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#1 ashley1592

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Posted 06 July 2018 - 10:22 PM

Hello! My husband and I own a small pepper farm in SE Georgia, www.facebook.com/autumnsharvestpeppers. We specialize in hotter peppers. We decided to give the Aji Charapita Peppers a try. They have thrived! Now we have a slight problem...what comes next? We haven't been able to find much information on how to sell them. Our harvest is coming in but we have no outlet for these. Anyone have a suggestion?

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Posted 07 July 2018 - 12:42 AM

Have fun picking!

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Posted 07 July 2018 - 12:56 AM

:rofl:  :rofl:

 

the amount of time spent picking them alone...

what's your time worth to you ?

 

 

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Posted 07 July 2018 - 04:00 AM

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Posted 07 July 2018 - 07:07 AM

Welcome from SC. Good luck finding an outlet for your crop.

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Posted 07 July 2018 - 07:29 AM

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Posted 07 July 2018 - 07:56 AM

The good thing about these peppers is they can be dried relatively easy. I'd dry them out and bag in quarter ounce bags, then hit the streets. Something like this..

 

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#8 ashley1592

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Posted 07 July 2018 - 07:58 AM

We live in a rural area, there is no way people would pay even a fraction of market value on these. There doesn't seem to be many people selling them online though. Maybe I'm looking in the wrong spot?

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Posted 07 July 2018 - 09:12 AM

The market value from all those news articles is bologna. I'd find an acceptable price for a little baggie like grasssnake said above.

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Posted 07 July 2018 - 10:26 AM

Any Peruvian/southAmerican/Fusion restaurants in a nearby urban center you could market to?
I'm sure they'd love to have locally sourced fresh/dried charapitas

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Posted 07 July 2018 - 10:37 AM

Maybe call some big city expensive restaurants and discuss how to do the sale.

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Posted 07 July 2018 - 12:38 PM

We are located near Savannah, GA. I am going to reach out to some of the higher end restaurants. Charleston and Atlanta aren't too far either. Thanks everyone!

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Posted 07 July 2018 - 08:35 PM

You could save a bunch of seeds and sell those on eBay. If you can't find an outlet for the peppers, I would vacuum seal a bunch and put in the freezer, and dry a bunch too. You'll find uses for them later in the year when you don't have anything fresh.



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Posted 07 July 2018 - 09:52 PM

:welcome:

Sell some in our Forum Ads section. Really? I'm the first to suggest this!

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Posted 07 July 2018 - 10:17 PM

Yeah, I don't know what "market value" for these is exactly, but I don't think anyone has paid what some of these articles and websites claim. But, whoever is on the marketing board for the Aji Charpita pepper...props

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Posted 09 July 2018 - 05:05 AM

Even ten percent of the claim is still over a thousand dollars a pound.

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 10:49 AM

Have you eaten any? I see people on here talking about growing them but no one is saying whether or not they're satisfied with them.

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 11:02 AM

Have you eaten any? I see people on here talking about growing them but no one is saying whether or not they're satisfied with them.

I have tried them and think they are delicious. I put a review of one on YouTube. The problem I have is they are so tedious to pick. I let a bunch go to waste last year because I just didn't feel like picking them.







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