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#1492821 Frutescens: Why do people seem less interested in it?

Posted by Buzzman19 on 20 September 2017 - 03:29 PM

Speaking strictly from my opinion here.

I personally don't think the flavor is all there. With other peppers there are several flavor notes but in my ( frutescens limited) experience they just don't taste as good or better as other species.


Agree, I also find the flavor of most Frutescens kind of one dimensional and boring.  I am mostly a Chinense and Annuum guy myself.

#1492463 Anyone familiar with Blackout Chili?

Posted by Buzzman19 on 19 September 2017 - 08:06 AM

I think this was discovered by Tyler F. IDK like 2013 or so...


Yes, you're correct and my mistake.  Tyler Fatzinger, he also posts on FB chili forums.  I dont remember him ever revealing the cross characteristics either so I guess it'll remain a mystery. 


Sorry for the mixup!

#1491756 Anyone familiar with Blackout Chili?

Posted by Buzzman19 on 15 September 2017 - 09:18 PM

Anyone know anything about the Blackout Chili?  Had one at Bowers Pepper Festival and it was one of the most painful pods I've eaten this season.  Instant stabbing pain on the back of my tongue and throat.


I think its a pepper created by Kevin Bane, he hangs out in FB chili forums.  He hasnt exactly expressed what the cross is, so cant help you there. 




#1489199 Ghost flavor

Posted by Buzzman19 on 05 September 2017 - 08:26 PM

Big fan of Ghost peppers myself, that bhut flavor is unmistakeable to me.  I even make my own Ghost BBQ sauce as it pairs well with that sweet smokey flavor. 


Peach Bhuts all day long for me! 


#1486665 Yellow moruga?

Posted by Buzzman19 on 25 August 2017 - 05:22 PM


Wish I could take credit for those! That pic was lifted from HellHotPeppers, mine keep getting "sunburned."


Yellow Moruga is kind of a weird variety. It looks JUST like scorpions, but slightly bigger and takes a HUGE cut on heat.


I am growing 9 plants of the Yellow Moruga this year, only a very small portion of mine ever get to that size in the picture.  I grew the Yellow Cardi Scorpion the last 3 years and its a fantastic pepper but heat wise its lacking, admittedly the Yellow Moruga is no scorcher either but its well above a Cardi for sure.  I do like the Yellow Cardi for production, the Yellow Moruga falls way behind in that department but its decent.


Not Sure what I'll grow next year, maybe replace both with the Yellow Nagabrains. 

#1481907 Ghost Pepper ?

Posted by Buzzman19 on 07 August 2017 - 06:41 PM

Sorry, not a Ghost pepper.  Looks more like a Cayenne pepper if I were to guess. 

#1481232 Lets see your meanest, most gnarly pods!!!

Posted by Buzzman19 on 05 August 2017 - 12:29 PM




This is an F1 cross of a Scorpion.  Sorry cant reveal the parentage but its damn hot as expected. 




#1478193 Lets see your meanest, most gnarly pods!!!

Posted by Buzzman19 on 24 July 2017 - 09:29 PM



My first Devils Brain pepper created by Ms. Judy at Pepperlover.com  seeds were purchased from Whiteshotpeppers. thx Justin! 

#1478008 Chocolate Naga Viper?

Posted by Buzzman19 on 24 July 2017 - 09:37 AM

I know one other grower who is growing the Chocolate Naga Viper but I havent asked him yet where he got the seeds and etc.  I'll have to send him a PM and see if he has any info. 


It doesnt really resemble the Naga Viper all that much does it so curious as well. 



#1477239 whitehotpeppers

Posted by Buzzman19 on 21 July 2017 - 12:21 PM

I am jumping the gun for next season but placed an order for three varieties of peppers I wish to grow next season, as usual Justin sent them out quickly and included four freebies with my order!  Thanks Justin, much appreciated! 





The three pictured on bottom are what I ordered, all I can say is place an order.... Justin is a great vendor! 

#1474759 Eating Superhots!

Posted by Buzzman19 on 12 July 2017 - 08:43 AM

Pretty much the same for me, I used to eat Jalapeno's, Seerano's and Thai Chili's fresh.  Once those werent hot enough graduated to Orange Habs, then other different habs and then first superhot ever eaten was a Ghost Pepper.  The pain as expected was pretty intense for the first 10-15min but after that and the cooldown I thought I kinda enjoyed that. 


I can eat raw, but to be honest if I did that everyday my stomach would be in tatters, I'll leave the whole fresh pods to the reviewers.  What I do is usually cut up the superhot and put it on some Triscut Crackers with Boursin Garlic and Herb cheese if I have it or just regular old cream cheese.  It provides enough of a buffer so I dont have stomach cramps and I can enjoy the heat and flavor of the chili still.



#1473350 How many plants can you manage?

Posted by Buzzman19 on 06 July 2017 - 03:28 PM

220 plants this year, planting in Spring was a lot of work but after the initial plant out its generally smooth sailing.  Maybe 30-60minutes a day on maintenance.   I find it relaxing taking care of the plants, and I get a real kick and overall excitment when they start to flower and set fruit.  The whole process from seedling to 40" high plants just generally makes me happy. 


I get an even bigger kick when I have guests over and they do a walk through of my pepper garden and that look of both awe and wondering if I am touched in the head,  lol  I also send them on there way with fresh cukes, tomato's, hot peppers, and fresh herbs if they want.





#1472639 Goatsweed...How Many Pods Per Node?

Posted by Buzzman19 on 03 July 2017 - 01:20 PM

I havent grown them in a few years, its very hard to remember.  I do remember the first year production was poor, I overwintered plant and second year I had pods out the yinyang! 


I hope yours does better than mine first season, cheers!



#1468616 strangest ingredient in your hot sauce?

Posted by Buzzman19 on 19 June 2017 - 02:22 PM

I dont know if its strange but instead of salt I add fish sauce to my home made hot sauce.   It adds that savory element and of course fish sauce has salt in spades so two birds with one stone and such. 

#1465620 In the grpound or leave in pots ??

Posted by Buzzman19 on 10 June 2017 - 09:10 PM

If you dont want to till you can think about this instead.....  I have very hard compacted clay soil in my area so I just use a Post Hole Digger and dig 10-12 inch wide hole by 18" deep, I fill the hole with good store bought soil and my pepper plant.  That way you keep the soil costs down and you're not trying to till the hard compacted area and it just makes it easier.