Peppers 2023

Zeedman

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Up until this point I've been pinching off any flowers or peppers, to encourage the plants to put all of their energy into growth. The plants usually "get the hint", and stop blooming until they get stronger. They've greened up & have begun branching heavily. I have all 8 of the isolation cages up & weeded in hope of getting at least a few covered tomorrow.
 
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Pepper updates. Despite being ‘year of the greenhouse aphid’ and having to move everything out into less than ideal places and getting rained on too much etc etc things have worked out well for some of them.

Lesya. Smells wonderful. Love this one already.
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Aji Fantasy, pod set is really good on this one.
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Aji Periviano Arancio
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Cheiro Roxy
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Zulu
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Sugar Rush Stripey, not yet mature. But much bigger than I thought.
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Caixo
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Super Khi
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Pink Cayenne, not sure why there is a second flush of flowers the plants already have set well.
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Mine got out VERY late, like Everything this year. Another learning curve for ducks, "sigh"...
Neighbor called J.U.L.I.E. (government comes out and flags electric and gas lines), but it was on MY property for somebody else. The flags have been out for 2 weeks, but the neighbor finally got the work done.
I am going out tomorrow to use them to prop up the peppers that need more support, since it is 12 inch high fine wire and all peppers are caged.
You KNOW how vicious a pepper can be!!! :p
 

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eating the first few Beaver Dam peppers for breakfast with a little cheese on them. much more flavor than the Hot and Sweets and so i'd consider them a winner.

heat is what i would call mild Jalapeno level and that's perfect for me.

Jalapeno's have been hard for me to grow here and have reliable results. Beaver Dam survived and each plant looks like they have about six peppers each on them - i don't know if i'll get more than a single crop from them or how late they'll go, so that's to find out yet.

thumbs up! will grow again. :)
 

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The Thai Hot are a little sifted to the bottom. Super Chili are mostly on top. I say “Super Chili” but that’s a hybrid. Seed was saved about 4 years ago and again since. Changes can be detected! I’m not sure if it matters but with no change detected the first year, since — they have been grown with the Thai (still from purchased seed) with seed saved. They are almost for sure becoming smaller and that’s true for plant size 😨

It hardly matters to me :). They are both super hot and both perform just fine in the garden and that hasn’t always been true with peppers … and that’s for sure.

Steve
 

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Can you see this Big Bertha Bell, okay? The potted tomato neighbor completely shades it through the afternoon. Still, it has some really nice fruit and more fruit than I could have hoped for, here at home and the plants in the garden. I was skeptical because it was advertised as so large - which it is. Encouraged because it is also listed as a 70 day pepper.

Two things that I'm slightly disappointed with. It doesn't have very heavy walls but ... the skin is nice and tender. Second is that this one didn't do better in a pot full of compost but ... that tomato neighbor :D.

Steve, imagining that these good pepper years will continue
 

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...It hardly matters to me :). They are both super hot and both perform just fine in the garden and that hasn’t always been true with peppers … and that’s for sure.

do you eat them or have people who want them? my mouth is watering just looking at them. :)
 

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Since my pepper harvest this year will be the roll of the dice, I'd like to know if anybody wants to recommend a sweet pepper OTHER than a red bell, 15 of mine are red bells this year, the other 4 are Fooled You Jalepanoes.
ALL loved this really hot week, btw.
I might grow 4 bell peppers next year, but we are still enjoying the red peppers that I cut and froze from 2022.
 
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