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The 11th Annual Hot Pepper Awards - WINNERS ANNOUNCED!


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Recipe for Hot Cheeto Powder?

21 March 2018 - 06:56 PM

I was wondering if anyone could share a recipe for how to make a hot cheeto powder that tastes anything like the real thing. I found this WIRED article, but it still leaves out a lot on the "Natural Flavors."




What do you think? is hot cheeto powder just cornmeal, maltodextrin, MSG, pepper extract, and citric acid?

Recently moved to CA

16 March 2018 - 12:55 PM

I joined the forum almost a year ago and really love this place. I wanted to post to "Welcome" again because I just moved to the SF Bay Area a month or two ago and was wondering if we've got any members around here. I'd love to swap some seeds/seedlings before we germinate for the year (Ive got some neat stuff that you've just gotta try). Also, the seasons are pretty strange here, so if anybody has tips for gardening in the Bay I'd love to hear them.


Cheers everybody

Varieties: Crimson and Iberia X

07 March 2018 - 04:06 PM

I just got 2 bags of ~7 year old seed from two varieties labelled "Crimson" and "Iberia X" and was wondering if anyone knows anything about these varieties. I know that "Iberia hot pepper" is a long and wide annuum variety, but haven't heard of this one. maybe a cross that a grower was working on?


Crimson seems like it might just be a mis-labelled or maybe milder selection from "Crimson hot" the ancho variety.


What do you guys think?

Real quick: what is this damage?

01 December 2017 - 11:27 AM

I said virus, my buddy said cold damage. It looks like insect damage, but we're very sure there aren't any insects (these plants are pumped full of imidicloprid).


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Three more 2018 All-American Selections

20 November 2017 - 12:36 PM

In July I made a post about the 2017 AAS winners and included Onyx Red, which had just been awarded a 2018 AAS award.

As of Today, three more 2018 All-American Selections have been made for hot and sweet peppers, for a total of 4. That is a big year for peppers. The winners are below.


Red Ember F1 (Cayenne)



Red Ember produces a large number of rounded end fruits on durable, medium-sized plants. Judges described the thick-walled fruits as spicy, but tastier than the traditional cayenne, with just enough pungency for interest. The variety is an earlier producer, so its well suited for shorter growing seasons.


Breeder: Johnny's Seeds. BUY SEED


Roulette F1 (Habanero)



We've been seeing sweet heat-less habaneros coming out for a few years now, but to my knowledge this is the first one bred with all the resources of a large seed company. This variety of sweet hab was bred by Terry Berke at Seminis, so the variety was trialed at various locations all over North America before release. Gardeners will be delighted with the earlier production of large, uniform fruit and a very high yield. One judge noted that each plant easily produces 10-11 fruits at one time and up to 100 per season so there are plenty to eat fresh, cook with, and enjoy! 


Breeder: Seminis Vegetable Seeds, SEED NOT YET FOR SALE




Mexican Sunrise F1 (Hungarian)



This was a regional winner for the Southeast and Southwest. Mexican Sunrise Hungarian Pepper F1 brings to the garden a full spectrum of colors from lime green to yellow then orange and red as the fruit matures. These earlier maturing conical pendant shaped peppers produce a thick-walled fruit that can be eaten at any stage. The fruits are semi-hot, attractive peppers which can be used for ornamental purposes as well as for processing, pickling, and fresh preparations. Vegetable gardeners are sure to enjoy this pepper with its attractive fruit, early maturity and high yielding plants that look great in any gardenscape.


Breeder: Seeds By Design. BUY SEED maybe its this one? seeds by design uses the same picture for this variety but they don't list it under the same name...