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OnlyPeppers 2023

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It should be a good year for growing peppers. My goal is to find the most productive varieties that thrive in the Texas heat. The growlist will consist of mainly Annuums but there will be a couple non-Annuums here and there. I'll post the official growlist later. Cheers!


Grow List:


Serrano (Ferry-Morse)

Jalapeno Zapotec (Downriver)

Jalapeno Pecos (Downriver)

Jalapeno Gigantica (Downriver)

Jalapeno (Terroir Seeds)

Jalapeno (Seeds of Change)

Black Cobra (THP)

Peruvian Cerezo (THP)

Cantina Gold (THP)

Thai Scorpion (Ramey Plant Farm)

Aji Amarillo (TGCM)

XL Antep Aci Dolma X (Downriver)

Chiltepin (Terroir Seeds)

Peri-Peri (THP)

Torres Cattywampus de Arbol (Downriver)

Datil (Ebay)

Datil (Tim)

Datil (Pure Florida)

Datil (Baker Creek)

California Wonder (Burpee)

Prairie Spice (Downriver)

Red Habanero (Ramey Plant Farm)

Aji Dulce Puerto Rico (Ebay)

Er Jing Tiao (Canedog)

Inek Boynusu (Canedog)

Mulatto Isleno (Canedog)

Punjab Small Hot (Canedog)

Pasilla Mixe (Canedog)

1242 Off-Orange (Canedog)

San Pedro Amarillo (Canedog)

Aji Guyana (Canedog)

Sweet Red Peru (Canedog)
 
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Grass Snake

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was just looking at some others peppers in the main garden and I don't know what to think. Either I have a major infestation affecting all my peppers, or there is something else going on. All the peppers seem to have at least some curled and deformed leaves.
 
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I find that a few curled or deformed leaves can pretty common when the weather's hot and it's hard not to let the plants get too dry from time to time. The little leaves just forming when the plant gets too dry will lack water at that critical time and not develop uniformly. I'd seen plenty of situations people think it's calcium deficiency or some other issue - possibly minor mite infestations - when I suspect it's only this. Perhaps that's what's happening with some of them. To my eyes, the elongated petiole look I saw in your pictures is one of the things that makes me think it could be mites in your pictures of the baccatum and rocoto. Also when the leaves continue to get progressively smaller and more deformed as each set comes in rather than some good leaves and some deformed leaves more alternating.

Man, I really hope you don't have any major issues as your grow seems in great shape to really take off, otherwise.
 
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Downriver

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Your plants look good to me. After looking at pics on the 'web, I don't think I see broad mite damage. Is over-fertilization a possibility?

Anyway, I have read several articles that say broad mites don't like heat. If that's true, I think your problem will naturally be solved shortly, based on where you live, ha. Also, they describe a "hot water dunk".

"Broad mites are very sensitive to heat. If you suspect broad mites on your potted plants, first remove the infected leaves. Then, submerge your plant, including their pots, in hot water (110 degrees F water) for 30 minutes. This temperature should be hot enough to kill the mites but not hot enough to harm the plants. This treatment is not suitable for all plant species, so do additional research in advance of using this method."

ARTICLE

...another

"Cyclamen mites and broad mites are very sensitive to heat. They seem to be more difficult to control in winter than in summer probably due to cooler temperatures. Lowering infested plants into water held at 111°F for 15 minutes will destroy these mites without damaging the plants. Broad mites are also susceptible to horticultural oils and insecticidal soaps as well as to various various pyrethroid insecticides that are labeled for mite suppression. If chemical control is desired, spray or dip the plant thoroughly following the directions on the label. Pyrethroid insecticides are available in the garden section of big box stores and in garden centers. Keep treated plants out of the sun until whatever pesticide dries."

ARTICLE

Anyway, some other options to consider. YMMV.
 
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Grass Snake

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Your plants look good to me. After looking at pics on the 'web, I don't think I see broad mite damage. Is over-fertilization a possibility?
yes that’s very possible. I hit them with full strength MG when they were young once and I didn’t notice any ill affects to any plants except for the Pure Florida Datils which all 4 showed discoloration, it was weird. The other Datils from different sources were fine. Then later I applied osmacote slow release fert which isn’t suppose to burn plants, even if you put double the recommended amount which I did so maybe there lies the issue.
 

Grass Snake

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Anyway, I have read several articles that say broad mites don't like heat. If that's true, I think your problem will naturally be solved shortly, based on where you live, ha. Also, they describe a "hot water dunk".

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I hope so it’s suppose to reach 100 degrees next week. If the bugs don’t kill the plants the heat will lol.

Think I’ll try that hot water dip on one of the plant to see what happen. Thanks for your input!
 

Grass Snake

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Peppers are really kicking into gear in this heat. Broad mites, if they are present won’t stop this train. Join me on a picture journey of my pepper garden


Let's start with @CaneDog 's favorite, the almighty Bell pepper the California Wonder.

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The Terroir seed jalapeno. "Improved sausage shaped, blunt-ended chiles have thick walls"

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Seeds of Change Heirloom Jalapeno

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XL Antep Aci Dolma - Downriver hooked it up

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Pecos Jalapeno another from Downriver

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Prairie Spice (Downriver) is so nice. My wife picked one early thinking it was a jalapeno and said "those are weird".

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The one and only Torres Cattywampus de Arbol from DR again

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Jalapeno Gigantica another from our hero DR

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This is a cool one to watch, the Peruvian Cerezo

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Black Cobra- Look at all that fuzz

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Serranos that I had to put a tomato cage on to keep them up.

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Jalapeno Zapotec (DR)

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Shout out to @Downriver for hooking me up with the seeds for most of these.
 

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Nice! Love that deep red!

That is sun scald on the pic of Jalapeno Zapotec (DR) above right? I have some Marconi Red's with that. Only other time my peps turned black was last fall when the temps dropped.
 
Show no mercy, spray and spray again a week and two weeks later.
Have you tried this for the mites?
 

ahayastani

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Have you tried this for the mites?

These are pests in a temperate climate that are calling for war:

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These are pests in a tropical climate, taking a break:

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Natural predators are the only alternative to keep pest populations under control, but it's usually too late by the time they arrive in sufficient numbers. Neem oil is somewhat effective, but I have to apply once or twice a week.
 
These are pests in a temperate climate that are calling for war:

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These are pests in a tropical climate, taking a break:

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Natural predators are the only alternative to keep pest populations under control, but it's usually too late by the time they arrive in sufficient numbers. Neem oil is somewhat effective, but I have to apply once or twice a week.
I know. I grew up in Panama & know very well about jungle bugs. :flamethrower:
 
I'll take bugs over this scorching heat right now 😂 Garden is in survival mode and very little is happening. Peri Peri appears to be handling this heat the best, even better than chiltepin.

I know we are in NC, however many past seasons temps soared into the mid & high 90s
This product we have used for protecting transplants has help us save our plant & trees during
high stress temperatures.

One pepper garden temps in the 90s & no rain for weeks, even the melons & squash did not wilt.
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Grass Snake

Extreme Member
I know we are in NC, however many past seasons temps soared into the mid & high 90s
This product we have used for protecting transplants has help us save our plant & trees during
high stress temperatures.

One pepper garden temps in the 90s & no rain for weeks, even the melons & squash did not wilt.
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I didn't know such a product existed. Is it the product making everything appear bluish-green? I'll check it out, sounds easier than using a shade cloth.
 
I didn't know such a product existed. Is it the product making everything appear bluish-green? I'll check it out, sounds easier than using a shade cloth.
We have been using it for about 25 years for seedings at outdoor transplanting. Organic Apple growers started using it about
40 years ago for fruit & tree protection. It works great to fool Japanese beetles when used on grapes & fruit trees.

I did not see any stunting or less fruit production when we used the surround. Other growers in my area who did not use surround
are said to have had more plant stress & fruit scald.

Anytime we have hot dry weather, this has been a real plant saver.
 
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