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#21 WarrantMan

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 11:49 PM

Ruid,

 

I get your point.

 

Not painting all with the same brush, but for me and my experience this past year, the "ornamental" pepper lived up to the name. "Looked great." But "taste wise" it sucked. Beautiful and plentiful but just not for eating. Again, not all and every , but I can say with confidence that in this case,  I'd wager a war pension that you and most who would try them, would agree that in taste they "sucked." 

 

Wished I'd saved some to send you but I did not. Gone now.

 

I won't buy any, but should I again get one as a gift, I will grow it in respect for the giver. Be grateful with politeness, but if follows like before, the term "ornamental" is for reason, "pretty to look at" it just "ain't for eatin."


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Posted 10 January 2019 - 12:03 AM

I can't imagine growing a food to not eat it.

#23 Uncle_Eccoli

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 06:56 PM

You don't have to: I shall demonstrate!  :D

 

Sorry, lol.  Teasing.  I will definitely report on how they taste.  Granted, from a position of relative ignorance, but I will report.


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Posted 17 January 2019 - 01:33 AM

There's always sauces, salsas, and powders for them.. If they aren't lousy tasting. I'm growing a number of Poinsettia this year and I've heard they are pretty flavorless. I know I've eaten at least one Annuum "ornamental" that was like onion skin soaked in unripe bell pepper juice.. Want to say it was Medusa. Sedona Sunset had a nice flavor though.
It seems like a lot of the Annuum pale in comparison to most other varieties, in regards to flavor profiles, or am I off? I haven't found any Annuum yet that have any real complexity in their flavor.
 



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Posted 26 April 2019 - 04:12 PM

Twilight pods are getting good and ripe so I ate one. It was not good. Thin flesh, lots of seeds. Similar heat to the cayenne, very little flavor (a touch of bitterness, nothing else), but it sat wrong in my stomach almost immediately. I thought I was going to hork it back up for a minute there. Fun, but not something I'll repeat, I think.

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Posted 26 April 2019 - 06:04 PM

Thanks for the review UE, I was gifted a bag of Twilight seeds from a friend and have maybe ten pots ready to go in the ground when the weather breaks. they will be used as an ornamental in my landscape plantings, but I'll still try one. 



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Posted 02 May 2019 - 09:06 PM

I've heard that many ornamental varieties of chiles can make a decent powder, which probably won't add much flavor, but will add a bit of heat to whatever you put it on.  I haven't tried this yet, though (none of my peppers are considered ornamental).



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Posted 09 May 2019 - 05:53 PM

Twilight pods are getting good and ripe so I ate one. It was not good. Thin flesh, lots of seeds. Similar heat to the cayenne, very little flavor (a touch of bitterness, nothing else), but it sat wrong in my stomach almost immediately. I thought I was going to hork it back up for a minute there. Fun, but not something I'll repeat, I think.

 

That's too bad! I bought twilights precisely because they were billed as a good-tasting ornamental. Oh well



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Posted 10 May 2019 - 07:31 AM

Unless there are poisonous peppers out there, who or what decides which peppers are ornamental?

Some people might say that about Reapers claiming they're too hot to consume but they love the look of them.

 

 

There are no poisonous chiles. The stuff they spray on ornamentals may be poison, but the chiles are not.


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#30 Uncle_Eccoli

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Posted 10 May 2019 - 08:44 AM

 

That's too bad! I bought twilights precisely because they were billed as a good-tasting ornamental. Oh well

 

It could well be they are and I just screwed them up somehow.  I grew one plant and ate one pod; YMMV.


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Posted 10 May 2019 - 04:08 PM

I was gifted a bag of Twilight seeds from a friend and have maybe ten pots ready to go in the ground when the weather breaks. they will be used as an ornamental in my landscape plantings, but I'll still try one. 


Please post photos when you finish!

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Posted 10 May 2019 - 04:50 PM

Unless you like the taste, sit them at the front door or by the pool to look pretty.  It does matter to the taste preference of the owners, but I am not in that camp.  YMMV.






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