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#1627642 Blossom drop problem

Posted by willard3 on 22 April 2019 - 09:03 AM

Flower drop probable causes:


1. Day temp too high >95F

2. Night temp too low <65F or too high >85F

3. Too much nitrogen fertilizer

4. Too much water

5. Low light levels (reduces fertility).

6. Very low humidity (reduces fertility)

7. Poor air circulation (air circulation contributes to pollination).

8. Lack of pollinating insects.

9. Size of pot

10. Too much mineral in feedwater.

11. Too much grower attention/anxiety.


#1627258 Crisp and sweet, with a hint of heat?

Posted by willard3 on 20 April 2019 - 06:58 AM

Some kind of baccatum.

#1627050 Germination Time

Posted by willard3 on 19 April 2019 - 07:19 AM

I've had tepins take 90 days to germinate........patience

#1626164 White Jalapeņo

Posted by willard3 on 15 April 2019 - 07:04 AM

Check chile guero, they are near white and common 


Look at chiles guero caloro from the mercado in the Bajío.

Chile guero = blonde chile



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#1625977 Recomendations for thin fleshed Chillis

Posted by willard3 on 14 April 2019 - 10:40 AM

Not only are poblanos thick-walled, I've had them from the market that are picante but they are very likely land-race varieties.

#1625861 Recomendations for thin fleshed Chillis

Posted by willard3 on 13 April 2019 - 04:31 PM

A picante, thin skinned chile that doesn't get a lot of play is chile arboles.


In Mexican mercados, it's one of the five types that everyone carries.

#1625410 24 Hour Lighting?

Posted by willard3 on 11 April 2019 - 07:27 AM

the pepper plants will fruit  under 24 hrs lighting?

 Chiles are day neutral, ie,  lighting period has nothing to do with fruiting.

#1624492 Bird eyes Chillies

Posted by willard3 on 06 April 2019 - 06:20 PM

I Sell them to supermarket and this is the name that they use... in netherlands...



And there sir, is the major problem with chile taxonomy, people make up names for chiles with no reference to readily available information.

#1624248 Bird eyes Chillies

Posted by willard3 on 05 April 2019 - 08:57 AM

That's neither a bird's eye nor an habanero chile.

#1621504 Salsa Picante

Posted by willard3 on 21 March 2019 - 08:06 AM

This is the salsa in Restaurante Colorines in Tepoztlán, Morelos. My niece and I like picante stuff but this had us gasping for breath with eyes tearing and all.
Don't know what was in it, but it was picante.
This is a real Mexican restaurant where they make tortillas to order.




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#1621502 Seeds? Where do I get them

Posted by willard3 on 21 March 2019 - 08:00 AM

You could start in "Vendor Vault" where: Review seed and plant vendors. Post praises and/or concerns regarding vendors, their pricing, reliability, and more.

#1621011 When and why you started growing peppers

Posted by willard3 on 19 March 2019 - 07:01 AM

I started growing many years ago when the best you could get in a store was zippo. I like picante food.

#1620824 Hydrogen peroxide 3%

Posted by willard3 on 18 March 2019 - 07:51 AM

I use it in the nutrient reservoir in all water that is added.

#1618708 Probably a dumb question: Using water from a dehumidifier?

Posted by willard3 on 09 March 2019 - 07:47 AM

It is distilled water.  Use it for your plants.

#1616198 Reliable and prolific annuum for a cold climate

Posted by willard3 on 26 February 2019 - 07:53 AM


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