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It's never too early to get started!

Sooo... 2022 season is over and most of my 2023 plants are already there - no reason not to start a new thread already! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

While all my current plants are technically overwinterers, only a couple have grown through the 2022 season and are considered interesting enough to keep for next seasons grow.

Let's start with the famous Schneider farms SB plant, which will be going into it's third season in 2023. It currently doesn't look all that nice but that was also the case during the winter of 2021 so no worries here...

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Next in row is my Scotch Brains plant...

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And then there's the Humble Servants Homestead (HSH) SB, which was also elected to stay for next season...

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MarcV

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First ripe SB7J... taste was a little sweet, scotch bonnet like. Heat was also similar to SB but it was mostly mouth burn, not so much in the throat. It gave me a good drool and a running nose ๐Ÿ™‚. Seems like a very useful variety!
This one didn't have the typical ufo shape so much but the plant is currently loaded with beautiful ufo shaped pods!

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MarcV

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Well... it's the first time in 14 years that we're actually visiting a place during our holiday. And we assumed that our daughter would be here during that time when we decided to go. But in the mean time she (finally) got a job and she is staying with her boyfriend who lives at about 80km from where we live.
But I already instructed our neighbor how to take good care of my plants and told her how worried I am about them, so I'm convinced she will take good care of them pepper plants ๐Ÿ™‚
 

MarcV

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After a week on holiday I could pick a nice harvest ๐Ÿ™‚...

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Top left: scotch brains 7pot pheno
Top right: schneider farms SB
In-between: a little SB7J
Mid left: 7pot brain strain
Mid right: scotch brains
In-between: piment d'espelette
Bottom left: รฑora
Bottom right: tap de cortรญ

Those 7pot brain strains are getting really huge. This is the largest one sofar...

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This harvest is only a fraction of what is still on the plants.
 
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PaulG

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Nice harvest, Marc. Those tap decorti look a lot like
Spanish Piquillo peppers. Howโ€™s the flavor profile on
those?
 

MarcV

Extreme Member
The Tap De Cortรญ is a very nice snacking pepper, no heat and very sweet, just delicious! I think they are very similar to piquillos but the tap grows pointing upwards. Piquillos are also a bit larger I believe. I can send you seeds if interested ๐Ÿ™‚
 

MarcV

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Decided to eat that little SB7J this morning. Nice, sweet with just a little heat... or so I thought... that little pepper hit me hard once the heat started to build! :mouthonfire: I really felt bad for a couple of minutes, needed some yogurt to calm it down a bit. Started feeling shaky, I guess I must have had an endorphin rush!
 

MarcV

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Looks like I'm in a jam-making phase right now. Although the pineapple-mango-scotch-bonnet jam that I recently made (see post https://thehotpepper.com/threads/how-are-your-bonnets-doing.77021/page-2#post-1773670) is not bad, I still prefer the taste of the pineapple only jam, so today I made another batch of just that. I used one pineapple, the juice of 2 limes instead of one and 4 scotch bonnets this time. The extra acidity of the second lime makes it even better and the 4 scotch bonnets give it a nice kick!

Actually I wanted to try using 7pot brainstrain instead of scotch bonnets this time but I had no idea how much I would have to use to get about the same heat...
 
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