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Old September 27, 2018   #2416
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We had a real frost here on Tuesday morning. Everything covered in white. Most things just shrug it off, but a few tomato plants outdoors were toast. Pepper plants otoh, are looking fine. No peppers left on them, but the plants are ready for spring to come again. Too bad, guys!
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We had a real frost here on Tuesday morning. Everything covered in white. Most things just shrug it off, but a few tomato plants outdoors were toast. Pepper plants otoh, are looking fine. No peppers left on them, but the plants are ready for spring to come again. Too bad, guys!
So, which indeterminate peppers were you growing???
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Old September 27, 2018   #2418
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So, which indeterminate peppers were you growing???
Jimmy Nardello, Early Jalapeno and Guajillo. Turfed from the house due to aphids. All clean now. I wouldn't try bringing them back in though.
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I let about 30-32 peppers die in my lean-to GH because I was so far behind and the beds were overrun with weeds, and I was so far behind on the tomatoes. If I knew which were Indet I would have considered planting them but most had a couple fruit on them and lost most leaves...
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I let about 30-32 peppers die in my lean-to GH because I was so far behind and the beds were overrun with weeds, and I was so far behind on the tomatoes. If I knew which were Indet I would have considered planting them but most had a couple fruit on them and lost most leaves...
I thought all peppers were indeterminate?
Took a short drive this morning and I see the leaves are starting to turn after that frost.
El Nino usually means a mild winter for us... not sure what will happen but it's just been too cold too early for my liking.
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I thought all peppers were indeterminate?
Took a short drive this morning and I see the leaves are starting to turn after that frost.
El Nino usually means a mild winter for us... not sure what will happen but it's just been too cold too early for my liking.
I don't think they are... I've seen many that say a certain quantity of fruit to expect, especially bells---I've even seen some bells listing just 6 fruit! I'm not even sure jalapenos are Indet. Have you had plants regrow, or rebloom? Do you cut them back? I usually pull/cut my plants & hang them in the basement from the pipes to dry for seeds, most thin-walled varieties.

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This year's pepperoncini plant gave us one flush where all the peppers ripened at once. When they were harvested, it started working on a second flush. I'd have to say it's acting rather determinate.


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Golden Greeks?

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This year's pepperoncini plant gave us one flush where all the peppers ripened at once. When they were harvested, it started working on a second flush. I'd have to say it's acting rather determinate.


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Golden Greeks or a different variety?
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It was simply and unhelpfully labelled "Pepperoncini." They were about 4-6" long, pointed, and eventually got a reddish blush to them. Some were very mildly hot, others were not hot at all.


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I don't think they are... I've seen many that say a certain quantity of fruit to expect, especially bells---I've even seen some bells listing just 6 fruit! I'm not even sure jalapenos are Indet. Have you had plants regrow, or rebloom? Do you cut them back? I usually pull/cut my plants & hang them in the basement from the pipes to dry for seeds, most thin-walled varieties.

Sorry, I tried to reply earlier but lost it by mistake. Yes, I've had plants fruit and ripen in May in the house, then transplanted outdoors and let them go on and make a second crop. Also had plants i brought in for the winter and produced again in the early spring.


They don't necessarily get extra tall (ie not as an 'indeterminate' tomato would do). Instead like a determinate tomato, a pepper that's relieved of its fruit will put out another little twig with new flowers from those old nodes. Some like Guajillo will get tall but that's because they are naturally taller and were only shorter than normal due to confines of a pot.


I have determinate tomatoes in my greenhouse right now, I pruned away all the finished parts and they just produced new shoots, flowers and fruits. Without being long and tall.
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It was simply and unhelpfully labelled "Pepperoncini." They were about 4-6" long, pointed, and eventually got a reddish blush to them. Some were very mildly hot, others were not hot at all.


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The first "Pepperoncini" I grew sounded like that; they were from Pinetree. Supposedly the "Golden Greek" are similar to what you buy in jars.
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The first "Pepperoncini" I grew sounded like that; they were from Pinetree. Supposedly the "Golden Greek" are similar to what you buy in jars.
DH was picturing the ones in jars when he bought this plant; maybe I should pick up some GG seeds.
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Sorry, I tried to reply earlier but lost it by mistake. Yes, I've had plants fruit and ripen in May in the house, then transplanted outdoors and let them go on and make a second crop. Also had plants i brought in for the winter and produced again in the early spring.


They don't necessarily get extra tall (ie not as an 'indeterminate' tomato would do). Instead like a determinate tomato, a pepper that's relieved of its fruit will put out another little twig with new flowers from those old nodes. Some like Guajillo will get tall but that's because they are naturally taller and were only shorter than normal due to confines of a pot.


I have determinate tomatoes in my greenhouse right now, I pruned away all the finished parts and they just produced new shoots, flowers and fruits. Without being long and tall.
Maybe it has something to do with the variety or species. Many times by the time it's warm enough to plant peppers, they lost their lower leaves, sometimes as many as 3 or 4 "crotches" and after they're transplanted those crotches start growing new leaves. I'll have to watch them more closely.

I know Alan Kapuler in Oregon, who has better weather than us, has a C. pubescens & a C. rhomboideum (26-chromosomes, not 24! and a perennial!) that grow over 10 feet tall in a greenhouse.
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DH was picturing the ones in jars when he bought this plant; maybe I should pick up some GG seeds.
I'll look if I still have any when I start going thru seeds, I remember giving away lots of extra plants about 5 years ago on Freecycle... I think they were Burpee seeds from Walmart...

Burpee dropped the word "Golden" but still lists it as "Greek" and they list an orange one now too... their prices are wacky!
https://www.burpee.com/search?q=pepperoncini
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