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#1 Itoero

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 02:36 PM

I have entered a contest for the heaviest pepper.

 

Which peppers could give the heaviest ones?

Is there a big jim -like pepper that gives exeptionnaly large peppers?

 



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Posted 22 December 2013 - 02:44 PM

I would do a pubescens they can be heavy!! Especially manzanos. They are usually extremely juicy causing them to be heavier
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Posted 22 December 2013 - 04:24 PM

And to have the biggest pepper, should I fertilize with less nitrogen?



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Posted 22 December 2013 - 06:37 PM

Heat will help you in growing the biggest pepper... be in a hot, humid environment.  Using less nitrogen will not necessarily give you a bigger pepper... but having lower nitrogen ratios and higher P and K values will influence your plant to grow more* peppers and spend less time growing new shoots.  However, I have read that using too much nitrogen during fruit production can cause those "cracks" or "splits" in peppers and tomatoes for that matter:

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 03:41 PM

Peppers like humidity? Didn't know that.

Isn't drytness better for selfpollination?

 

So it's probably better not to do anything else but the normal fertilisation.

I use chili focus.

 

Last season (my first season) I overfertilised. My bell pepper had only 4 fruits but they where as big as the ones you buy in a store.


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Posted 23 December 2013 - 05:10 PM

Bell!

 

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 09:59 PM

Bull heart!

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 10:24 PM

Does it have to be a hot pepper? I grew some pretty heavy Kurtovska Kapijas this past season. 208g is 7.34 ounces... almost half a pound.

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Posted 24 December 2013 - 04:32 AM

Any capsicum is fine.

That Kurtovska Kapijas would probably be one of the winning peppers I think!



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Posted 28 December 2013 - 05:10 PM

I found the Jumbo F1 sweet pepper.

It shoold produce the biggest/heaviest peppers... could be more then 1/2lbs.

Has anyone tried it?


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Posted 29 January 2014 - 06:12 PM

What size of peppers give the big bertha and Chinese giant?

I made someone laugh when I told I'm growing Big Bertha.



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Posted 08 July 2014 - 08:56 AM

This is a super heavy weight pepper.

If he grows wide like in it's pictures.......he will be huge.

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 11:16 AM

lerouge sweet pepper



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Posted 08 July 2014 - 06:10 PM

goliath or big bertha bell peppers get huge



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Posted 08 July 2014 - 07:40 PM

PETO WONDER HYBRID - sweet; Bell Elongated Type; 6 to 7 inches long by 3.5 to 4.5 inches wide; thick flesh; matures from green to deep red; pendant pods; green leaves; 18 to 24 inches tall; Mid Season (70-80 days); Uses: Large Stuffing, Prolific; elongated, TMV resistant; C.annuum.

 

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That was the biggest one I found from the vendor I order live plants from.



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Posted 08 July 2014 - 09:07 PM

my friend has some sweet peppers called giant cornos capcisum. they get about 30cm long? and about as fat a bell pepper?
they look like a big bulls horn..id grow that!



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Posted 10 July 2014 - 03:42 PM

I have the corno toro...very tasty peppers and productive plant.



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Posted 10 September 2014 - 10:44 AM

I think I won the contest.

Look at this baby:)

It's a goliath pepper.

There are several big peppers on the plant, but this is the biggest one so far.

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And this is the super heavy weight pepper:

There is also an elongated bell pepper and a broad bell ppepper on the same super heavy weight pepper plant...it's a weird plant. 

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Posted 15 September 2014 - 12:45 PM

Here are heavier Goliath peppers.

There is one super heavy weight pepper that might become even heavier.

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And this is the heaviest of the two:

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Edited by Itoero, 15 September 2014 - 12:48 PM.


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Posted 21 May 2018 - 01:04 PM

The heaviest pepper was 566 g. I'm mentioned on giantgardening.com

I'm the guy from Belgium:) http://giantgardenin...epper-sweet.php

 

I now grow the Gurneys Giant.

The plant splitted in 3 stems.

Should I remove a stem? Should I do fruitpruning to grow the heaviest pepper?






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