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Sulsa's 2022 grow log

As already stated in my welcome thread i'm fairly new to growing peppers. This is gonna be my second year of growing them.
Last year was quite a succes, started out with ten variaties that i could find locally and ended up with a garden full of lush plants and dito harvests. The climate here is not ideal for growing peppers, especially the 2021 season was quite wet arround here. Hoping this year will be a bit more favourable.

The plan for upcoming season is all about diversity in varieties. I'm trying to find the peppers i like the most and find good use for in the kitchen. Also cutting down on the number of plants per variety so i will not have to proces tons of peppers wich i don't really like.

Below my growlist for upcoming season:

Capsicum Pubescens (sowed 1-7-2022)

5x Rio Hualaga
5x Mini choco

Capsicum Chinense (sowed 1-15-2022)

5x Bonda ma Jacques
5x Bahamian goat
5x Habanero red
30x Adjuma yellow

Capsicum Frutescens

20x Chabai green

Capsicum Baccatum (sowed 1-15-2022)

5x Lemon drop
5x Aji mango
5x Sugar rush peach
5x Rainforrest

Capsicum annuum

5x Jalapeno el Jefe
5x Greek pepperoni
10x Cayenne
10x Cayenne #1 (big and beautyfull off pheno that popped up last year, giving it a try...)
5x Rawit
20x Piquillo de Lodosa
20x Kapia
20x Dulce de Espagna
5x Ancho negro

Most of this plants will be grown in containers in my backyard. I also have about 300 square meters of vegetable garden in wich i will grow a few varieties in open field. Did this last year with sweet peppers and this turned out pretty good.

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First hook for this season... Rocoto mini choco (7 days after it hit the dirt )
 
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Last year i grown some heirloom cayenne from a well known seed company here in the Netherlands and i had one plant growing bigger and better and producing fruits twice as big as the others. I isolated some seeds and i'm currently growing six plants of them this year. They grow quite uniform except for one... this one has purple stems and darker green leaves then the others. Was hoping for a spontaneous mutation, but it might be the result of some cross. Isolated both to see what they bring in the years to come!
Purple stemmed plant on the left.
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PaulG

Extreme Member
I hope that better weather shows up for
you @Sulsa. We're into a day of sun, 4
days of clouds and showers cycle now.
Typical PNW Spring weather. For April
or May. :D

Looks like you have a very nice grow going
on in the Netherlands - keep up the good
work! :clap: :thumbsup:


Your iso bags look great. I have had
mixed success, but will try again this
season.
 
I hope that better weather shows up for
you @Sulsa. We're into a day of sun, 4
days of clouds and showers cycle now.
Typical PNW Spring weather. For April
or May. :D

Looks like you have a very nice grow going
on in the Netherlands - keep up the good
work! :clap: :thumbsup:


Your iso bags look great. I have had
mixed success, but will try again this
season.
Isolating can be a struggle sometimes, been eyeballing a setup like @skullbiker or @Pepper-Guru with the wire fence around the entire pot and plant, maybe something for next year. Throw over a giant iso bag and the plant is isolated and undisturbed by the bag itself.
 
Those mini goats look a lot like the peppers that grow on my freeport orange plant!
Isn't the freeport closely related to the goats?
These are small and a bit runted pods, i've seen some 4 and 3 lobed pods but none had the typical bonnet like shape.
I'm hoping that the larger pods later on show the correct pheno.
 
Isn't the freeport closely related to the goats?

I've read that several times myself but I'm not sure if that is just an assumption or if it is actually true. Seems like it might be true 🙂
Unfortunately I no longer have the bahamian goat I was growing so I won't be able to compare them myself...
 
A little update from the Netherlands. Been very busy lately with the garden season in full swing, both at work and in the vegetable and pepper garden. Most plants are doing fine despite the not so ideal weather we had over the last weeks.
Mostly the Chinenses took a serious beating by this, but also fruit set on the jalapenos suffered a lot. They flower but don't seem to produce sufficient pollen to have succesfull polination.
First up the only chinense that is doing just fine: the o.w. hab red is loading up everywhere
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The sugar rush stumpy producing nice fruits and slowly starting to change color a bit
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The bonda ma jacques had a lot of early pods that were runted and didn't grew bigger so i took them all off
Now the first on pheno pod has set
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The rocotos are doing very well, in full sun all day and flowering and producing fruit like no other, thought they didn't like much sun and fruit set was hard when nights are warmer, but these don't seem to care about all of that
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The sweet peppers in open ground enjoy the warmer temps and are setting some fruit
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Ancho negro producing a lot for such tiny compacted plants
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Chinense in open ground suffered a lot but are doing much better now. I didn't take of the lower shoots as i do in my pot garden so these are gonna be quite bushy
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Piquillos looking healthy
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PaulG

Extreme Member
Nice grow going there, S!

What kind of rocoto is that?
 

PaulG

Extreme Member
Rocoto mini choco wich is the same as mini brown i think

I'll b e interested your take on those, S.
I have grown both red and yellow versions,
and of those two, the red was my favorite.
 
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