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Post  hammock gal on 4/10/2016, 7:07 pm

Last summer, the farm stand I go to was selling these beauties. I would have bought them for their looks alone, but they're yummy, too. Mostly sweet, but every once in a while I got one that was pretty hot...a nice surprise. That's a dinner plate they're sitting on, so you can see how big they are. I didn't think to ask their name, and I didn't save any of the seeds. Anybody here recognize them? Keeping my fingers crossed. Very Happy



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Post  Scorpio Rising on 4/10/2016, 7:54 pm

Might be lightning bolt peppers.

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Post  camprn on 4/10/2016, 8:40 pm

Can you ask at the farm?

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Post  No_Such_Reality on 4/10/2016, 10:33 pm

Giant Aconcagua Sweet Peppers?

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Post  sanderson on 4/11/2016, 5:54 am

Jimmy Nardello?

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Post  hammock gal on 4/11/2016, 7:26 am

Scorpio rising, if you're thinking of Thunderbolt peppers, I don't think so. They're the ones that I'm growing, and they look too wide and not long enough, and they're sweet. The ones from the farm stand had some heat.

Camprn...if only it were that easy. I did ask. "Hot peppers!" she said. Shocked OK, thanks.

Giant Aconcaguas, wow those are pretty peppers. But again, sweet. And not long and skinny enough.

Jimmy Nardellos...hmmm, those are the closest, looks-wise. But again, sweet.

I kept looking after I posted, and I think I have found them, and I ran across quite a few interesting seed sites while I was looking. I think they're Italian Long Hots. In the picture I found, they are long, skinny and curly, like mine. I can't post a link, but if you Google "Italian Long Hots", you'll find them.  In their description, it says, "Because they vary so much in spiciness, they are the Russian roulette of peppers. How hot is this one going to be?", which was exactly my experience. I'm putting them on my list for next year.

Thanks for all of your suggestions. With all of those great peppers out there, I can see another SFG in my future!

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Post  Scorpio Rising on 4/11/2016, 7:11 pm

Well glad you got a handle on 'em. I love peppers, and really missed them last year. Hopefully this season will be peppier!

They are beautiful, BTW!

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Post  Cajun Cappy on 4/12/2016, 1:36 pm

Never forget to visit with the folks who have the stand.  this year they may be selling the same pepper and a few kind words and an inquiry can often get ya seeds and even small plants and more advice than you would believe.  Remember they wouldn't be there if they didn't love gardening too.

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Post  hammock gal on 4/13/2016, 8:58 am

@Cajun Cappy wrote:Never forget to visit with the folks who have the stand.  this year they may be selling the same pepper and a few kind words and an inquiry can often get ya seeds and even small plants and more advice than you would believe.  Remember they wouldn't be there if they didn't love gardening too.
Thanks Cappy, and if it's not possible to get seeds or a plant, it is possible to save seeds from the peppers themselves, right?

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Post  camprn on 4/13/2016, 9:59 am

@hammock gal wrote:
@Cajun Cappy wrote:Never forget to visit with the folks who have the stand.  this year they may be selling the same pepper and a few kind words and an inquiry can often get ya seeds and even small plants and more advice than you would believe.  Remember they wouldn't be there if they didn't love gardening too.
Thanks Cappy, and if it's not possible to get seeds or a plant, it is possible to save seeds from the peppers themselves, right?

Most likely this is a hybrid pepper, which means you will most likely not get the same pepper from the seeds within.

Italian long hot peppers are an F1 hybrid.
"An F1 hybrid (or filial 1 hybrid) is the first filial generation of offspring of distinctly different parental types. F1 hybrids are used in genetics, and in selective breeding, where it may appear as F1 crossbreed. The term is sometimes written with a subscript, as F1 hybrid."

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Post  hammock gal on 4/13/2016, 11:45 am

@camprn wrote:

Most likely this is a hybrid pepper, which means you will most likely not get the same pepper from the seeds within.

Italian long hot peppers are an F1 hybrid.
"An F1 hybrid (or filial 1 hybrid) is the first filial generation of offspring of distinctly different parental types. F1 hybrids are used in genetics, and in selective breeding, where it may appear as F1 crossbreed. The term is sometimes written with a subscript, as F1 hybrid."

That's good to know. I did find a source for them here in CT, but I'm going to have to wait til next year, because I already have all the spaces in my 4x4 promised!

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Post  No_Such_Reality on 4/13/2016, 11:24 pm

I talked to my local farmers market plant guy.  He said out here (west coast), they go by the name Italian Roasters.  He also mentioned they are an heirloom variety but there is a newer hybrid version.  

Says he's checking with the guy he knows that has them to find out if heirloom or hybrid.

I was intrigued by hot pepper taste with sweet pepper lack of heat  except that one in 20 peppers.

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Post  hammock gal on 4/14/2016, 7:20 am

@No_Such_Reality wrote:I talked to my local farmers market plant guy.  He said out here (west coast), they go by the name Italian Roasters.  He also mentioned they are an heirloom variety but there is a newer hybrid version.  

Says he's checking with the guy he knows that has them to find out if heirloom or hybrid.

I was intrigued by hot pepper taste with sweet pepper lack of heat  except that one in 20 peppers.

Thanks for checking on that for me. They really are a lovely pepper, on looks alone, their shiny skin, beautiful colors, curly tails. But they're delicious too. When the woman at the farm stand told me they were hot, I was surprised after tasting them, to find out that they weren't hot at all. I thought either that she had made a mistake, or that she had very sensitive taste buds. But then, I got a hot one! Not terribly hot, but the hot ones do pack some heat. I loved seeing them described as "the Russian roulette of peppers". Apt description.

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