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#1574998 Chocolate varieties

Posted by cone9 on 12 August 2018 - 09:49 AM

/\ +1


Narrow minded as I am, I have no interest in growing choc. superhots.  I just do not enjoy the taste and, yes, for me they are very bitter.  I tend to find that the hotter the variety the more likely it will be bitter as well.  Lesser heat hot peppers are bitter, if at all, just in the placenta.  Perhaps my experience would be different if eating them in pepper form. 


This is just my personal perception. And, if I have learned nothing else in the past six years of growing hot peppers it is that personal taste varies widely!

#1573542 2018 cone9 " 'bout time glog time"

Posted by cone9 on 05 August 2018 - 07:51 PM

White Lightning Bolt F3   



Aji Arnaucho - cool shaped peppers.  This pic is a few days ago.  A couple are turning orange now


#1573337 2018 cone9 " 'bout time glog time"

Posted by cone9 on 04 August 2018 - 10:44 PM

Aji Lemon Drops doing their thing



Very pleased to see the Rocoto Marlene turning. 


#1573125 JLD Hot Sauce & Knives ready to launch

Posted by cone9 on 03 August 2018 - 09:24 PM

/\  I love it! :)

#1573016 JLD Hot Sauce & Knives ready to launch

Posted by cone9 on 03 August 2018 - 12:23 PM

What do you haul and where do your boats go?

A late friend of mine was a captain on ore boats on the great lakes

#1573014 Keep it Green 2018

Posted by cone9 on 03 August 2018 - 12:16 PM

You're doing some cool work, FB. 


Nice crosses that look like peppers one could actually eat!  There is such an obsession with superhots that,IMO, are often too hot for most of us to enjoy unless we make use of them in sauces etc.

#1572950 2018 cone9 " 'bout time glog time"

Posted by cone9 on 03 August 2018 - 06:19 AM

These are Aji Rosita Red.  They are one of the peppers that came up from Venezuela via Lindberg.

They are a prolific, heatless(or very low heat) pepper with a wonderful vegetable(not sweet) taste.


I love the way some pepper varieties ripen from top to bottom with a multitude of colors all at once.







looks like it's time to sweep the garden carpet!

#1572240 2018 cone9 " 'bout time glog time"

Posted by cone9 on 30 July 2018 - 11:07 PM

How are those WLB's doing?  Looking forward to see your F2's.


Here is the first WLB to ripen pictured beside a Fresno and White Fatalii.  Funky shapes developing like last year.  The heat and taste was like the ones I grew last season, color a little darker (although this pic shows darker than these peppers really were).   I really like those F1s.  I hope to retain most of that flavor.



#1572231 2018 cone9 " 'bout time glog time"

Posted by cone9 on 30 July 2018 - 10:35 PM

Aji Jobito...or maybe not.  






If you know this pepper, you know it is yellow.  And heatless.   This is neither.  Damn.  The real ones are delicious.  I was looking forward to them again.

I grew Aji Jobito from Lindberg's seed last year and had it right.  Guess I will need to go back to his original seed next season and isolate a few flowers'



#1571875 Devv-2018-Loving life in the dirt

Posted by cone9 on 29 July 2018 - 02:47 PM

...and BTW, the Aji Oro is setting the most fruit among my pube search.  The largest pods are olive sized and the plant is loaded with blossoms and many small pods   Not the earliest nor the largest at present but promising.


I now just need to see which, if any, end up ripening in my growing season.  I suspect I my be starting the pubescens seed much earlier, although I don't know how much that really helps.  You just have to have the appropriate night temps up here before the plants really take off and grow well.  


The largest C. pubescens pods I have are about walnut size.  there are two on my Marlene, but I am pretty certain they started before the plant hit the dirt.

#1571867 Devv-2018-Loving life in the dirt

Posted by cone9 on 29 July 2018 - 02:27 PM

We just missed you in Myrtle.  We were there 16-20.  We always fly - long car ride aren't kind to me anymore.  But then, plane seats aren't so pleasant either.


The pineapple plants are cool.

#1571619 Pepper People are the Best

Posted by cone9 on 28 July 2018 - 01:40 PM

He set me up with sauce and the same patch a while back.  Crack those bottles open, Dale - Good Stuff!



(Reggie - you have a great eye for marketing.  That match is fantastic!)

#1571157 2018 cone9 " 'bout time glog time"

Posted by cone9 on 26 July 2018 - 06:54 PM

This is Tepin x Lemon Drop




...and her first progeny


much larger than last year


but same taste and heat level





Pimenta de Neyda x Bhut Jolokia






And I am pleased to see some of my C. pubes are setting fruit.  Most are small, so I wonder if they will mature,

Aji Oro







Mini Red Rocoto




Aji Marlene also has a couple larger peppers, but I don't have a pic for now.




I ate this delicious Brazilian Starfish (not?) this morning.  Same great BzS taste and low heat but so huge and a not quite Brazilian Starfish shape!

I wonder if it is a cross...




...but so good I'll be growing from these seeds again!


These are so much larger than my past Brazilian Starfish peppers as are the Tepin x Lemon Drop.  I have been growing the TxLD since smileyguy697 sent me his F1 peppers.  These are now F2 F6 (I can't type for shit.  How do you hit the "2" when you're aiming for the "6"?) and I have selected for the largest peppers from which to save seed, but this year is a big jump.



I have never been one to brag about size, but...many of my peppers are quite large this year compared to the same varieties in past grows.


#1570510 Tepin x Lemon Drop F6

Posted by cone9 on 23 July 2018 - 12:31 PM

Thanks all for you comments.


It's a beautiful pod. Looks more like a baccatum. How'd the flowers look like?


I'll post pics below.

I think it's really cool how thick the walls are considering the parents.

I have never had a Tepin pepper, but perhaps the thick flesh comes from it.



Here are pics of a flower on my Lemon Drop plant:





And here is a flower from the Tepin x Lemon Drop plant:





The quality of the crop of just the flower is not the best as was taken with my phone.

#1570254 Tepin x Lemon Drop F6

Posted by cone9 on 22 July 2018 - 12:24 PM

This is my Tepin x Lemon Drop.  I believe this year is F6.   These are always vigorous growers and flush with peppers.


I have been growing them since smileyguy697 send me pods from his F1 plant.  Each year I save seed from the largest pods. 


The F1 pods were a little less than an inch long.  The peppers have been getting slightly larger with each generation.  This year they were a bigger (pun intended) surprise.




If you look really close you can see a few peppers





This is the first to ripen - picked this morning



...for scale



money shot


(That is probably a tiny Alex hair on the left shoulder - a fine seasoning for eggs)


alongside the blade



diced up with Guggisberg Swiss cheese, baby Pak Choy, cherry tomatoes and eggs...



destined to become...




no, no, no....wrong pic.


destined to become...