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Old September 26, 2016   #16
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Old October 3, 2016   #17
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Hello all,

Here is my update on the germination test.

0 out 100 seeds germinated

Thanks you all for the insight and info.

On another note, I live in Atlanta, GA, and have not had any luck with bell pepper or any sweet pepper in general. Any info on what grows best in Georgia as far as sweet pepper varieties are concerned?

Please advise.

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hello, your first post on this topic was only 2 weeks ago. Even under good circumstances and with bottom heat it is not uncommon for hot peppers to easily take 3 weeks to germinate. Don't give up yet.
Good seed starting medium, moist with bottom heat x 3 weeks+ especially for hot peppers as they generally take longer to germinate. It is possible that these were dried with heat which may have killed the seeds but they also might just be slow.
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Old October 4, 2016   #19
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Thanks, Karen.

I am not giving up yet. I will leave them where they are. I initially did the soaking test, and about 95%:sank down to the bottom of the cup of water. The seeds I have in on a damp paper towel in a ziplock bag still look good. So we will see.

I will write another update in a week or so.

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hello, your first post on this topic was only 2 weeks ago. Even under good circumstances and with bottom heat it is not uncommon for hot peppers to easily take 3 weeks to germinate. Don't give up yet.
Good seed starting medium, moist with bottom heat x 3 weeks+ especially for hot peppers as they generally take longer to germinate. It is possible that these were dried with heat which may have killed the seeds but they also might just be slow.
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I live in Atlanta, GA, and have not had any luck with bell pepper or any sweet pepper in general. Any info on what grows best in Georgia as far as sweet pepper varieties are concerned?
When I was growing in Atlanta, everything grew well -- except bells. Now, I figured that bells can sense my ambivalence toward them and responded accordingly. But maybe there's something in the sweet Southern air...

I don't grow sweet peppers, but there are many alternatives to bells. Check nearby threads. A friend sent me some Trinidad Perfume that look just like small yellow Scotch Bonnets but have no heat at all. I think they could be cored and added whole to salads.

One thing to consider about bells. As others have said, it's not so much whether you can grow them or not, but whether you can grow them so as be even vaguely competitive with your local supermarket. Better to put the effort into something else, IMNSHO.
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Thanks. I will look for other varieties and look for Trinidad Perfume seeds online.

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When I was growing in Atlanta, everything grew well -- except bells. Now, I figured that bells can sense my ambivalence toward them and responded accordingly. But maybe there's something in the sweet Southern air...

I don't grow sweet peppers, but there are many alternatives to bells. Check nearby threads. A friend sent me some Trinidad Perfume that look just like small yellow Scotch Bonnets but have no heat at all. I think they could be cored and added whole to salads.

One thing to consider about bells. As others have said, it's not so much whether you can grow them or not, but whether you can grow them so as be even vaguely competitive with your local supermarket. Better to put the effort into something else, IMNSHO.
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Let me add a recommendation for Grenada Seasoning, another discovery that a friend sent. A little heat, but no more than a Peperone. Very tasty in fresh veg and in alfredo.
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