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#21 SmokenFire

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Posted 22 November 2018 - 05:46 PM

i wana see everyone try to grow a rocoto lol

 

I do too - voted rocoto.  The pods are delicious and not too hot so usable in most things, plus the plants are really tough to get right and so a grow down challenge like that would be awesome.

 

Though I would add that depending on where you live rocotos could be easier or harder to grow.


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Posted 22 November 2018 - 05:47 PM

But, everyone knows what a rocoto tastes like, but the Sri Lankan pepper..... sounds delicious.

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Posted 22 November 2018 - 06:00 PM

I would need to do rocotos indoors. Too hot here during summer months

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Posted 22 November 2018 - 06:05 PM

 
I do too - voted rocoto.  The pods are delicious and not too hot so usable in most things, plus the plants are really tough to get right and so a grow down challenge like that would be awesome.
 
Though I would add that depending on where you live rocotos could be easier or harder to grow.

It would be an indoor grow for me in that case. Perhaps even build a sunroom situation with ac. I can start rocotos Jan 1 and by March they are the biggest plants to be planted outside. They do quite well into April and sometimes May, loads of flowers no fruit, then they slow as the summer hit begins, continually growing and water hogging but slowly. Sprawling. Slowly. Until October and then they send new terminals out and go crazy for about a month before frost hits. At the end of it all I may end up with 5 pods total. Indoors....pubes do very well. Almost annoyingly well.

The biggest rocoto pods Ive seen were in a market in Iquitos, Peru. These are the only variety Ive been growing. Boated Im from the higher mountain regions. Think cool climate, higher elevation, short days (only available light in between mountains), would be interesting!

Lets see how the voting goes! May the best pod win.

Edited by Pepper-Guru, 22 November 2018 - 06:13 PM.

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Posted 22 November 2018 - 06:20 PM

Peruvian Smuggle ("Pene de Mono" long white)
Peruvian Smuggle (Red Roccoto GIANT)
Peruvian Smuggle (Aji Limon long yellow)
Peruvian Smuggle (Aji Charapita red)
Peruvian Smuggle (Aji Charapita yellow)
 
Here is a visual reminder of the peruvian varieties I brought back.
 
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The small round red and yellow ones are Charapita. They are served with nearly every meal in every cafe, restaurant, street joint etc, as a garnish along side lime wedges. The long white ones reminded me of the caterpillars I grew many years ago, so I made sure to get some of those. One local in the Belen market told me they were called "Pene de Mono", so I'll just let you figure that one out. The Roccoto peppers there were mutant sized everywhere. The Aji Limon were in every grocery store and everyone's gardens. Should be fun times trying to grow them :)
 
I'll update when we get hooks! 


Here are the rocoto I have.

The Limon are actually Limo, and the Charapita Red are actually Cerezo

Edited by Pepper-Guru, 22 November 2018 - 06:21 PM.

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Posted 22 November 2018 - 08:15 PM

"Chili Red" - Kandy, Sri Lanka for the win!

 

Vote "Chili Red" - Kandy, Sri Lanka.


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Posted 22 November 2018 - 11:39 PM

Voted Chilli Red.

Looks and sounds similar to 'guntur sannam' variety that we have in India ( planning to grow it here in US this year).

 

https://www.google.c...yzXXopIFQuDNcM:

 

If chilli red wins, may be we can work out a trade. Cheers.


Edited by saiias, 22 November 2018 - 11:40 PM.


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Posted 22 November 2018 - 11:52 PM

Yes! GDTD '19 

 

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Posted 23 November 2018 - 12:32 PM

My vote goes for the chili red.

 

There's a few things I would like to grow on that list, but that's one I can't just order. It sounds pretty awesome!



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Posted 23 November 2018 - 12:42 PM

My vote goes for the chili red.
 
...that's one I can't just order.



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Posted 23 November 2018 - 12:49 PM

 

Though I would add that depending on where you live rocotos could be easier or harder to grow.

 

That's probably true for all pepper kinds :)


...but I might be wrong...


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Posted 23 November 2018 - 03:01 PM

Voted Chilli Red.

Looks and sounds similar to 'guntur sannam' variety that we have in India ( planning to grow it here in US this year).

 

https://www.google.c...yzXXopIFQuDNcM:

 

If chilli red wins, may be we can work out a trade. Cheers.

 

There it is! Gotta be in the same lineage. 

 

This year was my second year growing them since bringing them back and noticed two distinct phenos reveal themselves. The one larger more cayenne looking pod, and then the one that blew me away this year was slightly smaller pod, larger plant with more branching, same leaf shapes and size, but far more productive than its counter part. (at least this year that was the case) That's the one that taste's the best and I believe we should use. Let me see which one I have more seeds to share from and if it wins then this will be easy. Just need everyone's address like last year. May accept like a $1 paypal F&F with your address in the notes as confirmation that you'd like to compete this year. 


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Posted 23 November 2018 - 03:48 PM

Vote Chili Red Vote Chili Red!!  :P



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Posted 23 November 2018 - 04:05 PM

In case they win, here's the ones getting de-seeded. 

 

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Posted 23 November 2018 - 04:07 PM

Some of us don't do PayPal,  can I send you money now?

 

There it is! Gotta be in the same lineage. 

 

This year was my second year growing them since bringing them back and noticed two distinct phenos reveal themselves. The one larger more cayenne looking pod, and then the one that blew me away this year was slightly smaller pod, larger plant with more branching, same leaf shapes and size, but far more productive than its counter part. (at least this year that was the case) That's the one that taste's the best and I believe we should use. Let me see which one I have more seeds to share from and if it wins then this will be easy. Just need everyone's address like last year. May accept like a $1 paypal F&F with your address in the notes as confirmation that you'd like to compete this year. 

 


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Posted 23 November 2018 - 04:23 PM

In case they win, here's the ones getting de-seeded. 
 
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They look like small thai peppers :)

...but I might be wrong...


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Posted 23 November 2018 - 04:38 PM

Some of us don't do PayPal,  can I send you money now?

 

Square, cashapp, facebook...etc everyone does one of those...

 

 

 

haha, here they are : 

 


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Posted 23 November 2018 - 05:52 PM

 

That's probably true for all pepper kinds :)

 

I'm in zone 5a.  I have grown out all manner of peppers over the last decade, but rocotos continue to stymie me.  Similar to what pepper guru and edmick said - outside conditions just aren't conducive to those peppers - and after all the effort and flower drop I might get a handful of pods per plant.  


It felt like satan pissed in my mouth it was so hot and lasted a long time. It was a horrible experience eating one of them. - SavinaRed
I would love to travel to your castle to roam the land,eat pie and hunt woman. - sicman
 
 

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Posted 23 November 2018 - 05:56 PM

Well, I guess I'm no one, cause I don't.

Square, cashapp, facebook...etc everyone does one of those...

 

 

 

haha, here they are : 

 

 


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Posted 23 November 2018 - 06:43 PM

Well, I guess I'm no one, cause I don't.

 

Simmer down, we'll get you sorted.

 

 

 

LOOKY what I found! 

 

 

Original dried pods from my Sri Lanka trip vs Fresh from the garden this year. 

 

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