When it comes to peppers, most gardeners crave the sweet blocky bell. Its thick, juicy flesh and sweet flavor are universally appealing, but its ripening season, sadly, is quite long. Struggle with this problem in your garden? Invite the King to visit. Introduced in 1934 by Harris Seeds of Rochester, NY, King of the North is a fast-maturing pepper that finds short seasons and cool temperatures to be no match. In fact, while all peppers like some heat, we've found in our trials that the King does better in a moderately warm summer than in a scorcher.