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Old March 17, 2018   #21
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I think maturity of the plant has a bearing on the hotness of peppers to some degree.
And hot dry weather.
Poblanos I picked in August were as hot or hotter than any jalapeno I have ever had.

I have also read where watering makes them hotter.
I think it is hog wash.

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