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Multicolor Rocotos

17 October 2017 - 09:55 AM

These two Mini Rocoto Rojos are from the same plant.





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


Aji Rocoto Oro, same thing.





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.......


Will hanging my plants help?

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!

What to charge?????

14 September 2017 - 01:57 PM

The wildest thing just happened; my wife just called from work with an order for peppers! I never even gave marketing these things much thought, but now I might need to.


I gave one of my NOTaPDreadies and an Aji White Lightening Bolt to one of the wife's employees, they claimed a liking for spicy peppers. Now they want 15 of each to make a huge batch of salsa...


Obviously I'm not going into business with one plant of each, but word is apparently getting around the 'hood that I grow a higher level of pod.


So anyhow, what's the going rate for unstable varieties?

Aji Crystal/CAP267

18 August 2017 - 11:47 AM

Geonerd sent me a variety of seed last Spring, baccatum mostly, one of them being a packet of CAP267, which I've found really sparse for info when trying to research, but I read "somewhere" that CAP267 is virtually the same as the Aji Crystal. I've found a LOT more intel on that pepper. The one I grew is THE most productive pepper in the 8th acre.




Branches are being pulled to the ground by the weight of pods. A lot of these pods are over 5 inches long, I'm ecstatic.


I'm reading odd things about harvest, such as ripe is NOT the optimal harvest stage unless to get seeds (aji crystal). I'd like to know more, especially if these two varieties are for all intents the same, and if picking yellow IS better than red ripe, flavor-wise....



CAP 267 is supposedly a Finnish "creation", said (by them :rolleyes: ) to be the world's greatest chile....


Thanks for any input.


Blossom abnormalities

13 August 2017 - 04:14 PM

This is a blossom on my aji mango, with some...uh...overexcited sexual accoutrements?




Even the pistil is swollen. I didn't see any others like this, and there are dozens on the plant that have the classic appearance.




I'm curious to see if this even has a chance of producing an equally ambitious pod....