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#161 CaneDog

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Posted 14 September 2018 - 05:11 PM

The joys of rocotos.  My Big Apples Rocs seemed the most affected by the higher than usual temps this summer, managing to set only about 1 pod per plant, but now that it's cooled down and the season's almost over they decide it's time to start setting fruit.  Going to OW the best couple plants and hope an early start with 2nd year plants will make a difference. It's my first year growing BA's and I'd like to see if they can do better.



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Posted 14 September 2018 - 08:23 PM

I don't have any pics, but I successfully grew the Peruvian Red Rocoto.  Had plenty of pods too, really good. Didn't have any
luck with the Aji Oro.  They just did not want to grow for me.  The Aji Limo Rojo did very well.  Interesting that they don't have
a lot of seeds in them like other peppers.  The Aji Dulce were very nice and had a good size to them. They will all be returning next year.   Thanks a lot for the seeds Dale.

Glad to hear you had success with those seeds, buddy! Yeah, I really like that with the aji limo. Very few seeds, and fantastic flavor. Bummer on the aji oro. Those aji dulce are really good for stuffing and wrapping with bacon😁

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Posted 18 September 2018 - 02:28 PM

I've started finding seats for my elected overwinters, these three first. Farthest back is my Turbo, first to flower and fruit, set a total of 7 pods before going semi-dormant. In the middle is my sole Aji Oro, had one whole flower on it this year (it dropped), but is really showing signs of wanting to make up for that next season (the node action is wild!). Closest to is the notorious Large Red Rocoto that hosted an evil cutworm early this summer. As displayed, it became an enthusiastic producer. I've had no ripe ones yet. It was an odd, odd season up here this year. The trailer-bound pubes are flowering, but besides a lone Aji Largo there are no pods. I'll have to choose from them which to bring in, so far a prolifically flowering Rocoto Rojo is at the head of the class.

 

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Next year should be good, I'm going to devote some garden space to more Rocotos, and a high tunnel is planned....

 


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Posted 18 September 2018 - 11:30 PM

Next year should be good, I'm going to devote some garden space to more Rocotos, and a high tunnel is planned....

 

 

I usually end up pulling some of mine inside at the very end of the season near a south window and getting ripe pods as a result.  Hope those come through for you still and hopefully next season won't be such a weird year.  It was too hot and now suddenly its too cold and production and ripening both suffered.  I'll be setting up a low tunnel / hoop house tomorrow to extend the season to get the most out of it.

 

Did you ever confirm exactly what was going on with your Ecuadorian Red?  Figured you might take a look at the roots at the end of the season to be sure and I'm curious what it was.



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Posted 18 September 2018 - 11:50 PM

I've started finding seats for my elected overwinters, these three first. Farthest back is my Turbo, first to flower and fruit, set a total of 7 pods before going semi-dormant. In the middle is my sole Aji Oro, had one whole flower on it this year (it dropped), but is really showing signs of wanting to make up for that next season (the node action is wild!). Closest to is the notorious Large Red Rocoto that hosted an evil cutworm early this summer. As displayed, it became an enthusiastic producer. I've had no ripe ones yet. It was an odd, odd season up here this year. The trailer-bound pubes are flowering, but besides a lone Aji Largo there are no pods. I'll have to choose from them which to bring in, so far a prolifically flowering Rocoto Rojo is at the head of the class.
 
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Next year should be good, I'm going to devote some garden space to more Rocotos, and a high tunnel is planned....
 

There are some tasty looking pods there😀

The high tunnel should be quite nice!

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Posted 18 September 2018 - 11:52 PM

 
I usually end up pulling some of mine inside at the very end of the season near a south window and getting ripe pods as a result.  Hope those come through for you still and hopefully next season won't be such a weird year.  It was too hot and now suddenly its too cold and production and ripening both suffered.  I'll be setting up a low tunnel / hoop house tomorrow to extend the season to get the most out of it.
 
Did you ever confirm exactly what was going on with your Ecuadorian Red?  Figured you might take a look at the roots at the end of the season to be sure and I'm curious what it was.

I'm wondering as well, those Ecuadorian reds have alwyays delivered for well for me

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Posted 19 September 2018 - 08:38 AM

 

I usually end up pulling some of mine inside at the very end of the season near a south window and getting ripe pods as a result.  Hope those come through for you still and hopefully next season won't be such a weird year.  It was too hot and now suddenly its too cold and production and ripening both suffered.  I'll be setting up a low tunnel / hoop house tomorrow to extend the season to get the most out of it.

 

Did you ever confirm exactly what was going on with your Ecuadorian Red?  Figured you might take a look at the roots at the end of the season to be sure and I'm curious what it was.

 

I put all my Pubescens in containers this year, so technically they could all come in. It's a space issue (and potentially a marriage issue). I'm going out today to dig up a Large Orange Thai that has a hunnert tidy green pods on it to see if it will survive transfer to a life inside as well. I've never had any luck at that, so I may be learning to clone this Fall as well...

 

I'm wondering as well, those Ecuadorian reds have alwyays delivered for well for me

 

It seems to have suffered and survived it's trials as well, and even has a few thumbnail sized pods I hadn't noticed before. If I overwinter this guy I'll do a pictorial on the rootball trim and share it here.

 

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Obviously 1 & a half gallon containers was not the smartest move by me, but I had very little time this season to devote to ANY gardening. The light day-glo green is due to a negligent nute applicator, but these plants are all still flowering. I'd love for my Giant Yellow to set Just. One. Pod.


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Posted 19 September 2018 - 09:05 AM

There are some tasty looking pods there😀

The high tunnel should be quite nice!

 

I'm REALLY impressed with the size these Turbos are achieving! Can't wait for some ripening to commence...

 

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Yes, a high tunnel (even better--a greenhouse) would be choice, with one caveat: When I say that my house is situated in a wind intensified vortex, I do not lie. We've had 12 foot drifts in front of our garage the morning after only an inch of snow has fallen, while all the neighbors suffer nothing or small pillow drifts. It is insane. So I can see having to anchor any posts at least four feet, even for just a high tunnel. That would be no guarantee for any light structures 12 inches and up above the grade, especially with a flimsy fabric or light panels...I dread the trial and error process.


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Posted 23 September 2018 - 04:05 PM

My  plants still have a large amt of pods  d/t the cooler weather here in NE..just plucked these.

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La vie  est belle!


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Posted 24 September 2018 - 07:42 AM

Yeah!! Now we're talkin'!

 

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Posted 24 September 2018 - 08:15 AM

My  plants still have a large amt of pods  d/t the cooler weather here in NE..just plucked these.
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Nice tray of rocotos!

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Posted 24 September 2018 - 09:18 PM

Yeah!! Now we're talkin'!
 
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Heck yeah, starting to see some color!

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Posted 28 September 2018 - 10:03 AM

Well, dammit. For better or worse, I have a plan for next year, greenhouse or no.

 

I've decided to make room for ALL my container Pubes, overwintering the lot. I stumbled onto this site, http://www.rocoto.com/Overwintering/ and am expecting larger and earlier harvests from these plants next season...I also intend to cultivate more plants, start them earlier and devote more attention to what makes them go. I don't know if Joe is on here, but thanks a lot for the inspiration. The Rocotos were doing just fine in that regard all by themselves!

 

Anyhow, our Fall is sucking immensely this year, frost/freeze cycles are going to come and go with more regularity, so I'm thinking that, instead of playing the in-&-out game with these container plants for the next month, I'm going to just put 'em under the damm lights and get it over with....


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Posted 29 September 2018 - 10:55 AM

It's been a challenging year, but I've been getting some harvests lately so thought I'd share a few pics. The ripe rocotos typically come late to the great northwest.

 

Had a bizarre occurrence Thursday night where what appears to be mice or rats or similar attacked the peppers on my back deck including 5 Arequipas. They decimated the stems and branches of the smaller plants, but ate only the outer skin off the ripening Arequipas' fruits.  Maybe the rocotos were a little too hot for them as they got further inside?  Was strange to see a dozen peppers half-peeled of their skins but with the flesh underneath almost completely intact.

 

They left some good ones though and hit the non-isolated fruit harder than the isolated, which is good. Here's a few Areq iso-pods coming along well.

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Gelbe Riesens ripening

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Some Manzanos

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Also have a few rocoto ferms underway now with jars of De Seda's, Blood Orange, and some mixed reds (Costa Rican, San Isidro, and Manzano). The clamp jars on the outside are the last of the ferms from last season, so a year old now but still looking good.

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Posted 02 October 2018 - 12:40 PM

Nice looking pods there CaneDog!

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Posted 02 October 2018 - 12:43 PM

I picked this pile of rocotos this morning. There are quite a few more that are almost ripe. As long as this weather holds out, I should have 2-3 more harvests like this one.

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Posted 02 October 2018 - 08:17 PM

Damn, that's a true haul!  "Pile" is right.  Those bottom rows...



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Posted 04 October 2018 - 09:32 AM

I'm hoping my overwinters produce like that next season. I had to bring them in, expecting upwards of two inches of SNOW tonight and tomorrow, got down to 25 degrees last night. Just a shitty, shitty Fall.

 

Here's where they'll hopefully thrive for the next six months:

 

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No windows in this room, I read a post where someone (Malarky?) mentioned that his Pubescens liked the artificial environment, and these girls could certainly use some thriving.

 

My Giant Yellow hasn't produced a pod all season, but look at the blossoms!!

 

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There's no way I could trim these back.

 

A question: I have the timer set for 12 hours of night/day, equator style. Is there a better setting?

 

I have 4 other Pubes upstairs in south facing windows, including the cutworm victims from earlier in the season, both have pods on board.


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Posted 08 October 2018 - 07:47 AM

THIS is why I need an extra month of growing season...

 

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I do believe I will plant many more Turbo Pubes next season. They're about twice the size of the Aji Oros I grew last year. The Large Red in the foreground is the most prolific of all my neglected Rocoto babies, it will be very interesting to see how this one does next year in a much larger container.


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Posted 08 October 2018 - 11:46 AM

Looking great stettoman!






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