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Re: 2018 - what peppers are you growing?

I've only started Cal Wonder, Jalapeno and Mini Orange Bell from seed. I have limited light-space indoors for starting seedlings. Closer to last frost, I'll see how much extra space I have and what's available at local stores. I've grown Cute Stuff and Cayennetta purchased from local stores and they did really well in my yard.
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Re: 2018 - what peppers are you growing?

My 2018 peppers are some of the same from past years, and some new peppers.

Hots:
Yellow Bhut jalokia
Lemon Drop (Aji Limon) - holdovers from last year
Cayenne --don't know what color they'll be yet. Fruits are still green.
Random Banana hybrid --was supposed to be a regular banana pepper, but it makes thick-walled banana peppers that are as hot as a jalapeno. Holdover from last year

Sweets:
Topeppo di Giallo
Ozark Giant bell pepper
Mira

I started all my new plants indoors on Dec 1. I've got fruits on everything, but haven't picked any peppers from the new plants yet. We had a pretty cold spring this year. I'm looking forward to tasting the Topeppo di Giallo and the Mira if they'll ever ripen, and seeing how hatefully hot the Bhut is.

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Re: 2018 - what peppers are you growing?

We are at a new place with big lot. But has lots of trees so very small area with good sun shine. Due to space constraints not too many varieties.

I have started these pepper;
1. Yellow sweet pepper.
2. Red sweet pepper.
3. Indian hot pepper.

I got the seeds by buying the peppers at the store. Peppers usually take a long time to flower and produce fruit. But the sweet peppers have already started flowering. I am a little surprised.

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I didn't respond to the comments about aphids because I haven't had the problem. Then again I haven't been growing peppers in the greenhouse. But I'm trying it this year with 3 'remainder' seedlings - don't even know what they are.

Outdoors, among the riskily-early set out peppers, Corno di Toro are more vigorous than Earlical or the - really puny - Cal Wonders.
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Re: 2018 - what peppers are you growing?

Java wrote:We are at a new place with big lot. But has lots of trees so very small area with good sun shine. Due to space constraints not too many varieties.

I have started these pepper;
1. Yellow sweet pepper.
2. Red sweet pepper.
3. Indian hot pepper.

I got the seeds by buying the peppers at the store. Peppers usually take a long time to flower and produce fruit. But the sweet peppers have already started flowering. I am a little surprised.
Most store-bought peppers are usually hybrid varieties so, as the offspring plants from those seeds, you may not end up with exactly the same fruit characteristics when they produce, but this should be interesting. Hopefully they will be as good or better.
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Re: 2018 - what peppers are you growing?

applestar wrote: Most store-bought peppers are usually hybrid varieties so, as the offspring plants from those seeds, you may not end up with exactly the same fruit characteristics when they produce, but this should be interesting. Hopefully they will be as good or better.
I am starting to realize that. I saved a lot Indian hot pepper seeds. Last year's peppers were not as hot as the store pepper. This years plant leaf already looks very different from last year's. The leaf is much bigger. So i have no idea what or how it is going to look. All i want is hot peppers.

I hope the sweet pepper plants produce similar to the store bought peppers. Those were very colorful and tasted good.

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Re: 2018 - what peppers are you growing?

Right now I only have a few Emerald Giant, Chinese Giant, Hungarian Wax, Hawaiian Chili, Super Chili, Anaheim, Serrano, Wailua (a local Jalapeno), Habanero Red, Trinidad Scorpion, and Carolina Reaper.
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Despite this excessive moisture wreaking havoc on my tomatoes, cukes, and and melons, as usual, nothing seems to bother the peppers! I have had most of them live in droughts, as well as the wettest year on record (forget the year, just the horrible crops of almost everything else!) , with minor problems (KOW).

I have two (maybe three) more Aji Dulce lovers! Besides the fact that the plant is producing an incredible number of peppers, and the flavor rivals any habanero I have grown, there is almost no heat! Of course, I usually don't think of peppers this way, but I have friends who have never been able to sample the delicious flavor of habaneros, and it has always seemed to me, that the milder the hab, the less of that flavor in that variety. I tried that Habanada last season, but it didn't even taste like a chinense pepper. I tried this one years ago, but got very few fruits per plant, all ripening very late in the season, but I thought that I'd try again, and I'm glad I did! I have one plant that has produced all of these ripe ones, so far, but the one in the front is starting, and has a lot of peppers on it. I am going to try to isolate a stem on the good one, however, and save some seeds from those peppers.

The Chocolate Habanero in the same SIP is also producing great. All of these are from the two plants that I just harvested ripe ones from 3 days ago:
ImageIMG_20180824_224139492 by pepperhead212, on Flickr

Here are the ones that I dried from the Aji Dulce, 3 days ago:
ImageIMG_20180821_151901263 by pepperhead212, on Flickr

Here are misc from today, again, only 3 days since I picked every one with a hint of ripe on it!
ImageIMG_20180824_224428140 by pepperhead212, on Flickr

Here is one of the 3 trays of Thais from 3 days ago (with that tray of aji dulce under it):
ImageIMG_20180821_152644699 by pepperhead212, on Flickr

This is a white habanero plant, with probably a couple hundred peppers on it, many not visible, since they are green. But you can see how many are ripening! Too small to grow again, as I get a lot more in weight from larger peppers, but the flavor is good, and maybe around 200k in heat:
ImageIMG_20180824_194230781 by pepperhead212, on Flickr

The first black pearl is beginning to ripen! This was started very late (I had put the seed starting tray on the back porch, giving up on anything left, and this showed up almost a month later, with no watering!), so this is fairly early, compared to some black peppers I've grown:
ImageIMG_20180824_194140692 by pepperhead212, on Flickr
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Re: 2018 - what peppers are you growing?

Looking great as always pepperhead212 — I love seeing your pepper reports. :D

I bought a packet of Aji Dulce seeds years ago, but I was never able to get them to grow. This was BEFORE overcoming my pepper seed starting problems, so maybe it’s time I tried again, especially since the variety has your reliable endorsement. I’ll put it back on my future grow list.

This year’s experimentation is proving again that the more difficult hot peppers grow much better in SIP’s and also revealing some hots that will take to growing in smaller than expected to be happy containers. Those probably would explode in SIP’s (like yours) instead of occasional pods here and there. I have a some that have overwintered 2 or 3 years and still quietly produce.

They are also repeating the experience of looking nearly dead for a while due to mite infestation blasting every visibly possible growing buds... then growing what looks like a last ditch effort bud here and there that grow on to healthy growth — no Mites — and starting to bloom and produce fruits much later in the season. Then just when I think “mite problems might be over”, perfectly healthy-growing full size plants that were producing fruits start showing signs of infestation and all the upper growths become russeted and flowerbuds blasted.
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Re: 2018 - what peppers are you growing?

It was almost 110º HI here today, but I went out anyway, just to harvest ripe peppers! lol Besides about 50 Hanoi Markets I picked, here are the rest of the peppers. All of those Aji Dulces (the red chinense peppers on the left) and Chocolate habs are from one plant each, though the plants in the front are beginning to ripen, so soon I will be getting even more of them!
ImageIMG_20180829_184553307 by pepperhead212, on Flickr

Apple, if you want some, I am planning on saving the seeds from the aji dulce plant in the back, that is ripening so much earlier than the one in the front. I'm bagging a stem, like I always do with peppers, then saving the seeds from the peppers on that, so there will be no crossing. I got some seeds in a trade this year, and planted 6 of the plants from them, since some of my others hadn't germinated, and I had spaces to fill in. Turns out, only one was the original pepper, the rest like some long Thai peppers - still good, but that's what happens with peppers, when not isolated!
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Re: 2018 - what peppers are you growing?

Here are those peppers! Or at least. some of them - there were a few jalapeños, chiles de agua, and some Thai peppers, that I left, to keep them separate from the jyotis, as they look similar, with the jyotis a little longer.

Here is almost a gallon of chocolate habs. The second plant started to ripen, and it's loaded. Still, I saved the seeds from the first one, since it started ripening way sooner:
ImageIMG_20180905_142759488 by pepperhead212, on Flickr

A little over 2 qts of Aji Dulce (after a quart was given to a friend that was over):
ImageIMG_20180905_142841456 by pepperhead212, on Flickr

About 2 qts of Aji Rico, from just one plant. Very productive, but not sure if I like them; tried them green and red; may be better dried:
ImageIMG_20180905_142957087 by pepperhead212, on Flickr

Here are the jyotis - an Indian pepper, good green, red, and dried; much like Thais, but not as hot:
ImageIMG_20180905_143338073 by pepperhead212, on Flickr

And here are a few of several types - Gold Bullet, Superthai, Lombak, Hanoi Market (after freezing a pint - these have to ripen a little more), Aleppo, and Big Jim (I roasted and peeled 8 green ones last night):
ImageIMG_20180905_143405662 by pepperhead212, on Flickr
Here are those peppers! Or at least. some of them - there were a few jalapeños, chiles de agua, and some Thai peppers, that I left, to keep them separate from the jyotis, as they look similar, with the jyotis a little longer.

I can't stand this heat, but the peppers love it!
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Re: 2018 - what peppers are you growing?

Today, before it rained again, I harvested all those peppers that have been ripening since late Friday (when the skies opened up!).

Those chocolate habaneros look like they are on steroids! Those are off of just two plants, and there are countless partly ripe, and green peppers on the two plants, as well. The Ahi Dulce next to them were also from two plants:
ImageIMG_20180912_190132183 by pepperhead212, on Flickr

These are all the rest of the peppers in the back, several short Thai peppers, Jalafuega, Big Jim, Aji Rico, Chile de Agua, Lombak, and Superthai.
ImageIMG_20180912_190554674 by pepperhead212, on Flickr

And here are the ones from the front - the orange Hanoi Market, two Aleppos, the gold bullets, and those white habaneros, which are the whitest peppers I have seen yet!
ImageIMG_20180912_191522391 by pepperhead212, on Flickr
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Wow! They look fantastic! You are going to be busy for a while, and eat well from your pantry this winter. :D
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Re: 2018 - what peppers are you growing?

Corno di Toro giallo from seed, my first time for this variety. Looks like a good yield but the first ripe specimen was disappointing taste-wise; pretty bland. I expected sweetness but not heat, got neither. Other fruits not yet showing colour.

Anaheim, my general-purpose favourite; Slight heat when green, a bit more but not a lot when red-ripe (I don't grow real "hots.") These are purchased plants, also not yet colouring up. I want to save seed but don't know if my isolation "bagging" will interfere with flowering & fruiting. I've used women's "silky" short stockings (from the dollar store.) They cramp the plants quite a bit and block a lot of light so I'm dubious. How do other folks isolate pepper flowers for seed saving? Mine aren't under cover so paper won't do when it rains.

Also Earlical & Cal Wonder. This last one's a very poor performer here; not sure why I bother with it. Earlical is better but not great. May or may not get past green stage.
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Re: 2018 - what peppers are you growing?

I harvested some more peppers today - some Jyotis, an Indian pepper. These look like long Thai peppers, and I think I labeled them as such in an above photo, because I had them mixed. I haven't tried the dried ones yet, but I'm hoping that they can be a replacement for the Superthai - my favorite pepper for nam prik pao - which is a hybrid that they stopped carrying, and I'm having a hard time stabilizing it.

This is a very good example of what I often refer to as a determinate pepper variety. The first photo is a photo of what I harvested from two Jyoti plants, and those two plant had almost no visible open flower blossoms, but a lot of closed ones. And I think maybe 3 or 4 green peppers, amongst all of these dead ripe peppers. Those slightly lighter colored ones are Superthais, just to show the size difference:
ImageIMG_20180916_101520974 by pepperhead212, on Flickr

And here is one of the plants, showing how many flowers opened up in just over 14 hours! It seems to me that peppers can be even more determinate than tomatoes. I don't think that I've ever seen one like this, either pepper or tomato
ImageIMG_20180916_100807592 by pepperhead212, on Flickr

One of the advantages to this pepper is that they are easy to harvest; that is, the peppers pull right off, without having to use two hands, to avoid breaking off the stem. We all know how that goes! :x Less heat than the Superthai, or any of the smaller ones - maybe 30k. And it was good as a fresh green pepper in the one Indian dish I used it in, so I'll probably harvest the rest green, and freeze them.
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Re: 2018 - what peppers are you growing?

More peppers yesterday! I am definitely not going to be able to eat all of these chocolate habs. I picked a heaping 4 qt bowl of them from just two plants - about as much as I got from all the rest combined!
ImageIMG_20180921_172153606 by pepperhead212, on Flickr

Here is one of those plants, showing many of the ripe chocolate habs. I didn't even pick all of them - only totally ripe ones, and there were many more.
ImageIMG_20180921_164926340 by pepperhead212, on Flickr
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