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Silver_Surfer's season starts

Well I stayed out there until I was seeing monkeys and had to quit. Something tells me I'll
never finish today. It's small ones like these Quintisho that really slow me down. I bit into
one while lying on my back between rows; it was full of juice and shot up my nose. What a rush!!!
My nose was running for quite a while. They are sweet and tasty though; I like em much better
than the white bullets I grew last season, just don't eat these juicy little bombs while on your
back. :lol:
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At least some like these Beni Highlands are in easy to pick clusters.
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Here's round two. So far I haven't yet picked half of the varieties I have growing.
I think I'll wait until morning to pick more. This heat is wearing me down.
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Wow!!! That Beni Highlands is jaw dropping incredible!!!
I am totally amazed at the number of pods in that cluster!!!


Kevin
 
nice lookin pods there SS what do the Trinidad Scorpion x 7pot/pod Douglah look like cut open?.......interested in a trade? :cool:
 
Wow!!! That Beni Highlands is jaw dropping incredible!!!
I am totally amazed at the number of pods in that cluster!!!

Kevin
I'm waiting on the chile plant you can shake and let the pods fall to the ground for an easy harvest like pecans. ;)


nice lookin pods there SS what do the Trinidad Scorpion x 7pot/pod Douglah look like cut open?.......interested in a trade? :cool:
Here's a shot I took last season, but they were grown in containers and these in ground plants are producing meaner pods. I'll get you a new shot from this season tomorrow.
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Holey moley donut shop :eek: Do they typically produce that density of pods?
Dunno man, this is my first time to grow em.
 
Hi MW. :)

Today's pickin's. I've almost made the rounds, but not quite. I'm ready for a day off though.
Crawling and dragging this ole 6'4" bod through those tight rows of sweltering chile jungle is
taking its toll.
HarvestRound3_8-08-11.jpg


Here ya go J.R. Bottom 2 are early small Douglahs for reference with the rusty red coloration.
Top right 2 are typical of the cross on 2 of my plants and resemble last years crop. The top left
one is from another of the cross plantings that is producing a chocolate variety. So it's not stable.
DouglahXScorp_8-08-11.jpg


Here's the red and chocolate crosses sliced. They're mean mothers.
DouglahXScorpSliced_8-08-11.jpg
 
AMAZING Harvest SS! I swear, that table is :mouthonfire: :onfire: AND :dance:
What are your plans for all that heat? Also, on a side note, how did you avoid squash bugs?
 
Thanks SS, WOW they really do look nice and narly
now for my next question????? :lol: would you like to do a trade with them? :oops:

Hi MW. :)

Today's pickin's. I've almost made the rounds, but not quite. I'm ready for a day off though.
Crawling and dragging this ole 6'4" bod through those tight rows of sweltering chile jungle is
taking its toll.
HarvestRound3_8-08-11.jpg


Here ya go J.R. Bottom 2 are early small Douglahs for reference with the rusty red coloration.
Top right 2 are typical of the cross on 2 of my plants and resemble last years crop. The top left
one is from another of the cross plantings that is producing a chocolate variety. So it's not stable.
DouglahXScorp_8-08-11.jpg


Here's the red and chocolate crosses sliced. They're mean mothers.
DouglahXScorpSliced_8-08-11.jpg
 
Your thread and those amazing pictures day after day really puts into perspective how much work and commitment it takes to grow at your level. (And makes me ask myself if I really want to get there. LOL)You have only described the wonderful agony of picking the crop. I put myself in your shoes and I can see a lot those peppers going to waste because I don't know if I would have the commitment to process all of them. You must be cutting and drying and freezing and pickling and saucing 24/7 for the next 2 months. I think that is just as amazing as the peppers themselves. That Trinidad Scorpion x Douglah cross is wicked looking is it a prolific producer? Can you give us a review on the heat and taste?
 
What are your plans for all that heat? Also, on a side note, how did you avoid squash bugs?
Sauces, powders, pickles, salsa and of course used fresh in various recipes. I'll freeze some too cause I can't keep up with production. :lol:
I haven't seen many squash bugs this season. There are some but I have ignored the few I saw and have only sprayed the tomatoes with Spinosad once this season. Other than the one tomato spraying, I've done nothing.


Thanks SS, WOW they really do look nice and narly
now for my next question????? :lol: would you like to do a trade with them? :oops:
Sure J.R., I always welcome trades with ya. The seeds I got from you last year are producing some tasty treats. :)


Wow! What do you do with all those peppers? Amazing!!!
Stay busier than 10 cats covering up sh...... OOPS!!!


Your thread and those amazing pictures day after day really puts into perspective how much work and commitment it takes to grow at your level. (And makes me ask myself if I really want to get there. LOL)You have only described the wonderful agony of picking the crop. I put myself in your shoes and I can see a lot those peppers going to waste because I don't know if I would have the commitment to process all of them. You must be cutting and drying and freezing and pickling and saucing 24/7 for the next 2 months. I think that is just as amazing as the peppers themselves. That Trinidad Scorpion x Douglah cross is wicked looking is it a prolific producer? Can you give us a review on the heat and taste?
Hi Mike, growing them is the easy low maintenance part of the story; it's the harvest of the garden that takes the lion's share of time as well as the processing. Planting the peppers too close only made the picking more difficult; if only I had a trained monkey. ;) Those 3 days of picking have given me WAY more than I need already, but watching the garden grow is more than half the fun. :)
The crosses produce on the same level as a scorpion, maybe a little better. As for the taste and heat, I'd love to watch one of your vid reviews and hear what you had to say. All I can say about them is ... :mouthonfire: I'll have to pick some more later (all picked so far have been processed) and send you a sample. :)
 
Hi MW. :)

Today's pickin's. I've almost made the rounds, but not quite. I'm ready for a day off though.
Crawling and dragging this ole 6'4" bod through those tight rows of sweltering chile jungle is
taking its toll.
HarvestRound3_8-08-11.jpg


Here ya go J.R. Bottom 2 are early small Douglahs for reference with the rusty red coloration.
Top right 2 are typical of the cross on 2 of my plants and resemble last years crop. The top left
one is from another of the cross plantings that is producing a chocolate variety. So it's not stable.
DouglahXScorp_8-08-11.jpg


Here's the red and chocolate crosses sliced. They're mean mothers.
DouglahXScorpSliced_8-08-11.jpg




Very nice images awesome harvest as usualy. :)
 
Hey SS amazing harvests and pictures congratulations. I think I asked this before but not sure I got an answer (may have been a different thread).

Do you isolate any of the flowers to ensure pure seeds for the next season, or do you simply let nature take its course? If you do isolate flowers for purity what method do you use?
 
I never tire of listening to you complain about picking peppers SS.

Looking at the table full of pods makes me very happy. Thanks man.
 
Thanks SS! Two great tasting super chiles in one! Heck ya, I would love to do a review of them. I think growing out and trying to stabilize these crosses really keeps things interesting in the garden. Just curious…. Roughly, how would you break down how you process all your pods? Like 30% dried/powdered, 50% sauced, 20% frozen.
 
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