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Boy. I'm willing to try just about anything I don't have!
In particular, I'd take douglah or other dark 7-pot, any yellow (and tasty) superhot, any baccatums, any crazy hybrids, any wilds and anything you think I'd dig!
how long do you keep your sweet potatoes in the ground for? I had some and have heard to pick them when there's a frost, but we don't get those in miami lol I bought the vines, didn't start from a potato.
Just keep in mind that sweet taters need to be stored for a few weeks at high temps (~85-95F) with high humidity after harvest to callus over and cure. Doing so allows the tubers to convert starches to sugar and gives them a chance to heal any wounds they sustained during harvest.
I've grown sweet potatoes for the last few years and can attest that they store longer and taste much better if they are cured properly after harvest. Being in Florida, you'll probably have much better luck than I did maintaining high heat and humidity during that time.
I don't have a ton of experience with pubes, but I've found PepperLover's testament that the Peru bitdumi is adaptable to hot climates to be pretty accurate. I tried growing several varieties a few years ago (in western Illinois) and it was the only one to set fruit. Last season I grew two of them on my porch where they were shaded from direct sunlight during the hottest hours of the day and they went nuts and produced a heap of fruit.
Granted my location wasn't as hot as Florida, but temps in July/August were routinely in the upper 80's/90s. The heat ruined other pubescens varieties' chances of setting fruit, but my Peru bitdumis just kept going and going.
This is cross-posted in the PDreadie glog----So sue me....
Here's a mystery: I have a number of various peppers growing on the property, a total of 6 that I have potted, the rest in the dirt. I have no aphids or other pests that I know of on ANY of them except one: My potted PDreadie. Something is dining on the leaves, but only on the PDreadie plant. I have a Rocoto Amarillo and an Aji White Lightning Bolt directly next to it, and an Aji Amarillo, Aji Lemon Drop and an Aji Mango in pots within a few feet, but none of them infected.
I can visually not find a worm or mite or other pest on these leaves. The other PDreadie, out in the garden about 30 yards away has no sign of infestation.
Is there a chinense-specific pest that prefers Scotch Bonnets? This little bastard takes large chunks out of the leaves, then moves on to another leaf without finishing the one it was on.
Befuddled on the tundra.....me.
Thanks for any enlightenment
My guess would be a hornworm caterpillar. They have really good camouflage and hide during the day. Try to look for one after the sun goes down. They are sneaky, but really fun to kill.