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#61 Chilidude

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Posted 26 February 2018 - 02:31 AM

Many like them, but I found lemon drop to be disgusting. It has a soapy taste like a lot of baccatums. Nothing like many describe. I don't like the mustard scorpion either.  

 

Actually the soapy taste of the c.baccatum like lemon drops can be caused by picking the pods too soon or giving the chili too much fertilizer. Let them turn to the mature color on the surface and wait about 3 days to a week before picking them up and you might notice that they may not have that soapy taste no more or much less soapy tasting.


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Posted 26 February 2018 - 04:20 AM

 
Actually the soapy taste of the c.baccatum like lemon drops can be caused by picking the pods too soon or giving the chili too much fertilizer. Let them turn to the mature color on the surface and wait about 3 days to a week before picking them up and you might notice that they may not have that soapy taste no more or much less soapy tasting.

Is that true with all peppers? Or just certain varieties of peppers?


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Posted 26 February 2018 - 04:24 AM

Is that true with all peppers? Or just certain varieties of peppers?


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Only certain peppers in the c.baccatums like the lemon drop have this soapy sort of taste and not all C. baccatum have this prominent soap taste to them.


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Posted 26 February 2018 - 04:27 AM

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Posted 26 February 2018 - 04:33 AM

Thanks, I learned something new.


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Try growing Aji cristal, it is c. baccatum but it doest have this soapy tasty at all..In fact it tastes amazingly good sort of fruity bellpepper kind of way and the taste is best when it is picked at the orange stage of color before it turns to deep red color.


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Posted 27 February 2018 - 05:55 PM

 

Actually the soapy taste of the c.baccatum like lemon drops can be caused by picking the pods too soon or giving the chili too much fertilizer. Let them turn to the mature color on the surface and wait about 3 days to a week before picking them up and you might notice that they may not have that soapy taste no more or much less soapy tasting.

 

 

I agree that not all have this taste, and I have grown other baccatums i like. I am picky how I grow and really don't use a lot ferts. and don't pick my peppers too soon. In fact its one of the things I dislike about many people who sell peppers. I like mine ripe. I just have something against the lemon drop, as even at its best I just cannot get myself to like it. 



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Posted 27 February 2018 - 08:24 PM

Anything that has a strong floral flavor

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Posted 27 February 2018 - 11:43 PM

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I got some pods from a member here and they were just floral-borderline-soapy and hot. They'd probably be much better dried, but I only had a couple.

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Posted 28 February 2018 - 12:12 AM

 

 

I agree that not all have this taste, and I have grown other baccatums i like. I am picky how I grow and really don't use a lot ferts. and don't pick my peppers too soon. In fact its one of the things I dislike about many people who sell peppers. I like mine ripe. I just have something against the lemon drop, as even at its best I just cannot get myself to like it. 

 

Try drying the lemon drop and make it to a fine powder. If you dry lemon drop, the lemon taste will be much more intense and you could get a really creative by using it to bake a cake or something that calls for lemon and then cover the whole cake with a chocolate. :party:


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Posted 28 February 2018 - 12:54 AM

I heard once from a very reliable source that the chile de Onza negro was by far the worst tasting fresh pepper 

 

Although, the chile de Onza amarillo is one of my all time favs, I've never had the negro

 

And believe they are two totally different peppers


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Posted 06 March 2018 - 08:08 PM

I really have a tough time figuring out what the deal with the soapy taste is. I grew aji limon, aji lemon drop and criolla sella back when i lived in northern australia. The aji limon and aji lemon drop had a soapy taste that did not get better no matter what i did. I tried leaving the pods on, mixing/cutting fert use, more/less shade. Nothing worked. I have no idea as to why but eventually the criolla sella dropped its soapy taste. It was a great pepper but lots of seeds.



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Posted 07 March 2018 - 01:17 PM

 

Try drying the lemon drop and make it to a fine powder. If you dry lemon drop, the lemon taste will be much more intense and you could get a really creative by using it to bake a cake or something that calls for lemon and then cover the whole cake with a chocolate. :party:

 

Does drying this pepper remove the soapy flavor?  It would make sense, as some of the best peppers in my opinion don't reach their peak flavor until they are dried. Great idea on its use if the flavor of the powder is good.   

 

What other baccatums are known for lacking the soapy taste? 



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Posted 07 March 2018 - 01:26 PM

 

Does drying this pepper remove the soapy flavor?  It would make sense, as some of the best peppers in my opinion don't reach their peak flavor until they are dried. Great idea on its use if the flavor of the powder is good.   

 

What other baccatums are known for lacking the soapy taste? 

 

Most of the soapy taste is in the white part of the lemon drop. So if you want to remove some of that soapy taste, remove the center with a spoon before drying or using them. I have some dried lemon drops with the white part intact and the soapy taste is much more milder in those ones.

 

Aji golden and Aji fantasy doesnt have this soapy taste.


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Posted 07 March 2018 - 01:52 PM

Ive read Sugar Rush Peach lacks the soapy flavor. My lemon drops were pretty much fine too. The Aji Cito had it a little bit. I didnt notice it at all when dried.



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Posted 07 March 2018 - 03:54 PM

never had soapy taste with sugar rush peach. awesome pepper


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Posted 08 March 2018 - 03:30 AM

Sugar rush cream is definitely not soapy. Its more pumpkin shaped and very nice but takes forever to ripen.

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Posted 11 March 2018 - 05:19 PM

Anything that has a strong floral flavor

Same here. I still remember the taste of 7 Pot Douglah and 7 Pot Jonah Yellow (the most floral yellow pepper so far), they are good as powder though.



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Posted 13 March 2018 - 09:25 AM

I've never liked the flavor of dried chile de arbol in anything I've ever had them in

I´ve never had an opportunity to try fresh de Arbols, but i´ve had dry pods and powder.  Personally, i like de Arbols in a somewhat limited tex-mex context, but i will say that the flavor of the dry pods.powder is very unique and i can see how some folks might really dislike it. They kinda taste like hay smells, with some nutty tones, as well.  Decent heat level for an annuum. I like to use them as a complement to other chiles and various herbs/spices.  I also make a sauce with de Arbols, onions, garlic, cumin, and sesame seeds.  A very disinctive flavor to these.

 

But i can totally understand how someone might hate it.


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Posted 14 March 2018 - 05:21 AM

I´ve never had an opportunity to try fresh de Arbols, but i´ve had dry pods and powder.  Personally, i like de Arbols in a somewhat limited tex-mex context, but i will say that the flavor of the dry pods.powder is very unique and i can see how some folks might really dislike it. They kinda taste like hay smells, with some nutty tones, as well.  Decent heat level for an annuum. I like to use them as a complement to other chiles and various herbs/spices.  I also make a sauce with de Arbols, onions, garlic, cumin, and sesame seeds.  A very disinctive flavor to these.
 
But i can totally understand how someone might hate it.


You hit it on the head Bike... They taste like hay smells. Lot of Mexican restaurants use them in their 'secret' hot sauce you gotta ask for. It's always a disappointment when they return with their hay sauce.

Yours with the addition of sesame seed is interesting, good tip.




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