I grew SAFI red bonnets a couple of years ago and absolutely loved them. Ordered more seeds this year for next season as I mistakenly thought I still had some saved.
From my experience with them, I can say they do have great yields and the flavour is outstanding. Heat is higher than MoA bonnets, and based on memory alone I'd put it close by the P. Dreadie bonnets I'm growing this year. Now that I have seeds again it'll be a definite grow every year.
Did you end up growing the Safi this year? I don't think I've tried one but sounds like a good one!
I tried doing some fresh Manzano shopping online a few months ago, and found a website called Melissa's (or something close to that?). I think they were located in California. They quoted me at ONE HUNDRED F--KING DOLLARS for a 5lb box of fresh Manzanos, shipped to Connecticut
lol I get Manzono pods at the grocery store like $5 a pound. Problem is, they are too large for a SFRB so it makes it odd to ship.
Hi Everyone. I've seen quite a few posts indicating that people are growing the Lumbre chile this year. My understanding is that it's supposed to be quite a bit hotter than the Sandia. Have many people here eaten Lumbre? I didn't get a chance to grow it this year, but Sandia has been my favorite green chile flavor for many years, and I'm eager to try Lumbre. Any opinions are appreciated!
-Dash (in NM)
Lumbre are not just hot but they taste great! I like all the NM types but Lumbre is the hottest one I've come across.