More than 15 years ago, two young farmers relocated to the Hudson Valley from Pennsylvania, bringing with them the seeds for a high-producing sweet pepper called Sullivan’s Favorite Frying Pepper – dehybridized from the La Paris pepper. The farmers, Peter Brady and Graziella Cervi, grew Sullivan’s for several seasons, during which the pepper became lengthier and acquired the faintest hint of spice. The seed from this ever-improved pepper was generously shared with their neighbor, Hudson Valley Seed Library, and further selected for sweetness, size and productivity. The variety eventually changed enough to be renamed once again, earning a celebrated spot in the Library’s beloved seed catalog as the Bridge to Paris: a farmer-bred, regionally-adapted, open-pollinated variety that grows like gangbusters each summer up and down the Hudson River.


Grow Bridge to Paris Pepper in your own backyard:

Hudson Valley Seed Company

Uprising Seeds