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Old August 11, 2009   #1
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Default A sampling of today's harvest

They just look so pretty in a basket.

Hm, so, let's see, that's red and yellow pimento, Redskin, Cherry Chocolate, Hawaiian Sweet Hots, Lemon Drop, Dedo De Mocha, Zavory, Pimiento De Cheiro, Melrose, Bishop's Hat, Kalidescope, Aji Angelo, Pilange, and Cobanero. I think that's all. Oh, wait, there's an Aji Panca in there, somewhere.

And, my supervisors. The dogs said it was too hot and ducked back inside.Harvest5043.jpg
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Old August 11, 2009   #2
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How pretty that all looks! Conatiner grown, in ground, or mix of the two?
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Old August 11, 2009   #3
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Mostly in ground. I have a few in containers, like the Bolivian Habanero next to Fiddler, but I've got about 45 or 50 in the ground.
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I didn't realize you were growing so many varieties. That basket looks great!
I've got lots of green peppers thought my one dog ate a few that would probably of had color by now. I had to move my pots of pepper plants. I did just pick my first Purple Beauty last night and was so excited to see there are a few more almost ripe ones on the way!
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Nice batch of peppers! Looks like your supervisors are doing a good job too. I know a ginger tom cat whose name actually is The Supervisor. (not mine, a friend's)
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great looking peppers, how do you pickle them for future use?

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I don't pickle them much. I prefer freezing, drying, and making poppers or concentrates. If I do decide to pickle a few, I pull out the Ball Blue Book of Preserving and follow the directions. I've been tempted to play around with some different kinds of vinegar, like malt or Balsamic; but there never seems to be time.

Oh, and of course, this time of year, I use a lot of them fresh. Last night's supper was stuffed, grilled peppers. I stuffed all the cherry looking ones and couple of Bishop's Hat peppers with some pico de gallo and cheese.

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Looks absolutely fantastic harvest!

Lemon Drop flakes are great on grilled fish.
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What's that BIG red-orange non wrinkled scotch bonnetty- looking one around 2 o'clock? It piques my interests! Beautiful basket full!
We had a late start with our peppers but they are coming in like champs (so glad to get a harvest before we get a blow here). This weekend begins pepper picking down here - the Bulgarian carrots are turning orange & the jalapenos & serranos are big with a few red ones. Messillas are still green (but getting huge) as are all the habs except for those wonderful Trinidad Perfumes which are ripening up wonderfully. The Kung Pao hybrids are turning red & the plants are almost 3 feet tall & covered with peppers - will be drying those babies. The Giant Marconis & the Fish peppers are slow - we'll see what we get there.
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The Bishop's Hat? It has a lot of names, but that's the one I call it.

http://www.thechileman.org/results.p...&submit=Search

http://www.chileplants.com/search.as...Button=Pressed

It's a lot of fun to grow, and not just because it's so silly looking. I love to slice the top off and stuff and grill it. The little wings make it stable when it's on the grill.
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Hmmmm... adding to next year's list already - Thanks!
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Looks absolutely fantastic harvest!

Lemon Drop flakes are great on grilled fish.

I love using them fresh! I chop them into stir fries to brighten the flavors.
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Old August 20, 2009   #13
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They just look so pretty in a basket.


You're right they do! I've only made one batch of chili and a few batches of poppers this year. Lots of jals near ready to be picked for another big batch or two of poppers.
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Nice pics Blue.I live about an hour from Chile Plants and got four kinds of Habs from them,that did fantastic.I highly recommend them.I like the Bishop's Crown,looks like another pepper to try. Barry
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Oh, I hate you! I would love to be able to visit Cross Country for a tour! I do order from them just about every year, they have wonderful plants.
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