                                                                             Banana Legs

Hillbilly                                                                                 

 

 

Small Fruited Yellow to Orange to white

 

Ildi yellow grape                                                                                  Yellow cherry blondkopfchen

Yellow Pear                                                                                           Snow White Cherry

Garden Peach                                                                                       *Golden Honey Bunches hybrid*

 Autumn's striped                                                                                * Sungold*               

 

Large Bicolored or Striped

 

Old German Bicolor

Pineapple                                                                                              Mary Robinsons Bicolor

Mr Stripey                                                                                             Hillbilly

Furry Red Boar                                                                   

                                                                               

                                                                                                                               

 

Large Purple to Brown to Black

 

Russian Chocolate                                                                              Cherokee Chocolate

Cherokee Purple                                                                                  Black Krim

Black Sea Man                                                                                    Southern Night

Black Brandywine                                                                              Indian Stripe

Prudens Purple                                                                                     Noire Charbonneuse

Carbon                                                                                                  OSU Blue

Ananas noire                                                                                        Purple Calabash

 

 

Small black, brown, purple

 

Black Cherry                                                                                        Brown Berry

Black zebra                                                                                          Evans Purple pear

Black Prince                                                                                         Turks nuts

Black Maori Grape

 

Large Green when Ripe

 

Aunt Ruby’s German Green                                                              Emerald Evergreen

Green Giant                                                                                          Harvard Square

Cherokee Green                                                                  

                                                                               

 

Small green when ripe

 

Aunt Ruby’s German Cherry                                                            Green Grape

Green Zebra

 

Large White

 

White Queen                                                                                         White Beauty

White Wonder                                                                                      Great White Beefsteak

 

 

 

UNUSUAL

 

Silvery Fir tree- lacy foliage                                                               Stick-pom pom leaves

Angora-fuzzy red cherry                                                                    pink peach-fuzzy pink salad

Garden peach-fuzzy apricot                                                               Osu Blue-inky purple and red

Plum Lemon-lemon shape                                                                  Berkeley Tie dye heart-striped

Variegated-striped leaf                                                                       Striped Stuffer-hollow 4 salads

Reisetomate -Pull-apart cherry                                                          Yellow Out Red IN-salad sized

 Red Stuffer- Red stuffing tomato

 

 

 Bell Pepper list 2014

 

Pepper List *market selections add + $.25 per plant for seed costs, market growers choices*

 

Sweet

Mini sweet pepper mix, mix of orange, yellow, red, like those sold in stores

 

 

Turning red

Alma paprika, dry and grind for paprika

Pimento L, pimento type

Yolo wonder -improved cal wonder

California wonder

Keystone resistant giant

*King Arthur

*Big Early

*Colossal

*Excursion hybrid

Sweet red cherry, 2” red

*Carmen, hybrid Italian sweet bullhorn

 

Turning Yellow

Sweet banana

*Ethem hybrid sweet banana

Golden California wonder

*Early Sunsation hybrid

*Summer Sweet hybrid

Cubanelle

 Yellow Bell

 

Turning brown

Chocolate beauty bell

 

Turning orange

Orange bell (Horizon)

 

Turning white to red

Diamond white bell

Sandpiper

 

Turning purple to red

Purple beauty bell

 

Mini sweet pepper mix, mix of orange, yellow, red, like those sold in stores

 

Hot pepper list 2014

 

 

 

HOTTEST TO MILDEST ORDER, APPROX. SCOVILLE UNITS LISTED

 

Trinidad Scorpion Butch T strain-world’s hottest pepper 2012&2013-1,400,000 $4.00 each single pots only

Carolina Reaper-new 2014 world record $6.00 each  single pots 1,500,000+          

Bhut Jolokia red (ghost pepper, hottest 2011) 1,000,000  $3 each single pots only

Bhut Jolokia chocolate (chocolate ghost pepper) 1,000,000  $3 each single pots only

Bhut Jolokia yellow (yellow ghost pepper) 1,000,000 $3 each single pots only

Bhut Jolokia Peach (peach ghost pepper) 1,000,000 $3 each single pots only

Bhut Jolokia White (white ghost pepper) 1,000,000 $3 each single pots only

Trinidad Scorpion Yellow Cardi NEW! $3.00 each single pots only 300,000-800,000

Habanero White bullet 200,000-300,000

Scotch Bonnet Jamaican Yellow (green to yellow) 100,000-300,000

Scotch Bonnet Red (green to red) 100,000-300,000

Habanero Red 100,000-300,000

Habanero Chocolate 100,000-300,000

 

Habanero Orange 100,000-300,000

Thai Hot (green to red) very small, very hot,  short plants good for pots 50,000-100,000 lingering heat

Tricolor Variegata (ornamental and very hot for cooking, purple to red) 50,000-75,000

Indian Jwala (green to red) also called finger hot 50,000-100,000

Cayenne El Hombre F2, (green to red) great for drying, red pepper flakes 30,000-50,000

Guam Boonie pepper, (green to red)  seed from Guam, rare plants can be grown into a tree 20,000-70,000

Red Peter Pepper, really fun shape! (green to red) 20,000-50,000

Datil  from St Augustine Florida, 5,000-8,000

Aji Limon (small yellow, citrusy) shaped like a yellow tabasco DELICIOUS 5,000-8,000

Tabasco (green to red) 5,000-10,000

Bishops Crown (green to red), funny balloon shaped 5,000-15,000

 

Brazilian Starfish 5,000-7,000

Serrano (green to red) 10,000-23,000

*Italico Hybrid, (green to red) hot italian type gets hotter when it’s dry 6-7” long 3,000-10,000

*Garden Salsa Hybrid, green to red, hybrid, can be variable in heat 6” long 4,000-7,000

 

*Jalapeno Ixtapa Hybrid, hotter 7,000 scovilles, large

Jalapeno, Early (green to red) 4,000-7,000

*Chichimecca jalapeno (green to red) slightly milder, larger 4,000-6,000

Hungarian Hot Wax (Hot Banana) (yellow to red) 5,000-10,000

*Inferno Hybrid Hot Hungarian Wax (yellow to red) 5,000-10,000

Big Jim Hybrid, anaheim chile (green to red) 500-2000

 

Red Hot Cherry 1,000-3,000

*Tiburon Ancho Hybrid (green to red) 1,000-2,000

Ancho Mulato Island (green to brownish red) 1,000-2,000

Tam Mild Jalapeno (green to red) very mild, very little heat, large 1,000-500

Pasilla Bajo (very mild mex. cooking pepper-very slightly hot) 500-2,000

Pepperoncini Italian -like in the pizza boxes only greener and tastier 500

Pepperoncini Greek Golden- like in the pizza boxes 500

 

 

 

This year, flats are $20 (12 four packs of different or same varieties), four packs of the same variety are $2 each, single plants are $1 each, and market selections are add $.25 per plant to the before mentioned prices.

 

Igloo mums in the following colors will be available in August 2014, in large 3 gallon pots, $9 each, 5/$40

Rosy Igloo (bronze)

Frosty White

Cool Purple

Sunny Yellow

NEW for 2014 we'll have Igloo Fireworks! a pinkish spider mum

 

 AND MORE!!!

  • Hart's Garden Seeds, available beginning Feb. 2014!
  • GreenClean Algaecide for fish ponds 
  • AgTabs Aquatic Plant Fertilizers
  • Captain Jack's Dead Bug Brew Concentrate
  • Bell Aquaculture Fresh Fish Emulsion fertilizer (organic) made in Redkey, IN!  
  • Hardy Waterlilies
  • Water hyacinths and water lettuce 
  • Marginal pond plants, hardy and tropical 
  • Heirloom and Hybrid tomato plants
  • Heirloom and Hybrid hot or sweet pepper plants
  •  EXPANDED SELECTION of Vegetable plants, including our new "Market Selections"
  • Hanging baskets, unusual plants, houseplants 
  • Onion Sets and Onion Plants
  • Promix and Baccto Potting Soil
  • Tomato cages and seedstarting supplies  
  • Our Produce stand, open 24/7 seasonally 
  • Fall Decorations, pumpkins, gourds and Mums
  • Gift Certificates, perfect for anyone on your list!

 

Fun and unusual plants like Daturas, tropical bananas, hardy bananas, alocasias, hardy Hibiscus plants, mums and perennials, hostas, and other cool and unusual surprises...check back, or even better yet--stop in and check things out!!!!We now have elephant ears that come back, and you don't have to bring them in.

Don't forget to come and see our GIANT Alocasia Calidora and our huge Bananas!

 

 

 


 


 
 
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