Are hybrid bell pepper seeds worth the price?
Last year I ordered all open-pollinated bell pepper seeds because they are so much cheaper. It's $5-8 for a thousand seeds, as compared to $60-100+ for the hybrids. For example "Orange Blaze" is $151 for a thousand, and "Orange Sun" is $9. The price difference is extraordinary. They both look like the same pepper to me.
Is the production difference between OP and hybrid bell peppers as drastic as that of hybrid versus heirloom tomatoes?
I had a lousy year for peppers, but so did everyone else due to the weather. I sell plants mostly, but it is to the same customers each year, and I really want them to have success with what they buy. I also would like to have better results for the ones we garden to eat, and I wonder if the expensive hybrids are worth the price.