Tomatoville® Gardening Forums


Notices

General information and discussion about cultivating peppers.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old June 28, 2017   #1
Scooty
Tomatovillian™
 
Scooty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Chicago-land & SO-cal
Posts: 371
Default ornamental peppers?

Anyone with experience growing out ornamental peppers? I was thinking about buying seed for explosive ember, black pearl and or medusa. I've heard mixed things regarding ease of growing though.
Scooty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 28, 2017   #2
PaulF
Tomatovillian™
 
PaulF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Brownville, Ne
Posts: 2,600
Default

Black Pearl is very easy. It did very well in a container and got extremely large. We bring it inside during winters and survived three years before my wife decided to let it stay outside this past winter. Very pretty and the peppers are abundant and glossy purple.
__________________
there's two things money can't buy; true love and home grown tomatoes.
PaulF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 28, 2017   #3
Nematode
Tomatovillian™
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: massachusetts
Posts: 1,523
Default

Do it.
They are beautiful, what do you have to lose?
More interesting and longer lasting than flowers.
Numex twilight and bolivian rainbow were my gateway drugs.
Was just picking some out for 2018 garden.
hocus pocus, chilly chili, chinese 5 color, fireworks.
Nematode is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 28, 2017   #4
dmforcier
Tomatovillian™
 
dmforcier's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 3,404
Default

Medusa is a tiny little plant with spectacular upright needle pods. For some reason I thought it was patented, but I see that seeds are available from several sites. Also consider Numex Twilight. Black Pearl is probably my favorite ornamental.

Everyone should grow some ornamental peppers!
__________________


Stupidity got us into this mess. Why can't it get us out?
- Will Rogers


dmforcier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 30, 2017   #5
Scooty
Tomatovillian™
 
Scooty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Chicago-land & SO-cal
Posts: 371
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dmforcier View Post
Medusa is a tiny little plant with spectacular upright needle pods. For some reason I thought it was patented, but I see that seeds are available from several sites. Also consider Numex Twilight. Black Pearl is probably my favorite ornamental.

Everyone should grow some ornamental peppers!
Like how tiny... are we talking? 6"? I liked that they the pictures I saw showed upright peppers that were brightly colored. Any other ones like this?
Scooty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 30, 2017   #6
dmforcier
Tomatovillian™
 
dmforcier's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 3,404
Default

Chihuahua sized.

Some Orange Thai** show similar but green >> orange pods, and are a bit larger. They are commonly grown for eating. (Medusa is tasty too.)

Note that all 'ornamentals' are edible, but they are grown for their looks. Black Pearl, for instance, is very seedy and some people (like me) think it tastes soapy.


** There are some 70 native Thai varieties, and only a few names in common use. "Orange Thai" indicates a plant from Thailand with an orange pod, but that may cover a dozen varieties. When you look for seeds, look at the pictures.
__________________


Stupidity got us into this mess. Why can't it get us out?
- Will Rogers


dmforcier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 30, 2017   #7
Lastfling
Tomatovillian™
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: NC
Posts: 120
Default

Here are some pics of mine




Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Lastfling is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 30, 2017   #8
Scooty
Tomatovillian™
 
Scooty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Chicago-land & SO-cal
Posts: 371
Default

I assume left is medusa and right is black pearl?
Scooty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 30, 2017   #9
Lastfling
Tomatovillian™
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: NC
Posts: 120
Default

Top is Riot and the other I'll have to check when I get home as I can't remember offhand .


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Lastfling is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 30, 2017   #10
Cole_Robbie
Tomatovillian™
 
Cole_Robbie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Illinois, zone 6
Posts: 7,227
Default

I had several kinds last year. I liked Razzamatazz. The pepper were quite edible, too, like a jalapeno. Black Pearl is very pretty. I also like Chile Conga, which is a tiny plant that is happy in a 1-gallon pot.
Cole_Robbie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 30, 2017   #11
dmforcier
Tomatovillian™
 
dmforcier's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 3,404
Default

That's not a Black Pearl. BPs have the same color pod, only spherical (pearls) and black leaves.

I would like to know what it is, though, Lastfling. Lovely!
__________________


Stupidity got us into this mess. Why can't it get us out?
- Will Rogers


dmforcier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 30, 2017   #12
Lastfling
Tomatovillian™
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: NC
Posts: 120
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dmforcier View Post
That's not a Black Pearl. BPs have the same color pod, only spherical (pearls) and black leaves.

I would like to know what it is, though, Lastfling. Lovely!


It's Masquerade



Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Lastfling is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 1, 2017   #13
MdTNGrdner
Tomatovillian™
 
MdTNGrdner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 115
Default

Lastfling, that Riot pic is the pepper plant of my dreams! Have you ever eaten one?
MdTNGrdner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 1, 2017   #14
Lastfling
Tomatovillian™
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: NC
Posts: 120
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MdTNGrdner View Post
Lastfling, that Riot pic is the pepper plant of my dreams! Have you ever eaten one?


Matter fact I have eaten several. Most have not been hot from top to approx midway then start picking up heat toward the stem. They haven't been extremely hot by any means with a nice flavor. Of course that's now, things may change 😋


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Lastfling is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:54 PM.


★ Tomatoville® is a registered trademark of Commerce Holdings, LLC ★ All Content ©2017 Commerce Holdings, LLC ★