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#61 moruga welder

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Posted 13 March 2017 - 09:11 AM

Great Glog ! Love your view from here ,    :party:    I leave them on for a week after the flower opens , give the branch a shake couple times everyday , hopefully  pollen drops ,  mark it with a twist tie , and good to go !



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#62 karoo

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 03:59 AM

I am putting this in my glog and not in the recipe section due to lack of specific measurements .

Harvested my Aji Lemon and wanted to make a sauce that really highlights the colour and flavour of the aji lemon .

55 Aji Lemon

Juice of 6 limes

teaspoon of salt

Half a Mango

200ml of Mango juice

 

Cook it , Blitz it , Cook it again ,strain it ,  Bottle it ,

1litre from 55 Aji lemon's , amazing flavour.

 

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 04:59 AM

Nice job with the improvised bird netting and sequestering blossoms. I usually leave the bags on over the blossoms until they've obviously set pods or dropped off, then tied a piece of yarn loosely on the stem if pollination was successful.


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Posted 28 March 2017 - 08:21 AM

A quick lunchtime harvest.

From top left clockwise.

Chocolate fatalii , Piquante , Choc habanero , Scorpions , Aji lemon , and more Piquante.

 

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Opened up for drying Chocolate Fatalii.

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Into the sun for drying.

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I have read a lot of reports on the Choc fatalii ,saying there is no heat .

This one has no heat in the tip and flesh , but when you hit the seeds and placenta you are in for a treat.

My guesstamate would be around 100-150 000 Sc .

It is very different from the Choc hab in smell , taste and burn , none of the floral chinense smell and taste.



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Posted 17 April 2017 - 07:22 AM

The season is winding down with the first frost expected in about four weeks from now.
I am quite happy with my harvest so far.
Stocked up with powder, pickles, dried ,sauce etc.
Here is a few pics of my Sunday harvest.
First a family pic, starting from left to right . Top, Guajillos, Large red Thai, Chocolate cherry, peri peri, Aji lemon, Orange habanero.
And left to right ,Bottom. Scorpions, Chocolate fatalii, Malawi Piquant, Jalapenos, Peter peppers, Chocolate habanero.
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Ready for drying, mostly Habs and Scorpions
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Only sundrying so time is running out.

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Posted 23 April 2017 - 08:42 PM

Nicely done, Karoo!  Looks like you had a great season.

Still looking for a frost in three weeks?


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Posted 23 April 2017 - 08:47 PM

Nice little harvest, do you keep your seeds?



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Posted 24 April 2017 - 12:55 AM

Thank you,
Fortunately just a sample of my harvest, I like to make it look multicolored and interesting to keep the rest of the family entertained.

I do keep seeds of all yes, and this year the first of my own crosses , all Bacatum , Aji lemon x Malawi Piquant.

Waiting for winter frost, but looks like I have about two weeks of summer left.


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Posted 03 May 2017 - 12:38 PM

Nice Karoo

 

You must write a summary of your season,and what you will do different for the next season.

 

Will you start the seeds again this early for indoor?  I figured 1 Aug is sowing time so that one can transplant when spring arrives(1 September) some wait to mid sept even longer because

spring only really starts october as a cold front can still hit. I enjoyed the glog. :P

 

Winter is slowly arriving now :confused:

 

PS:Are you a farmer?

 

 

 

 

 

 



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Posted 04 May 2017 - 03:10 AM

Nice Karoo

 

You must write a summary of your season,and what you will do different for the next season.

 

Will you start the seeds again this early for indoor?  I figured 1 Aug is sowing time so that one can transplant when spring arrives(1 September) some wait to mid sept even longer because

spring only really starts october as a cold front can still hit. I enjoyed the glog. :P

 

Winter is slowly arriving now :confused:

 

PS:Are you a farmer?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you.

A summary is always a good idea .

No not a farmer , just fortunate enough to stay in a rural town on one hectare of land.



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Posted 10 May 2017 - 03:35 AM

So,

Winter is finally here and it is time to wrap up the season . I am quite satisfied on my third season and amazed at how quickly things escalated from 3 cayennes and 3 jalapenos to this season in 2 years.

I only grow for myself and immediate family , so I have a bit of an overproduction at the moment.

 

Harvest consisted of.

-Fresh pods eaten or cut up in food , 4-6 jalapenos , Piquant or Aji Lemon per day for the last 6months

-About 6 litres of sauce , mostly scorpion , choc hab and Aji Lemon

  and 2 litres of sauce from last year.

- 3kg/6.6 pounds of fresh frozen pods

- 2 kg/4.4 pounds dried pods mostly suppers

- 2kg/4.4 pounds of dried powder Choc Hab

- 1.5kg/3.3 pound of dried powder , scorpions

-1.5kg/3.3 pounds of dried powder ,Guajillo

-1kg/2.2 pounds dried powder ,Paprika

- 1kg of dried and powdered sauce tailings

- Pickled jalapeno, chupetinho, Aji Lemon

 

All set for winter , here are a few samples

 

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The paradox of autumn/winter, suddenly there is an abundance of flowers and pods all over.

 

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Posted 10 May 2017 - 03:54 AM

So,
Winter is finally here and it is time to wrap up the season . I am quite satisfied on my third season and amazed at how quickly things escalated from 3 cayennes and 3 jalapenos to this season in 2 years.
I only grow for myself and immediate family , so I have a bit of an overproduction at the moment.
 
Harvest consisted of.
-Fresh pods eaten or cut up in food , 4-6 jalapenos , Piquant or Aji Lemon per day for the last 6months
-About 6 litres of sauce , mostly scorpion , choc hab and Aji Lemon
  and 2 litres of sauce from last year.
- 3kg/6.6 pounds of fresh frozen pods
- 2 kg/4.4 pounds dried pods mostly suppers
- 2kg/4.4 pounds of dried powder Choc Hab
- 1.5kg/3.3 pound of dried powder , scorpions
-1.5kg/3.3 pounds of dried powder ,Guajillo
-1kg/2.2 pounds dried powder ,Paprika
- 1kg of dried and powdered sauce tailings
- Pickled jalapeno, chupetinho, Aji Lemon
 
All set for winter , here are a few samples
 
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The paradox of autumn/winter, suddenly there is an abundance of flowers and pods all over.
 
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Very nice Jacques! It's a good feeling to have so much summer sunshine stashed away for the cold months ahead and a bit of a relief to finally be cutting the tether to the garden for a while. Do you have any plans for next year?

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Posted 10 May 2017 - 04:28 AM

Thank you,

I think my Capsaicin stocks are big enough to carry me through even for a year or more , a kilogram of dried powdered Choc Habanero, really goes a long way. My favourite way to eat peppers are still fresh off the plant , followed by fresh chopped into food, scrambled eggs, and then pickled , as in Piquant , Aji Lemon and Jalapeno.

 

So I will just keep and overwinter one of each , Choc Hab , Chupetinho , Moruga Scorp , Sunrise scorp.

For the rest I will go full out for fresh pods of Piquant, Aji Lemon , Jalapeno.

 

Revelations of my season:

- Chupetinho , great heat and flavour

- Aji lemon , perfect for fresh pods , sauce , dried , pickled

- Guajillo , easy to dry and add to sauces and stews.

 

Wish list;  Rocotto , will have to buy some seeds.

 


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Posted 10 May 2017 - 09:29 AM

Thank you,
I think my Capsaicin stocks are big enough to carry me through even for a year or more , a kilogram of dried powdered Choc Habanero, really goes a long way. My favourite way to eat peppers are still fresh off the plant , followed by fresh chopped into food, scrambled eggs, and then pickled , as in Piquant , Aji Lemon and Jalapeno.
 
So I will just keep and overwinter one of each , Choc Hab , Chupetinho , Moruga Scorp , Sunrise scorp.
For the rest I will go full out for fresh pods of Piquant, Aji Lemon , Jalapeno.
 
Revelations of my season:
- Chupetinho , great heat and flavour
- Aji lemon , perfect for fresh pods , sauce , dried , pickled
- Guajillo , easy to dry and add to sauces and stews.
 
Wish list;  Rocotto , will have to buy some seeds.
 


Im sure i have rocoto seeds from Judy somewhere if you want me to send. Giant rocoto that is

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Posted 11 May 2017 - 01:53 AM

Thank you very much.

I will take you up on that.

Will send a PM.



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Posted 11 May 2017 - 07:52 AM

Jacques!

Looking really good around here. Congrats on you harvest. You did well. Sauce looks fantastic. I bet it taste even better.
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Posted 11 May 2017 - 07:58 AM

Jacques!

Looking really good around here. Congrats on you harvest. You did well. Sauce looks fantastic. I bet it taste even better.

Thank you ,

lesson learned in my first season ;

Always have an endgame ready.

Drying , saucing , freezing , cooking , eating.






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