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Old August 20, 2017   #61
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Finally for the past few days we have had no rain and very hot sunny days and the bells are ripening so fast now. Of course sun scald is showing up more also but it is nice to have to go out and pick bells every day now. I pick then once they start blushing or if they have a scald mark on them. The blushing ones will ripen up in a day or two inside without me risking them getting gnawed or pecked.

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Old August 23, 2017   #62
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Picked an assortment of peppers today... mostly hot.
A gentleman that owns 5 Mexican restaurants in this area wants a sampler pack of what I'm growing...


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Old August 23, 2017   #63
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Good haul! They all look high quality. Are you going to have enough yield to supply a restaurant?
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Old August 23, 2017   #64
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Good haul! They all look high quality. Are you going to have enough yield to supply a restaurant?
Mainly I'm trying to find out what peppers they want and will grow accordingly. I'll supply them till I run out. There's a 2 month pepper window around here, when there gone there gone.
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Old August 24, 2017   #65
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A gentleman that owns 5 Mexican restaurants in this area wants a sampler pack of what I'm growing...
That's really cool. Fresh pods can only enhance their offerings.

I wish you both well.
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Old August 24, 2017   #66
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Mainly I'm trying to find out what peppers they want and will grow accordingly. I'll supply them till I run out. There's a 2 month pepper window around here, when there gone there gone.
I grew ghost peppers for my BIL a few years ago and he picked his plants and took them to a Mex rest. and they gave him 50.00 for a peck basket.
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Old August 31, 2017   #67
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The peppers are starting to kick in here, picked a few Devils Tongue today. Here's a few from 2 plants.
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Old September 6, 2017   #68
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Here are 4 ornamentals. Fish, Jerusalem, Gemstone and Roseto. We dry all except Gemstone. Yes, it has been a good year for peppers.
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So jealous! My pepper year has been pitiful.

I got an early handful of Shi★★★★os then the plants shut down. They are still healthy, but time and temperature are working against me.

Alleppo has yet to set a single pepper on any of the three plants. The plants are super healthy and pumping out tons of flowers all summer, but every single one has dropped.

NuMex Big Jim gave me six gorgeous and large peppers in July, and the four plants have done nothing more than set two new peppers between them.

Feher Ozone (3 plants) have about a dozen full size peppers between them which have been stuck at the yellow stage for almost two months. Two that had set before I planted them out did get to the orange/red stage (glad I didn't pinch them off), so I'll toss them in the dehydrator and see if the paprika is worth trying again next year.

The only Melbourne pepper that germinated was chewed down to stubs by a hornworm.

And my Calabrese peppers seem to have crossed with something last year. Instead of wide cherry/cone shaped peppers, I'm getting narrower pointy ones, but tons of them on the four plants. I can't stuff them like I usually do, so I'm not sure what to do with them all. For now they're all still hanging on the plants, but I'm going to have to pick them soon.
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Old September 11, 2017   #70
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Starting to get some big bells

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Old September 11, 2017   #71
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Wow! What a monster!
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Old September 11, 2017   #72
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I have seed for Fish, Jerusalem, Gemstone, Roseto, Fresno ( Lake Valley seed and saved seed), Corked Jalepeno, Padron and Fatali. No guarantee. I don"t bag and plants are closely spaced, but fruit from various plants are saved. Shoot me a message with your address and they will be mailed out early Oct. No SASE needed. This will only be posted in this thread.
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I may have to take you up on that offer, you are growing a few that I would like to try. I'll PM you when I have more time.

Here's yesterday's haul...



These were grown from seed from store bought peppers called Mighty Mini, they look just like the ones I bought. A good pepper, sweet and juicy.


The yellow fruit appear to be cucumbers, from seeds from the doctor from India... I'm not sure what the other vegetable is, any ideas? They also came from seeds from the doctor.




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The green one resembles carambola, but those grow on trees. How does this one grow? And how big is it?
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The yellow fruit appear to be cucumbers, from seeds from the doctor from India... I'm not sure what the other vegetable is, any ideas? They also came from seeds from the doctor.




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Looks like luffa.
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