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The 11th Annual Hot Pepper Awards ACCEPTING ENTRIES!


Member Since 14 Nov 2017
Offline Last Active Nov 22 2017 04:20 PM

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In Topic: Ordered a cheap heating pad and light system

21 November 2017 - 02:25 PM


Cool, keep an eye out. Bunch of us get together for Zestfest in January. Someone will post a note where we are meeting for lunch. Good times! You'll have a blast.

I love Zest fest but havent been in about 10 years. 

In Topic: Ordered a cheap heating pad and light system

21 November 2017 - 10:12 AM

Good, we need more DFW peeps in here growing good stuff!!!
Welcome from Weatherford!

Thanks!  I am actually in Highland Village, just south of Denton, only about 35-45 minutes from weatherford.

In Topic: Ordered a cheap heating pad and light system

21 November 2017 - 10:11 AM

If you have ever grown from seed without a mat before, you are going to frigging love the difference it makes.

Yes this is my first time with a mat.  I've started seeds inside for the last 2 years with no mat and a small 18 inch light I got from the hardware store.  I had about 40-50% germination rate, probably due to our house being about 70-72 during later winter/early spring.  Im hoping the mat will help out.

In Topic: Hot damn Pure Evil 13mil

15 November 2017 - 04:38 PM

So I have a question.  I am relatively new to the super hot club.  And I was reading an article about high SHU sauces and the claim of "Not extract".  How can you get 3m+ shu without extract?  The hottest recorded peppers are like 2.2-2.4m SHU.  So to get higher than that wouldnt it have to be extract?

In Topic: Habanadas

14 November 2017 - 05:30 PM

I grew them. tbh, I wouldn't call it habanero heat. It has the c. chinense smell for sure, so you cut into it and you're expecting heat based on that spicy odor, but flavor is a little different. It has a similar taste but I feel that "heatless hab" is a misleading name for them. 


They go from pale green to peachy to a dark peach/orange. If you decide to grow them, don't leave them on too long. I'd pick them when they first get peachy, where I find the flavor to be the nicest. The riper they are, the sweeter they get. And I'm talking candy sweet, but the flavor gets more like celery/fresh cut grass. Left a ton on for way too long before the season ended for them and they tasted like sugar coated lawn clippings. 


If you're looking for a sweet c. chinense variety that has good flavor and low heat, grow Aji Jobito. Definitely my favorite from my last season and I plan on growing at least 3 or 4 next year.