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Old August 12, 2016   #1
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Here's a ripe Thai Chili I grew from seed ScottinAtlanta sent me. Never thought the Thai grew such a thing, but no heat in this bugger at all. Great taste though, but I prefer the green over ripe. Plants have been pretty prolific. Have others grown this and experienced the same thing? I.E No heat or are mine a fluke? IMG_0884.JPG


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Old August 12, 2016   #2
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Perfect looking pepper, and I like the way you displayed it's size.
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My Thai peppers are much smaller and do have heat. The peppers also point up instead of hanging down. Do yours?
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Kay - these hang down. The ones I've grown in past were also much smaller and pointed up. These were from a seed offer last year and I believe came from a market in Bangkok. Heat wise, I ate a whole one starting from the bottom expecting the heat to come on the higher I got. LOL. Well, a very little warm but nothing approaching hot by the time I reached the stem.


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I do know there are different Thai peppers but I have only grown the one kind. I like the size of the your are growing better. I am not a big fan of small peppers. In fact I had decided this was the last year I was growing Thai peppers.
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If it is the first pepper from the plant dont fool yourself.
As far as I am concerned there is no such thing as a Thai pepper.
It is what people in the west call a hot pepper from Thailand.
It would be like going to Germany and asking for German sausage.

Here is a pictuer of a Thai pepper market.
Where is the Thai pepper?
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Nope, not the first.
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Nope, not the first.
Just wondering because I got surprised by a habanero plant that way.

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Heatless jalapeños have popped up for me before from hot-stock seed, but not Thais, so far.

As an aside, Thai-shaped pods (sometimes marketed as "finger" chiles) have grown very true and successfully for me from seeds from grocery-store pods. One gets a lot of heat and hardiness for such little effort.
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I have never seen one in the regular grocery store like HEB only in Asian markets.


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No heat == No point.
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No heat == No point.
Do you feel that way about bell peppers?

No-heat pods are still nutritious vegetables; they can slide right into a dish or become body additions to a salsa.
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I don't grow bells, and I don't much like them. They're okay fresh in a salad or crudites or on pizza. Unfortunately people keep cooking stuffed (bell) peppers and proudly offering them to me. I'll make Hatch stuffed with cheesy shrimp mix that will promptly disappear, but what do I get in return? Friggin bells! But I digress...

Leaving out the heat is like leaving out the third dimension.
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I don't grow bells, and I don't much like them. They're okay fresh in a salad or crudites or on pizza. Unfortunately people keep cooking stuffed (bell) peppers and proudly offering them to me. I'll make Hatch stuffed with cheesy shrimp mix that will promptly disappear, but what do I get in return? Friggin bells! But I digress...

Leaving out the heat is like leaving out the third dimension.
Nothing ticks me off more than to see a Mexican restaurant serve chiles rellenos with bell peppers.
Yes relleno means stuffed but give me a break.

I like stuffed bell peppers they make hot sauce and I like to put chopped up hot peppers in the meat.
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When I lived in El Paso in the 60s we'd pop across to Juarez (yet another thing that has vanished) for chiles rellenos or T-bone steak. The triangular peppers they served (still have not been able to identify the variety) were delicious and there was bragging rights for the guy that could get closest to the stem without wimping our. (This was when I still had my Yankee tongue.) Nowadays Poblano is most common and ... acceptable. But rarely warm enough to be interesting. Accordingly, I rarely order rellenos now.

Btw, regarding stuffed (bell) peppers, it is not just the bell that I object to. The stuffing is almost invariably an imitation of bad meat loaf. Even when one can taste the meat, beef and bell just don't go together.
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