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stettoman

Member Since 09 Aug 2016
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#1499320 Stetto's First Winter Grow ('16-'17)

Posted by stettoman on 17 October 2017 - 03:55 PM

I'm going to save whatever green pods I have left for A green baccatum sauce.

 

Y'know, I pretty much picked all of mine with the same intent, but I spent too much time trying to get them to ripen.

 

It's ok, I'm going to have plenty, and my dehydrator has been going nonstop for weeks already.

 

Besides, I picked up a wealth of information to utilize next season!




#1499298 Stetto's First Winter Grow ('16-'17)

Posted by stettoman on 17 October 2017 - 01:18 PM

Yes, that's a ghost.




#1499297 Stetto's First Winter Grow ('16-'17)

Posted by stettoman on 17 October 2017 - 01:17 PM

Next season the bulk of my grow is going into buckets, especially the long breathers like Aji Amarillo and Brazillian Starfish and the Thais. I brought the potted Aji Amarillo and the Aji Mango in around a week ago, the Mangos are almost all picked now, and the Aji Amarillos are doing this...

 

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This is wonderful. I picked the green Amarillos in the 8th acre, a small handful actually started to ripen, but they all puckered and spoiled really fast, some over night.

 

But this works. I just have to convince the cats to CUT IT OUT!!

 

 




#1499254 Multicolor Rocotos

Posted by stettoman on 17 October 2017 - 09:55 AM

These two Mini Rocoto Rojos are from the same plant.

 

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I wasn't aware they did this. So far, all have ripened yellow.

 

Aji Rocoto Oro, same thing.

 

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Is this a late-season phenomena I'm not familiar with? A genetic pigmentary hiccup?

 

Or is it simply red, eat it and kindly move on.......

 




#1499013 P. Dreadie Memorial Group Grow 2016

Posted by stettoman on 16 October 2017 - 09:46 AM

Hay Gary, I saved every single seed from those Dreadies, they weren't by chance open pollinated next to, say, a fatali or some such? I'd like to try again next year with these, hoping for a pure strain.

 

BTW, the Dreadie/Mahalas are one of the most successful plants I had this year. Every single pod ripened on the vine! I'm freezing them for posterity, and recipes down the line.




#1498414 Moruga Welders 2017 Grow

Posted by stettoman on 13 October 2017 - 06:13 PM

Beautiful Frank! Now that you got the swing of ot, we should have the other shoulder done next Spring....just imagine the grow you'll have already having the one-armed experience!


#1498359 Aji White Lightning Bolt

Posted by stettoman on 13 October 2017 - 01:58 PM

What is the flavor profile on these? I'm getting nothing but heat, not even an aftertaste.




#1498165 Growdown Throwdown 2017 Aji Lemon Drop!

Posted by stettoman on 12 October 2017 - 05:39 PM

That there's a cute little plant ya got, Scott!




#1498105 Growdown Throwdown 2017 Aji Lemon Drop!

Posted by stettoman on 12 October 2017 - 10:52 AM

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389g




#1497882 Will hanging my plants help?

Posted by stettoman on 11 October 2017 - 10:12 AM

 

From what I understand, the ethylene gas method involving a bag and a banana only works with c. annum.

C. chinense have to start ripening while on the plant or else they just won't ripen at all. I don't know about c. pube or c. baccatum. It's worth a shot with either of those. 

 

So far you're on the mark. The Paprika, Gochus and Urfa Biber are responding really well, I've got a number of each well on their way this morning. I've got my Large Orange Thai in a bucket that gets shuffled in and out of the garage, today I'm going to pick a bunch and see how they do with the banana.

 

The Aji Amarillo are slowly turning to mush. No color but green. The plant I brought in has about 20 nice pods on it that are actually starting to ripen, so there will be a taste :drooling: ...The rest are just not...Nor are the few Brazilian Starfish or Bishop Hats I picked green. Worth a try, though....

 

I do have a couple Aji Oros turning yellow in the banana bag, not sure if they'd started by the nanner or if there was yellow I didn't see before I put them in the bag, but if more start, I'm grabbing the pube pods still on the plants and gettin' them nannered up.

 

I'd really love to see the Thais ripen. I have a shitload of green ones on the bush.




#1497695 Will hanging my plants help?

Posted by stettoman on 10 October 2017 - 12:07 PM

Two words would have avoided this travesty.....

 

Heated Greenhouse...

 

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#1497527 Growdown Throwdown 2017 Aji Lemon Drop!

Posted by stettoman on 09 October 2017 - 03:40 PM

Yah Rich, I have mine in a five gallon, pretty easy to haul. It's been coming in at night for a few weeks now.

 

Freeze warning tonight, gonna pull as much green as I can.




#1497297 Unseasonably warm fall

Posted by stettoman on 08 October 2017 - 06:20 PM

Naw, very close to normal. Started out looking long and warm, but the freeze advisory is on for tomorrow night. I just pulled about 10 lbs. of very green peppers, left easily 5 times that out in the 8th acre.

Global warming my ass.


#1497254 Growdown Throwdown 2017 Aji Lemon Drop!

Posted by stettoman on 08 October 2017 - 03:04 PM

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372g

 

Still trudging along...any bets on whether the sinister Lemon Drop Killer will get to 500?




#1497211 Will hanging my plants help?

Posted by stettoman on 08 October 2017 - 12:55 PM

You folks that know me know that I have a viciously short season, and I'm at the end of it now. I have a huge number of green pods out in the 8th acre, I'm curious if this will work to salvage unripened peppers.

 

I'm going to hang a few plants upside down in the shed, at least keeping them from threat of frost. There's no hard freeze yet in the forecast, yet a few areas have reported upper 20s recently. I have some trophy Aji Amarillos that I was really hoping had a chance to turn orange. There is absolutely no sign of ripening in any of them.

 

So my questions to you, and yeah, "it couldn't hurt" is already on the list, do these peppers have to have started some stage of ripening for hanging the plant upside down to help? And do the roots have to hang intact or can I cut them off at the ground to make hanging easier?

 

I would love me some edjumacated advice on the subjeck, thanks!