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Old February 8, 2006   #1
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Default Varieties that I am growing this year

Hi All,

I am trying the varieties listed below for the first time. They are all from Tomatogrowers.com. Any opinions, advice or comments would be great.

Corno di Toro Red
Giant Aconcagua
Sweet Cayenne
Mesilla

Thanks for your help.

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Old February 8, 2006   #2
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I have grown thr Giant Aconcagua for a couple of years and it is one of the most flavorful, sweet peppers I have tasted. Mine were very large (a long, wide pepper rather than a bell shaped). They were sweet either green or ripe. I would eat them as a pepper sandwich, as a topper for a hamburger or in a salad. A good choice.
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Old February 8, 2006   #3
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I am growing Aconcagua for the first time too. It sounds great.
Has anyone tried Melrose, Lemmies, Or Tolli's.? They are all Italian frying types. I would be interested in which are the shortest DTM, smallest plants, and of course productivity.
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Old February 10, 2006   #4
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I'm growing Jimmy Nardello's and Keystone Giant. Boy, I can't wait to get in the garden, but I better wait a little longer... it's only 35° this morning.
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Old February 10, 2006   #5
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Default Mesilla Hot Pepper

I have grown Mesilla for a few years it is a good choice, a long red which won me a ribbon at the Ky. State Fair the very first year. "Spider"
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Hi Spider,

Thank you for the information. I am really excited about trying them.
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Old February 11, 2006   #7
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Just Buran sweet peppers for me this year. I've grown so many varieties and so many colors - King of the North, Gypsy Hybrid, Lilac Belle, Bell Boy Hybrid, and the ubiquitous California Wonder are the ones that come to mind immediately. They all taste great, but the fruits never get very large. This isn't a problem, except for stuffed peppers. The only reason I'm growing Buran now is because they're of Polish heritage, like me!

And I haven't even mentioned the hot peppers I've grown. I stopped growing them because I always have way more than I can use.
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Old February 13, 2006   #8
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Great news about Aconcagua - it's going to be first time for me, and I am very excited.

Here is my list of peppers for 2006 (54 seedlings are up, 250+ seeds started):

Vanity Yellow (2000 seeds, from Russia)
Gabriel (HH) Red
Sweet All Sorts
Trinity Yellow (2000 seeds, from Russia)
Gabriel (HH) Yellow
Cuneo
Aconcagua
Antohi Romainian
Chervena Chushka
Giant Marconi Hyb
Greygo
Healthy
Hungarian Pepper 'Boldog'
Kocsolai Red
Liberty Red (2000 seeds, from Russia)
Park's Italian Gourmet Hyb
Red Bull's Horn
Solace Large Red (2000 seeds, from Russia)
Solace Yellow (2000 seeds, from Russia)
Topepo Rosso
Trinidad Seasoning
Trinity Red (2000 seeds, from Russia)
Vanity Red (2000 seeds, from Russia)

The Russian old seeds might not be viable - only Vanity Yellow sprouted (40% after 4 weeks), and I am still waiting for the other ones to come up. Oh well, at least I gave them a shot...
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Old February 15, 2006   #9
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Decided on only one sweet pepper this year, Roumanian Rainbow and one hot pepper, Philomena. I haven't had much success with sweet peppers. I don't know why. I can grow hot ones without a problem.
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This year I'm gonna grow only local sweet pepper varieties adapted to our climate and deseases and big bell whoopers with at least average productivity.
Just 2-3 hot peppers will be enough to add to the 3l jars with the lecho and canned tomatoes + as an nessessary extra to vodka
You know Russians are mostly into sweet peppers. That's why there is no so many Russian hot pepper varieties :wink:
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So far, and I hope this is final, I have the following peppers germinating in multi-cell starters:

Update Feb. 28:

Largo Purple (12 cells) very poor germ. rate so far
Hungarian Black (12 cells) mediocre germ. rate
Black Pearl (12 cells) 100% germ. but slow grow
Tri-Fetti Variegated (18 cells) slow germ. and slow grow
Fish (12 cells) 100% germ. and growing fast
Black Prince (6 cells) 100% germ. but 1/2 fell dead
Long Red Picante (12 cells) slow germ (saved from grocery)
Cubanelle (12 cells) poor germ. cv 2005
Tabasco (6 cells) poor germ. cv 2005
Sport (6 cells) poor germ. cv 2005
Thai Gold (6 cells) good germ. but slow (saved from grocery)
Chocolate Cherry (6 cells) dismal
Pulla aka Puya (12 cells) dismal
Charleston Hots (6 cells) DOA
Kung Pao (6 cells) dismal
Peter Peppers (12 cells) excellent germ. growing fast
Purple Jalapeno (6 cells) dismal
Jalapeno Picante (12 cells) poor
Large Yellow Habanero (6 cells) poor
Congo Black Habanero (6 cells) poor
Jamaican Hot Chocolate (6 cells) poor
Congo Trinidad (6 cells) poor

Additional plantings:
Pablano
Anaheim
Cascabella
Thai Poinsettia

If things germinate fairly well, I'll have to find happy homes for a good many plants. (Not as many as previously thought!)

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I caved in to my curiosity and decided to try another variety of sweet pepper to grow along with Buran - Roumanian Rainbow. It was too pretty to ignore. Does anybody have any comments on RR?
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All the lists look interesting. I’m looking forward to reports on those and finding more great ones to grow.

Here’s what I’m planning, assuming they all show up and/or sprout. Encore performers are in red.

Aji Colorado
Ancho
Cayenne, Sweet
Cascabel
Chilhuacle Amarillo
Chilhuacle Negro
Chilhuacle Rojo
Cili Merah
Giant Marconi Hybrid
Giant Szegedi

Giant Yellow Rocoto, (?Jan’s?)
Guajillo
Habanero, White Bullet
Jalapeno
Jalapeno, Purple
Kung Pao Hybrid
Lemon Drop
Limon
Pasilla
Pasilla De Oaxaca
Puerto Rico
Serrano
Sweet Banana
Thai Dragon
Whopper Improved Hybrid


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Old February 19, 2006   #14
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Andrey_BY
... + as an nessessary extra to vodka
You know Russians are mostly into sweet peppers. That's why there is no so many Russian hot pepper varieties :wink:
My personal favorites are the seasoning peppers (mild C. chinense) in rum. The peppers stay crisp and fresh tasting and the liquid tastes OK too. I have used the peppers as garnish on desserts and people have been amazed.

I have heard about hot pepper vodka, but have never tasted it. Even I am born and raised in Finland, I do not like the taste of vodka. Unfortunately there are not any real Finnish peppers, even some most fanatic pepper growers live there.

This year my plan is to reduce the tomato varieties to max.10 and try new pepper varieties. I have quite many C. baccatums, C. chinenses and couple of C. pubescens started already. I do not like extremely hot peppers, so I have tried to select medium and milder varieties or grow more of them. I will start sweet peppers and hot C. annuums in couple of weeks. Marconis and other sweet frying peppers will get good space in my garden. I have had better luck with them than with bell types, so I may not grow any bells this year.
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Old February 26, 2006   #15
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My pepper list this year.

*= Repeat

Socrates
Tequila
Super Cayenne II
White Habenero*(Last year from Peppermania, this year from TGS)
Red Habanero*(Ditto on Seed source)
Grande Hybrid
Kung Pao
Serrano Del Sol
Fatalii
I had more varieties last year But i couldn't eat them all or give them away. So i cut the list down by half.
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