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#1588138 Buncha Malarky 2018 edition

Posted by Malarky on 18 October 2018 - 11:06 AM


Your Oros are marvelous, Matt! Mine was....stunted this year, only got about a foot tall, never did flower....until a couple weeks ago, after I brought it in. Now I have flowers and fruit setting. Not sure what to do but go with it. Next season she gets a new home, a 10 gallon Air-Pot (or cheaper reasonable facsimile)...I'm still thinking of a raised bed plot specific for summering over-winters...and a greenhouse............

If you're able I'd maybe try an experiment with your looong season plants.

try a 5ga and a 10 ga and see if their is a difference in yield. You could even clone one of your OW's for the project.

I think confining the plant to a smaller container may be the way to force a harvest rather than getting bigger and bigger plants...with more green pods. 


A green house would probably help out a lot. especially if you had some passive/active heat source.

This Fall came too cold too soon here as well

#1587993 Buncha Malarky 2018 edition

Posted by Malarky on 17 October 2018 - 03:20 PM

Still slowing ripening in the garage, getting almost no sun because its still too cold for them outside night or day...


aji oro

#1587382 What do you guys do with unripe pods?

Posted by Malarky on 14 October 2018 - 04:21 PM

I made an awesome sauce with green baccatums.
Bunch of green lemondrop and bishops crowns roasted with tomatillos, garlic and sweet onion.
Pull them out when things start to get little black bits on them and then blend with a bit of salt, lime juice/vinegar to taste.

I also sweet pickled green and yellow Aji Amarillo rings. They made for a tasty side.

Green baccatums are very useful still.

#1586690 Aji Arnoucho puree/sauce

Posted by Malarky on 11 October 2018 - 09:07 AM

I approve :clap:

#1585189 TheGreenChileMonster 2018

Posted by Malarky on 03 October 2018 - 09:39 AM

I haven't been keeping my Glog up the way I wanted to this year, unfortunately. All is good in my garden, though. I just picked these this morning. It took quite a while and there is still an aji charapita bush loaded with pods to pick at when I get bored.

It looks like I will have plenty of peppers to eat this Winter😀

Looks amazing!

what kind of exposure do your rocotos get on that fence line? what direction do they face?

#1585055 Best peppers for powders?

Posted by Malarky on 02 October 2018 - 12:38 PM

Choc Hab powder is great.

#1584888 Buncha Malarky 2018 edition

Posted by Malarky on 01 October 2018 - 10:11 AM

I cut most of them down this weekend. The weather here is going to be awful for the next 2 weeks. lots of rain and cold.

I kept my aji oro's and red rocoto's try to finish ripening up whats left. 


Here's my Halloween Trick or Treat Bowl



final harvest



10 Things I learned this year

1. Don't Start on Jan 1st

2. Don't Start on Jan 1st

3. After 3 years I finally got decent CGN21500...and I didn't really care for them. YMMV

4. I only really need 1 Aji Limo plant...yellow or red, they are both great producers and I've got way more than I'll be able to use.

5. My C.pubescens did not like full sun, even in Wisconsin. Next year I will try them in shady areas.  (Dale->what exposure do your pubes get on that fence line?)

6. Watch out for Brown Marmolated Stinkbugs. Aphids weren't so bad this year...

7. I need to find a compact roma/paste tomato

8. maybe only grow 1 stupid hot pepper per year.

9. definitely think hard on what peppers I can buy in the store (frozen amarillos, frozen red rocoto, dried pequin, mail-order hatch chiles), so that I can use my limited space to grow others.

10. I need to get my peppers off the deck so my wife will be less unhappy with my hobby. 


2019 pepper list here I come!

#1584879 Growdown Throwdown 2018 Yellow Brain Strain!

Posted by Malarky on 01 October 2018 - 09:19 AM

That's all folks. It was a very nice plant, but i think i stunted its grow being pot-bound in the early spring. No more Jan1 starts for me.


299g+215g=514g Final Total

#1584761 Thegreenchilemonster Cooks For Three

Posted by Malarky on 30 September 2018 - 07:15 PM

Dang man! You need to sire offspring more often

#1584325 Growdown Throwdown 2018 Yellow Brain Strain!

Posted by Malarky on 28 September 2018 - 08:35 AM


200+99= 299g Total

#1583969 Buncha Malarky 2018 edition

Posted by Malarky on 26 September 2018 - 09:25 AM

So how'd you do temp-wise the other night, Matt? Get that 39?


I apparently don't rate a frost this year, going straight to hard freeze on Saturday. Looks like you had a great go!

Yeah it got down there. pretty cold

I had a good season. I eaten too many fresh peppers this year. stocking alot away in the freezer for sauce and jelly.

I still have a lot ripening right now. the plants are pretty colorful.

but the next couple weeks, my highs are going to be in the 50's...so i'm trying to decide if I want to overwinter anything.

We moved my son into a different bedroom...my room, with the south facing window...soo i'll be stuck in the basement now for overwinters. we'll see how that affects them. I may keep them upstairs for awhile they recover from digging and cutting back.


BUT, the rocoto's seem to do great in my basement. We'll see. I may keep my Peruvian Red, just cuz its been through 2 seasons now.


I'm not too attached to any of them this season.

#1583217 Stetto-grow 2018: Takin' another run at it.

Posted by Malarky on 21 September 2018 - 12:49 PM

39F tonight for me, how you holding up Eric?

#1583187 Growdown Throwdown 2018 Yellow Brain Strain!

Posted by Malarky on 21 September 2018 - 09:56 AM


90+110=200g Total


still here...

#1583184 TheGreenChileMonster 2018

Posted by Malarky on 21 September 2018 - 09:50 AM

I can send you more seeds from this year. I have been saving seeds from only the most perfect pheno pods.

I'd appreciate that a lot man. Mine are definitely more orangey and oblong. your's really look great. So I'm glad we hit the jackpot on whatever seeds gary sent me, and I scooped for you, and you picked to germ... :party:


its funny, my grow is shaping up to be very similar to yours, thanks again for all your recipes and photos and insight you share.


If you have any spare charapita seeds, could you send some aswell? I just looked and I've shared away my entire charapita pouch.


2019 is looking like:

Aji Amarillo

Aji Limo

Aji Oro

Giant Red Rocoto

Various Red Pubes-to see which does best

Maybe charapita

NuMex Green Chilies


maybe Peach Bhut again(I've got a couple strains to choose from(Judy's SS, WickedMike, JPGS, and PeachGhost Jami)

maybe SugarRush Peach

#1583181 Buncha Malarky 2018 edition

Posted by Malarky on 21 September 2018 - 09:33 AM

a bucket full!




clockwise from the top: Aji Oro(runt), CGN21500, P.Dreadie's, SB7J's, Trepadeira do Werner, Yellow BrainStrain, Aji Limo Rojo, Aji Limo Amarillo, Tobassco