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#1469529 The Pest Guide

Posted by Gorizza on Today, 09:49 AM



     My guess would be a hornworm caterpillar. They have really good camouflage and hide during the day. Try to look for one after the sun goes down. They are sneaky, but really fun to kill. 


Came here to search the pest guide for Tomato Hornworm and only found this post.  I hate those big ugly bastards and wanted to come vent.

#1469432 New to TheHotPepper site

Posted by Gorizza on Yesterday, 10:19 PM

what is that? I never heard of it before.


#1469425 New to TheHotPepper site

Posted by Gorizza on Yesterday, 10:02 PM

Will share some pics of my garden as it grows 


Get a GLOG going!



#1469424 New to growing peppers in Indiana. :)

Posted by Gorizza on Yesterday, 10:00 PM


California reaper appears to be a real thing


Carolina Reaper x Peach Ghost Scorpion


by some guy at Tyler Farms https://www.tyler-fa...r-pepper-seeds/


#1469360 Yellowish spot on my coolapeno pepper fruit

Posted by Gorizza on Yesterday, 06:19 PM


How much is a bag of it?


I buy this brand from a local garden store. apparently its $7 at walmart


#1469357 Gorizza's Excellent Adventure

Posted by Gorizza on Yesterday, 06:16 PM

So I mostly cleared up the mold in the "porch" location with some spectromycin yesterday, looking better today. The weather hasn't cleared up but I wanted to brag on 2 of my plants in particular:



I've got a Lotabih Jolokia that has really exploded in the last week or so




A Ghost pepper that is putting off huge fruits, and about as many fruits as leaves!


#1469321 Grinders

Posted by Gorizza on Yesterday, 04:06 PM

I keep clicking on this thread expecting to see sandwiches.



#1469237 Herbicide damage?

Posted by Gorizza on Yesterday, 09:05 AM

Why would you (one) even put this on your garden

Seems retarde


2,4D is a common pesticide in peanut cultivation, usually used 30-40DAP and once more as needed.


From UGA's 2016 peanut update, page 67:


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#1469226 Milder Habanero (or hotter Trinidad Pimento/Seasoning)

Posted by Gorizza on Yesterday, 08:52 AM

The Habanada, like the NuMex Trick-or-Treat, are s'posed to be zero heat hab-types.  I'm trying to grow Trick-or-Treats this year, as well as several different varieties of low-heat chinense that are s'posed to be very mild but not entirely without heat.  As of right now, i have got plants, but no pods, so i can't really comment on how they taste, but I am growing both red and orange NuMex Suaves, as well as Frontera Sweets and Ecuador Sweets.  I got the NuMex varieties directly from NMSU, and i got the other stuff from Semillas.  Incidentally, Semillas ships internationally, and they got a lot of varieties that might fit the bill for you (see: Habanero El Remo...)  https://www.semillas...ense&cart_id=""


Ha ha oh no I didn't realize NMSU made the same thing.


Looked into it a little, the Trick or treat was published in 2015: http://hortsci.ashsp...50/11/1739.full

and the research on pun1 that lead to the habanada was originally published in 2007: https://academic.oup...hinense-via-the

Bosland cited a different article about the pun1 locus, which is really odd, and pretty sneaky if you ask me. IDK i'd have to read both papers all the way to make sure and I'm not doing that right now.

I can't find the release notes for the Habanada, but it goes back to at least 2011: https://phys.org/new...-cucumbers.html

#1469160 What pods can you buy at your local markets?

Posted by Gorizza on 20 June 2017 - 11:14 PM

Typically your usual sweet peppers, jalapeno, serrano, poblano, sometimes they have long hots, and every once in a while they have habaneros but they're always grassy and horrible. 


This is my experience as well


Bells: Green Orange Red, Poblano and Serrano occassionally, Jalapeno and habanero (no problems with the habaneros, we've been getting some really huge ones at Kroger recently for some reason) and I've seen long peppers that remind me of asian hot peppers but on second thought might be Basque Fryers. Small sweet peppers are available as part of vegetable trays usually too.


I've seen more variety at farmers markets, but, and organic farmers please forgive me, I'm always wary because they all smell strongly of manure.

#1469153 Herbicide damage?

Posted by Gorizza on 20 June 2017 - 10:17 PM

No bugs under 400x.


It would be a shame to lose these plants. I started the seeds in November. I have other copies of all but the scorpion.


I feel for you 100%. Very irresponsible of your neighbor to spray such a volatile herbicide in high wind. Only thing worse would be dicamba.


Would it be possible for you to start a clone? I'm not sure if the clone would carry on the effects of herbicide, just a thought. 



#1469131 Milder Habanero (or hotter Trinidad Pimento/Seasoning)

Posted by Gorizza on 20 June 2017 - 09:16 PM

Sounds like you miiiiight be interested in the Habanada





#1469129 Herbicide damage?

Posted by Gorizza on 20 June 2017 - 09:11 PM

Any advice on these plants? Cut them back and hope for the best? Give them a shot of any antidote?


Prognosis is bad, from NCSU Extension:


Sadly, the injury of these two herbicides will either lead to the death of the plant or very poor production.  It is usually recommend to simply plant another tomato and learn from your experience. 

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#1469033 Yellowish spot on my coolapeno pepper fruit

Posted by Gorizza on 20 June 2017 - 04:59 PM

Looks like early blossom end rot to me



Photo credit by E. Maynard, Purdue University


Treatment is Calcium Nitrate

#1469023 Do all super hots drop flowers as easily as Ghosts?

Posted by Gorizza on 20 June 2017 - 04:25 PM

Any advice on how to prevent it? I've even been bringing the plant inside at night when outside temps get a little low.


Interesting. I've always found it to be far more of a problem in ghosts than any other varieties myself.


Flower dropping may not be, but pollen production and flower shape-i.e. anther proximity to pistil- is.