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Re: really hot peppers

Post  Windsor.Parker on 7/19/2013, 4:25 pm

Two of my SWC (bucket) peppers "overwintered", and are blooming heavily.

Specimen 1 is a Yellow bhut jolokia...
 

Specimen 2 is a Red Savina...


Both plants were pruned back severely last fall, after most leaves had dropped. Both were kept indoors until Spring. They were dormant until placed in full sun. I've fed them with nutrient solution several times.
Their main stems are woody stumps with new growth at many points all around!
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Post  RoOsTeR on 7/20/2013, 9:03 am

Your HOT pepper plants look great as always WP  
What do you do with your ghost peppers?

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Post  jimmy cee on 7/20/2013, 11:14 pm

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I may have missed this....could you please explain the cover on your pepper plant, and the
extended tube ?
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Post  RoOsTeR on 8/16/2013, 7:28 am

Kay, I know I keep posting my hot peppers in your regional forum, but it's just such a great thread!

My chili pequin peppers are starting to put out. They have great flavor and burn like molten lava. They may be tiny, but these little suckers pack an incredible punch What a Face 



http://www.scovillescaleforpeppers.com/pequin-pepper-scoville-units-shu-3/

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Post  jimmy cee on 8/16/2013, 11:37 am

Regarding saving pepper seeds
While not terribly expensive I would sure like to know if these cayanetta pepper plant
seeds could be saved for next year, and how to prepare them.
I paid $8.00 for 25 seeds, if I can save that, I would like to.
I have2 in hanging baskets, 1 in a container that is growing like crazy, a couple in the SFG bed.
I tried a few smaller peppers and they aren't very hot..kind of think they will improved with age..
As we do...Very Happy 
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Container cayanetta


hanging basket cayanetta
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Post  Windsor.Parker on 8/16/2013, 4:09 pm

jimmy cee wrote:Windsor

I may have missed this....could you please explain the cover on your pepper plant, and the
extended tube ?
Thanks
Sorry for the delayed reply jimmy cee.
Covers prevent evaporation, infestation, and discourages critters from digging.
The tube is used (with a funnel) when needed to replenish the bottom reservoir with water or nutrient solution.
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Post  Windsor.Parker on 8/16/2013, 4:34 pm

RoOsTeR wrote:Your HOT pepper plants look great as always WP  
What do you do with your ghost peppers?
Thanks RoOsTeR!
We make "Ghost" paste, "Ghost" jelly, pickled "Ghost" , dried "Ghost".
I'll likely try "Ghost" hot sauce this year. Or maybe I'll try pods from my "Chocolate Scorpion" (the NEW world's hottest) growing nearby.
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Post  jimmy cee on 8/16/2013, 8:46 pm

Windsor
Thanks for the info
I really like that idea, will do that next season
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Re: really hot peppers

Post  Goosegirl on 8/18/2013, 9:41 pm

I don't think mine qualify as 'really' hot peppers, but I did just pick my first 3 chiles this afternoon.  My cilantro is going crazy and my tomatoes are starting to blush, so I see salsa in my future!

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Post  Windsor.Parker on 9/21/2013, 11:08 am

Here's Today's snapshot of the Chocolate Scorpion posted just over a month ago, above!

These peppers are , as HOT as  Evil or Very Mad hellfire!
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Post  walshevak on 9/22/2013, 12:11 pm

Don't think I've seen a chocolate scorpion before. I have a chocolate habenaro. Be sure to save some seed.

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Post  Windsor.Parker on 9/22/2013, 12:27 pm

walshevak wrote:Don't think I've seen a chocolate scorpion before. I have a chocolate habenaro.  Be sure to save some seed.

Kay
These are a 1st for me, too! I had Chocolate Habaneros last year. I'll save seed, and I hope to also save the plant! The Scorpion is reportedly the new "world's hottest pepper", last year supplanting the Habaneros.
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Post  Popo on 4/15/2014, 4:26 am

I just planted a Herlom Ghost PeppErik plant and some Thai Hot Peppers.
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Post  Popo on 4/15/2014, 4:28 am

Ghost Pepper that is and I'm not sure how that had Eric in it.
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Post  Popo on 5/14/2014, 4:04 pm

I planted two Carolina Reaper seeds and they have sprouted. I was going to put them in my SFG but read that they grow 5' tall and 4' wide. I am going to have to plant the somewhere else.
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Post  walshevak on 10/11/2014, 11:54 am

2014 update.  I have some ripe scorpians.  Added 1 deseeded to a a pot of tomatoes and basil for canning.  Should make a good spaghetti base.

My yellow cayenne produced fairly well this year and the tiny, but hot, Philippine peppers are finally ripening.

Popo, how are your reapers doing.  My son would love some seeds.

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Post  Vash_the_Stampede on 10/13/2014, 6:46 pm

Hello,

Planning purple jalepeno, chocolate habaneros and ghost peppers next year. I like heat, the more the better.  Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil

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Post  Popo on 10/14/2014, 12:23 pm

Kay one Reaper plant died and the other was almost eating by tomato worms but I saved it but hasn't produced any pEppers but produced a lot of blooms. Any ideas? My Sister inlaw gave me the seeds but you can get them from www.thepuckerbuttcompany.com. I think that's the website. They are also on Facebook.
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Post  Popo on 10/14/2014, 5:58 pm

My Ghost Pepper Plant did awesome and one is red as we speak.
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Post  walshevak on 10/15/2014, 3:36 am

Popo wrote:Kay one Reaper plant died and the other was almost eating by tomato worms but I saved it but hasn't produced any pEppers but produced a lot of blooms. Any ideas? My Sister inlaw gave me the seeds but you can get them from www.thepuckerbuttcompany.com. I think that's the website. They are also on Facebook.
If the reaper is still living, try to overwinter it in a sunny window.  I set one in front of my sliding door.  Trim it back and just keep it watered lightly until next spring. Give it a good top dressing feeding when you put it back outside.  You just need to keep it above freezing. 

 Sounds like your peppers didn't pollinate. I give my peppers a good thump as I walk by them.  Seems to work but bees are better.  My Philippine peppers didn't bloom until Sep this year and I'm just now getting ripe peppers.

My son overwintered a plastic greenhouse full of peppers using a small space heater.  That was year before last when we had a normal winter, below freezing but not for extended periods. He even had peppers blooming and forming a few fruits.   Last year was a little harder (more expensive), but the peppers survived.

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Post  Popo on 10/15/2014, 10:52 am

How far should I trim? My Ghost peppers did good and my Thi Hot peppers did fine. My Reaper is in a bucket and the other two are in my SFG.
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Post  sanderson on 10/15/2014, 1:38 pm

This is how far I trimmed mine that were kept in a mini green house.  Others, I topped taller with more leave nodes.

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Post  Popo on 11/7/2014, 12:52 pm

My Ghost Pepper Plant has peppers all over it and still in my SFG. My Carolina Reaper plant was in a bucket with Mel' s Mix and I noticed it had a couple of little peppers on it before bringing it inside for the fall and winter. Thanks for telling me to thump the blossoms Kay I think that worked. I am on a smartphone but can't figure how to pout pictures here.
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