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In Topic: Help me identify pepper, please

Today, 06:03 PM

Not a pepper. The stem looks fuzzy in the picture too like maybe a potato leaf tomato variety...? Do you have any seeds leftover by any chance that we can see?

In Topic: Sideshow Gardens Grow Log.

Today, 05:38 PM

I gave up my Korean gochu this year to grow these. Gochugaru is easy for me to get locally. Good Aleppo powder is not. Most of what you can find is grown in Turkey atm. Plus i use way more Korean pepper flakes than i can grow. I would need 20 plants or more and that aint happening.


I may mix some of this with another middle eastern pepper powder too. One of the thin wall bell types probably that has just a touch of heat.

A lot of what you see in stores that's labeled "Aleppo" isn't true Aleppo either. Like you said, a lot of it comes from turkey which may or may not be Aleppo but more than likely it's urfa biber or something similar. A dead giveaway is if you see Aleppo with different heat levels. Like hot Aleppo, medium Aleppo, mild Aleppo.. True Aleppo from Syria has a pretty consistent heat level because it is a landrace with very little genetic variation but because of it's popularity in the culinary world and the limited export coming from Syria, people are trying to capitalize on the name by selling other varieties under the Aleppo name. I guess when there's no real governing body keeping track of this stuff, it's easy to do and very profitable.

In Topic: Internodal spacing.

Today, 05:00 PM

I think it's gonna depend a lot of variety too. I have some varieties in my grow room that grow so short and bushy that the leaves are almost flush with the soil and other varieties want to stretch out under the exact same conditions.

In Topic: Sideshow Gardens Grow Log.

Today, 04:50 PM

Soon as mine hit 2 sets of true leave they took off fast. Didnt take too long to get them either.

Wow they look great! Thats awesome. I've sent my aleppo seeds to people all over the globe so far and it's cool seeing seed that you produced being grown all over the country and the world. I'm a nerd though and I think that stuff is interesting. Lol

In Topic: Sideshow Gardens Grow Log.

Today, 04:31 PM

I sampled Ed's Aleppo powder. Its SUPER tasty!!! I have 4 of the plants going too. Germination rate was excellent and the plants dont seem overly demanding.

I'm glad they're working out for you. I was concerned because it was my first time harvesting for seed. My germination rates were really high and fast. They're probably the most vigorous plants I have growing. To be expected from an annum though I guess. They seem to be very heat tolerant too and really took off once the weather got hot. I had days in excess of 100 degrees and didn't have any blossom drop or anything. Very easy and forgiving variety to grow.