I loved this pepper, it's so sweet and juicy with heat slightly above a Hab. I made a mistake of picking my first few pods not quite ripe/mature, IMO for best results you need to wait till the pod colour resembles that of a over-ripe Banana ...when the bright yellow starts to dull a bit.
Bright yellow??? Mine mature from a pale green through a creamy colour to peach. Bright yellow does not enter into the equation.
I'm confused. I thought the Douglah was the (Trinidadian?) name for brown-coloured 7 pots. So a red Douglah is a contradiction in terms - a red Douglah is a red 7 pot. A yellow Douglah is a yellow 7 pot. It has to be brown to be a Douglah.
So by mild, do you mean like a little less than a Jalapeno, or what? Just trying to understand your point of reference.
I took advantage of a Facebook special from Refining Fire Chiles.
I got 2 each of the Sugar Rush varieties and 2 Venezuelan Tiger (8 plants total) for $21.99 shipped. Jim Duffy is good people.
If you're interested, I can set some seeds aside for you at the end of the year.
By mild I do mean a bit less than a Jalapeno, and it did have the sweet taste that they are named for. I have a pretty low heat tolerance (trying and failing to raise it!) and I ate it raw without too much difficulty.
I would absolutely love a few seeds, especially for the cream variety although red would be welcome too, if you can save some from your harvest. This is my first year as a serious chilli grower so I don't have much of interest to swap. However, I am due to visit the Ivory Coast in Africa late in the year so I'll be on the lookout for some interesting local varieties there... might end up with the next big thing everything is scrambling to grow!
I have about 10 pods set now, and none of them are anything like I was hoping for. Most are curled right round and some are just blobs. Obviously they should still be OK to eat, but I've got lots of other varieties to eat; I was growing these for the shape.
So, anyone got any seeds from "anatomically correct" specimens?
(As posted over on Chillis Galore, hope that's allowed) first fruits forming on the SB MoA plant. They don't look all that bonnet-like to me, although they are still very small. The largest one feels very rough and knobbly to the touch.
I've got my first pod set but the plant is still in a small pot (approx 1 litre - half a pop bottle) so I doubt it will amount to much. I think it's flowering/fruiting early because it's potbound. Really haven't the heart to remove it, though.
They are far too small to need feeding yet. Depending on what potting mix you have used, it's likely to have enough nutrients in it to keep them going for a while. Overfeeding is worse for the plants than underfeeding.