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Re: 2016 Pepper Varieties -- whatcha growin?

This is what I've started:

Thai Full Moon (from carelessly saved seed, so...?)
Thai Vesuvius (see above)
Indian Jwala
Hungarian Wax (aka hot banana in my book)
Spanish Padron
California Wonder (bell)

Not going to bother with the Carolina reapers or habs....I grew both last year as a novelty, but I just don't use enough of those to justify the garden space.

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Re: 2016 Pepper Varieties -- whatcha growin?

I saved three Habernos at the end of last year, bringing them indoors, I also have a UPP (Unidentified Pepper Plant) that may be a Tobasco. It never produced last year, so this year I guess we'll see

24 Poblano sprouts
24 Cascabella sprouts
32 Cascabel sprouts

(hopefully. Not all are up yet)
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Re: 2016 Pepper Varieties -- whatcha growin?

Here are those early peppers I started on 2-7, along with the pea eggplants, started on 2-1, showing how fast they are growing.

3-7:
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3-17:
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3-21:
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3-26:
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I will soon be re-potting these, for sure!
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I'm going all out this year with Numex Joe E. Parkers. I've got about 30 to 35 (edit - that is in one bed, closer to 55 total thus far) in the ground already, some close to a foot tall. Plus a few mulatos and anchos. I've got more Joe Parkers too small to go out yet.

I want more than I can deal with. I want to be flame-roasting till I collapse in sheer exhaustion. I want a freezer full of the goodies.
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Re: 2016 Pepper Varieties -- whatcha growin?

I think I know why my peppers had such a hard time last season, and under the advisement of my nursery (Love Apple Farms) I'm going to hold off until May to plant them in the ground.

This year I have:

Antohi Romanian
California Wonder
Purple Jalepeño
Jimmy Nardello
Padron
Sweet Banana Goddess

Yes, we are a sweet pepper family. Hoping for better luck this season!

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Re: 2016 Pepper Varieties -- whatcha growin?

I need to branch out and try some more obscure peppers, but I'm still trying to figure out what works for me. So far, I'm growing Serrano, California Wonder, and Padrons. I can't live without Padrons. I started a bunch in six-packs and birds ate the tiny babies. So I gave up and bought seedlings of both bell peppers (can't remember the variety) and Padrons and planted them. I left the six-packs outside, the weather warmed up, and now more seeds have sprouted in the six-packs and I have no idea which is which! We'll see. I sure wish they were all Padrons though.

Tell me, how close together do you plant your pepper plants? My 18 inches ended up being more like 2' and now I'm kicking myself that they are so far apart...

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We used to grow lots of heirloom peppers, but we couldn't find uses for them all, and people just wouldn't take them. I tried to dehydrate them once, and came home to a houseful of teargas! Never doing that again!

Now we just grow what we like and what we know we can use!

Jalapeño
Sweet bells
Red and yellow Marconi
And Big Bertha
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I have started some big Jim New Mex, more mucho nacho jalapenos, Hawaiian chilies, serrano, fushimi sweet, Scotch bonnet, mirasol, poblano, banana, and it is getting warm enough to try some of the reapers. I have some red pod on the plant now.
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:shock: don't put the reapers in the food dehydrator!!! :eek:
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No problem, I don't have a dehydrator. I don't dry peppers to plant them. I just have to put on some gloves and break open the pots over the community pot and put the pot where the birds can't get to them.
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We just had so many! I wanted to dry them to preserve them. It was so bad! We had to spend the night at the emergency vet. They were fine, but they're mucus membranes were irritated...
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This
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Subject: What to do with an assortment of hot peppers
applestar wrote:I started a small batch (a pint jar) to make fermented pepper sauce. Diced dried/semi dried hot peppers and fresh sweet peppers. All intensely red. I'll post a picture once they start bubbling. For this one, I added some honey and garlic, a bit of wine yeast, a bit of fresh salsa liquid.... 8)
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Will fermentation just be part of a later canning process, AppleStar?

Do you plan storage without further processing? Just refrigeration, perhaps ...

Shouldn't apples be included? Maybe apple cider? "5 Star AppleScorcher" ..?

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apples be included? Maybe apple cider? "5 Star AppleScorcher" ..?
YAAAAAAS!!!

We talked about making some type of fermented sauce. I may try it with red jalapeños at the end of the year. The recipe I looked up last year was just puréed chiles and salt. I seem to remember you making some this way before? Maybe I'm just recalling the blog.....

CountryLadies sent me some chile seeds. I may give them a go!
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I wanted to grow Korean peppers for making Korean gochu galu chili powder. Kitazawaseed seeds listed two varieties for them for this year, and I was going to get them... but I missed my chance and had given up on growing them until next year.

Then today, I was at H-mart -- a Korean/Asian supermarket, and they were selling racks of vegetable seedlings by their front window :-()

They had several different peppers. I picked up this one and another one labeled Medium Hot Pepper just in case.
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But this is the one Image -- I ran the photos through Google Translate app and got this :()

고추 가루 용 고추
gochu galu yong gochu
Pepper for chili powder
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This appears to be an actual variety. When I searched with just the two Korean characters, all I got was "rust colored" but when I grabbed the word for "pepper" from the first one and added it, Google spit out the seed packet image. Image

녹광
noggwang

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녹광고추

Pepper Lip nokgwang 1200
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1. favorite fruiting, hypertrophy in many early jeoongi greenhouse quantity. 2. Internode (between the nodes of the leaves) is short and stick to easy cultivation management. 3. small changes in fruit shape is extremely excellent gloss. 4. The texture is crunchy and less spicy.
Description translated by Google auto translator
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Re: 2016 Pepper Varieties -- whatcha growin?

I'm crazy about peppers! :) Peppers and tomatoes are my main priorities in the garden. If my zucchini, corn and beans produce, that's just a bonus.
This is my second full year of gardening. I plan to try more exotic/uncommon varieties next year.
This is what I have this year as far as peppers go:
8 jalapeno
8 cayenne
4 Serrano
4 sweet banana
4 golden California wonder
1 tobasco
1 ghost

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Re: 2016 Pepper Varieties -- whatcha growin?

Went to big box store yesterday and impulse bought 2 chilies.
Hybrids, so not like what I'd normally grow, but they were impulse buys.
I got:

Havasu and Cajun belle.

I think these will make a nice MILD fermented chili sauce! You've inspired me to try something new!
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I just potted up some Hawaiian chile, habanero, and mucho nacho jalapeno into 4 inch pots.

For the sale this Saturday I have orange and red habanero, anaheim, cayenne, serrano, mucho nacho jalapeno, Hawaiian chili, poblano, and a few Korean peppers.

In the herb garden the Thai chiliie have pods on them in my back yard the Carolina reaper and super chile have ripe red ones. I have a Chinese Giant bell that is slowly growing. I didn't think it would take so long, but that is ok. I don't need it yet.

Unfortunately the thrips and mites are back deforming the new leaves on the jalapeno peppers.
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What kind of mites do you get on your peppers?
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MOFishin wrote:I'm crazy about peppers! :) Peppers and tomatoes are my main priorities in the garden. If my zucchini, corn and beans produce, that's just a bonus.
This is my second full year of gardening. I plan to try more exotic/uncommon varieties next year.
This is what I have this year as far as peppers go:
8 jalapeno
8 cayenne
4 Serrano
4 sweet banana
4 golden California wonder
1 tobasco
1 ghost
I've added 4 habanero plants to this.

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Re: 2016 Pepper Varieties -- whatcha growin?

I started CalWonder and Orange Mini Bell from seed. I attempted jalapeno so kindly sent from the webmaster a while back, but they failed to germinate. :( Yesterday, I impulse-bought Cute Stuff Red mini bells that I'll stick in containers. I liked the name, and you can't have empty containers, no sir! ;)

I had a brain fart last fall - after prepping my two hot peppers for overwintering (Cayennetta and Apache) I basically forgot about them and the frost killed them. I'll have to look up to see if bells can be overwintered, or if that's desirable.
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Wow, some folks in this thread are pepper crazy :) Jealous of some your varieties.. some day when I have more space!

Right now we just planted the following: Golden Cal Wonder, Serrano, and Hungarian Wax

The Golden Cal Wonder and Serrano seem a little stunted.. but I'm a newbie and not sure what to expect yet. I'll start another thread!

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I grew Korean peppers somebody gave me a packet of seeds. He said they would not grow for him. The packet was in Korean and I can't read that but it had a similar picture. It looks like a shorter fatter cayenne but the flavor is mildly hot. My Korean friend says they don't use very hot peppers to make kimchee, they just like a little bit of heat. They add cayenne powder if they want it hotter.

In summer I get mostly spider mites. They get on everything tomatoes, peppers, eggplant and ornamentals. I have treated the hibiscus for erineum mites that come out April-June so at least the hibiscus has leaves now instead of stubs.

Spider mites are difficult to control and their predators don't seem to be able to keep up with them. I lop off the tops with the worst damage and hose down the foliage as much as possible. Sulfur and pyrethrins work but it is hard to use it in the summer heat and pryrethins will knock down the predators too, so I only use it as a last resort. I do use alcohol and it seems to help. Eventually, what will finally get rid of them is a really good knock down drenching rain.

I planted Carolina Reapers, but I think they may be unstable. Some of the pods made my nose run but others I barely noticed.
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Some of the pods made my nose run but others I barely noticed.
Shoooooo WEEE!

Sure wish I'd saved you some seed from the ones we grew! I could look at the things and start sweatin!
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Re: 2016 Pepper Varieties -- whatcha growin?

This is not going to be in chronological harvested order but I might as well post updates to this thread -- here are some with green but not ripe yet fruits and were brought inside ahead of killing frost/freeze:

Subject: 2016-17 Winter Indoor Garden
applestar wrote:Some of the peppers --

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LEFT 4 -- Madame Jeannette hab, Peppadew, Sweet Chocoloco turning red, Aji Pineapple
RIGHT - Brazillian Starfish

...less impressive from this season's growth, but full of potential and well worth saving --
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LEFT -- Golden Habanero and BST Ladybug
RIGHT -- smaller Takanotsume (I have a bigger plant that is fully loaded with red fruits) and Czechoslovakian Black
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Out of the 11 pepper varieties I grew, I would not have a single one to recommend based on this year's performance. It might have been the worst year for me growing peppers in recent history. Fortunately, most of the varieties were not new to me and I have those past experiences for evaluation. The new ones ~ shrug ~ ?

It has finally gotten into my head how early season high and low temperatures effect the development of the fruit of tomato plants. The whiplash June temperatures wrecked some havoc in the tomato patch but, those tomatoes had an okay year.

It wasn't so much abnormal fruit development in the peppers. Thank Heavens I didn't put in a whole lot of plants! Badly stunted by the early season, they had trouble with sunscald and low production. Some peppers off most every plant and that is about all I can say ... altho "some" was like 1 or 2 useful peppers in many cases.

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Re: 2016 Pepper Varieties -- whatcha growin?

I only had one new variety that was a keeper, and it wasn't really new - just a new source, thus a better growing Chocolate habanero, from Redwood City. Was a good pepper year for the old timers, just none of tbe other new ones.
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I prefer the older varieties now because I think the new ones are being released too early. I am having a lot more problems with instability and variable heat in the peppers.

I had a hard time finding Scotch bonnets someone asked for. I finally found some, but I am not sure they were pure because they were unstable too.

It is getting to that time of year when I start to make my lists for next year, but it will be a while before I actually place any orders since it takes me a long time to pare them down. I have done a little better this year and ordered fewer seeds but I still have way too many left and I have some saved seeds of beans and sun hemp that are still in the pods.
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