A thread for hot pepper-a-holics...

Discussion in 'Fruit and Vegetable Gardening' started by The Hollyberry Lady, Aug 16, 2009.

  1. The Hollyberry Lady

    The Hollyberry Lady New Member

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    You are welcome - thank you for your thoughtful gift to me as well.


    One good turn deserves another.


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    Here is another ripening 'Purple Cayenne/Jalapeno' cross pepper. I am having this one in my pasta tomorrow night...


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    P.S. These suckers are hotter than the hounds!
     

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    This is my fish peppers...I wonder if they're edible? not much of a crop this year : (
     

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  4. The Hollyberry Lady

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    They're very edible, Et2007!


    'Fish' pepper is an African heirloom. I grew it last year and had one massive bush with tons of fruits. The peppers are medium hot, and when they turn fully red, they are ready to eat.


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    Yummy looking peppers you two.

    I have had fish peppers in the past and they are very good,
     
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    Thanks HBL and PenneyG.
    This is the no name pepper, it look like tepin but it have a strong wonderful smell like rose and it can make you see the stars in day light... : )
     

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    That is a nice looking plant indeed~
     
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    Magnificent specimen.:)
     
  9. et2007

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    This is the only pepper plant produced more than about 10 peppers : )
    Thanks ShearMe.
    A friend of my sent me some black seed pepper, it came up 2 & doing very well indoor but not too well outdoor, maybe because of the rain & cold weather this year : (
     
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    May I join the club?

    Well, as I was planning to ask some seeds from dear HbL for trade, today a friend of mine who has a nursery just gave me 5 pots as a present. Very kind of her.

    Of course she told me which specimen they are but for my old and tired mind, so many new names was too much and all have flown away) Now I have a big home work to dig out which is what. Help from the hot pepper – a – holics will be very much appreciated of course.

    She also told met to transplant them to the garden and under full sun but the soil in my garden has too much clay and water drainage is too bad. Should I keep them indoors, what are your suggestions?

    She also said, in case I want to get their seeds, I must get them all ways from the first fruit, because they give more original the next time. Any comments on this idea?
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    Those are all very nice looking plants Tugo~~
     
  12. The Hollyberry Lady

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    Yes, Tugo, those plants are gorgeous!


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    Do you know what the names are? The first one looks like Cayenne. I am going to mail you some seeds this week, Tugo. Just email me and give me your list - I don't mind if it's 15 different ones! I owe you big time. I know you want some hot pepper seeds, but I forget what else...


    Thanks for those lovely shots - very cheerful and happy. I love peppers so much. They're just the best. So neat that you have plants that are already producing for you, Tugo! Wow!



    Important note:


    Keep the capsicum plants either indoors, or far away from each other, or else the blossoms will get pollinated altogether and mixed up, which will result in seeds that are a cross of two different varieties, and will not be true to the parent plant!!! When peppers are grown inside however, this problem becomes non-existent!


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    Thanks PennyG and HbL. In time I will get to learn about them more.
     
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    Absloutley, its fun to watch the advice that people post and trying them out to see what works best for you.

    Again....nice plants!!
     
  15. The Hollyberry Lady

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    My latest pepper plants - Tugo and Penny, you will both be receiving seeds for these varieties as well...


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    Woww! They are beautiful and provocative and I bet will go perfect with our oriental dishes.
    Thanks dear Sherry.
     
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    You are welcome, Tugrul - they are very hot as well. I just knew you would like them!


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    I think I will kill the weeds in our patch and use the space for growing peppers next year...
     
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    Good idea Zac, and I can set you up with many great varieties!


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    That'd be great, but I think I've got enough to fill up the space already. I might need more if enough of the seeds don't germinate. I've had very poor success with seeds, but I think I know why.
     
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    I've kept them way too moist, and inside increasing the chances of mold to kill them off before they sprout and for fungus gnat grubs to eat the ones that survived the sprouting.

    I think I've eradicated the gnat grub population from my hydroponics system by adding some pennies into the reservoir; I heard my mom complaining about little worms in our fish tank and her comment that copper will kill any invertebrate. Sure enough, there's no more wigglers in the fish tank. So far I'm convinced the coinage has worked because I changed my bug catch paper the day afterward and I've only counted one adult gnat stuck in the goo (several days later).
     
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    Next year I will experiment with peppers in the hydroponics system outside in full sun if I don't get an effective light system. With the fluorescent "grow lights" the pepper flowers just keep falling off; also, I came home the other day to 2/3 of the biggest plant toppled over - had to staple it to the wall behind the system. I also transplanted a 2nd plant back outside; it wilted today with the shock of full, hot sun, but I'm positive it will enjoy the spot - we even had a light shower this evening.
     
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    Wow - good luck with everything, Zac. Sorry to hear about your pepper flowers falling off and leaving no fruit behind. Fluorescent lights just aren't strong enough to support peppers, I guess. I use mine just to germinate and grow seedlings.


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    Here are my newest additions that I just picked up at the greenhouse today. Not like me to buy already grown hot pepper plants, and not grow them myself from seed, but the thieves stole my huge pot of mixed chilies and this was my chance to replace them. Yippeeee!


    The one pot I just took outside for a sec, to take a picture of it, but I no longer leave pots outside for thieves to take.


    Anyway, here are my new pepper plants, called 'Masquerade'...


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