I just strung 300 Super Chilies for drying. I can't breathe
Sounds like you are doing well with peppers.
I *might* be able to contend for the heaviest. Maybe!
Wait a minute, Peppercorn weighs ...... Oh, never mind.
Peppercorn would weigh more than my entire pepper crop, which is considerable. I put the entire dog's weight at 80-90 pounds. You're going to have to settle for the hairiest. And, if memory serves, a peppercorn is not even in the Solanaceae family. We're letting the dog enter the competition solely based upon its stunning good looks and that suspiciously crooked lip. (Is your dog laughing at me, or is it laughing at my drooping pepper plants?)
The Super Chilies are an extraordinary discovery for me. Last year, a friend sent me seeds for NuMex Big Jims, Yellow Habaneros, and Fish peppers. One of the seeds produced an oddity. I couldn't figure out what this pepper was, so I asked THG members for help. We finally decided it was a Super Chile.
It's a cute ornamental pepper, maybe 2' tall if it stands on its lower branches, and it grows its peppers like spikes on a dog's collar. I thought it would make a nice substitute for flowers in the 1' x 5' boxes I have in front of my street garden bed, so I saved some seeds. I wound up with 22 plants and promptly developed a blood clot that kept me out of the garden for over two weeks.
When I recovered enough to stagger out to the garden, I put five plants each in the two 1' x 5' boxes and the remaining twelve in a bed I had meant for corn. I wasn't able to prep the beds. I was able to dig the little boxes, but I planted the remaining twelve by simply digging holes, shoving the plants in, and tamping down the soil.
Those Super Chilies went to town. Given the worst conditions any plant of mine has ever endured, they settled in to producing like mad. I've given at least 600 peppers away, and today I strung at least 300 more. By the time three weeks have passed, I'll have another six or seven hundred little peppers.
My friends love 'em. They are super hot. I tested one for taste (I'm not a hot pepper fan), and I had a headache for the rest of the day.
I think these will be a staple for me from now on. They will grow in any kind of soil. They seem to thrive on an absolute minimum of space. I am told they are extremely tasty. As for production, they are like the rabbit of the plant world. They just keep on producing. Amazing. I am seriously sold on these peppers.
BTW, if anyone wants seeds, let me know. I've set aside several for seeds for next year, and I can collect some more.