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Old January 26, 2017   #16
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Another vote for Burpee's Biker Billy. It's grows to a nice size, but the thing I like is the heat. I've grown at least 10 different jalapenos over the years, and BB is the spiciest. The only thing I don't like is its an F1 hybrid, so seed-saving isn't an option.
I'm growing Biker Billy F1 and F2's this year just to see what the F2's do.
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Old January 26, 2017   #17
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I'm growing Biker Billy F1 and F2's this year just to see what the F2's do.
I did the same thing, lol. It will be interesting to see what you get.

My F2 retained the shape, but lost quite a bit of heat. In successive generations most, if not all heat was lost. The shape started changing slowly as well. Now, at F8, it still has the medium thick wall, no heat, elongated, slightly curved. You'd think it was a smallish anaheim. My guess is one of the original parents was an anaheim.

And, it's still a good pepper!
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Old January 27, 2017   #18
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I always buy the 25¢ packs from Dollar General. You get around 60 seeds per pack. They are good sized and my production is always insane. It makes me smile when I sell one plant for 3$
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Old January 27, 2017   #19
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I grew Jalafugo last year and they were a good size for stuffing.
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Old January 27, 2017   #20
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That's genius! How many plants can you sell at your market? I'd hate to have 30 extra plants unsold.




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I always buy the 25¢ packs from Dollar General. You get around 60 seeds per pack. They are good sized and my production is always insane. It makes me smile when I sell one plant for 3$
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Old January 27, 2017   #21
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I usually sell around 30 or so. I start them in 3 inch sheet pots so 16 per tray. I do 2 trays to sell and 2 for me/friends etc. So 1 pack makes me about 75$ profit minus dirt/pots/etc. Peppers are my worst seller by far, so I usually just buy the cheapest seeds I can to sell and so far they have always done great.
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Old January 27, 2017   #22
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50 cents a pound at Fiesta Market.
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Old March 3, 2017   #23
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I love jalapeno's. I grow the hot and nots too. I used to have a nice plant that I overwintered a year or two. I think it was Mammoth-But I am not sure.
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But wow, I've read this thread twice. I looked online several times, but what are the biggest Jalapeno's? Almost all the main catalogs claim to have the biggest. I guess it depends on the growing conditions?
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Also, has anyone grown Farmer's Jalapeno? a.k.a. Potato Jalapeno?

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Old March 3, 2017   #24
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I ended up going with Burpee Hot Pepper Big Guy Hybrid and Henry Fields Grande Hybrid. I guess I'll see who wins the contest this Summer.
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I'm growing Biker Billy F1 and F2's this year just to see what the F2's do.
Let me know what the F2 produces for you ... I have grown F1 for the past few years and have decided that this year is my last because the F2 does not grow true (I have to buy seeds every year). I've made this decision for most of my Hybrids.
As far as the size goes, they are very prolific, but the size is just average for a jalapeño, about the same as the TAM variety.
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I like Mucho Nacho.
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I like Mucho Nacho.
That is a great pepper! I have grown it too.
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