I've been disappointed with my 5 gallon grow bags this year. They dry out very fast, and therefor are out of sync with when everything else needs watering.
Plants that stand up by themselves in 3 gallon pots need staking in my 5 gallon grow bags.
I think my soil mixture has too much breathing and air-pruning going on (it's mostly loose mulch).
I think one of the lessons is to pay better attention to the soil you use in a grow bag. A better ratio of perlite and/or vermiculite might have made things easier.
I have several side-by-side duplicates of pepper plants in 5 gallon grow bags and 3 gallon pots. But I think my results are all skewed by not having the right soil in my grow bags, and not staking the pepper plants in grow bags.
I bought some St. Lucia Yellow Seasoning Pepper seeds from a vendor on Etsy.
The seeds germinated OK, but the peppers are not yellow (they mature to red), and it's fairly hot (not a seasoning pepper).
The peppers are definitely a Chinense. They have that distinctive Chinense flavor, and a heat level that I would estimate on the low end of the Habanero range. Much hotter than my annuums, but not nearly my hottest Hab.
While I was disappointed at first, this plant has gone on to impress me in a few ways.
The plant has some distinctive purple coloration on the stalk and on the peppers as they mature. It's not a strongly purple as some pepper plants I've seen, but it has a portion of that trait.
The plant is one of my most prolific, maturing to a red pepper about the size of a quarter.
For me this is a plant with a lot of peppers!
I consider this pepper plant a keeper, but I'd like to know it's name, or at least the name of some peppers that are similar to this plant.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions you can think of.