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Old December 10, 2016   #1
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For some of us down south, pepper seed starting time is soon to be here (Around January 1) For others up north - you all probably have a couple months to collect seeds and get ready.

We got started much earlier by buying, trading, the MMMM, ones from Worth and Star, and seed saving over the past three years. I didn't realize just how many varieties I/we have collected.

Before asking my wife to help me narrow down the list of ones we want to grow - I removed the ornamental varieties that we grew last year. Some of those came from seeds purchased back in 2007. Then I removed the varieties that didn't germinate or grew/produced poorly, and the ones that are hotter than what we want to grow. Ornamentals will be grown in flower beds and they're not on this list.

We talked over what pepper types we want to grow, and she chose through a pile of seed packs. She helped narrow the varieties down ...to 24

This is a tentative list that most likely will change after our MMMM mailer gets here. And I just remembered there are some more to look through.

Bell
Enjoya
Keystone Giant
Margaret's Bell
Pinot Noir (2 seeds)

Paprika
NuMex Garnet
Leutschauer

Chili Relleno Types
Anaheim
New Mexico Improved
NuMex Heritage 6-4
Sandia - maybe too hot?

Jalapenos
Fooled You
Jalamundo
Jumbo

Hot Favorites
Cayenne Long Slim Red
Serrano
Tabasco

Not Hot
Cubanelle
Jimmy Nardello
Padron
Red Sweet Cherry
Shish!to
Sweet Banana
Sweet Cayenne
Topepo Rosso
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Salt I haven't even thought about it this year and my not do a darn thing.
For some reason I just dont feel like it.
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Great list Robert. You and your wife seem to have similar tastes to ours, just a bit of heat and lots of flavour.
You will enjoy the paprikas I think.
Happy growing!
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Salt I haven't even thought about it this year and my not do a darn thing.
For some reason I just dont feel like it.
I and many others think of you as the pepper guru. With your new job, starting plants right now might seem more like work than fun. When it gets hot your gonna miss not having plants. I did this one year and started late, too late to get much in my climate. If you get the hankering, is there a farmers market where you can pick up a few interesting transplants? Another option would be to see what the online sellers on the forum are offering, or maybe someone from the forum that lives nearby can get some started for you. Something different and new to look forward too as well.

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Robert, are you going to start eggplant? I start them with peppers and let them grow large for plant out.

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Me being home I can keep the ones I have alive if I want to they are still producing.
And no where close to being too late to start seed down here for peppers.
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Lisa, thank you for reminding me about eggplants.

Last year, I started some peppers and tomatoes on January 17th - they did fine. There's just something about starting them on January 1. It's new year and a new garden...although I started onions and elephant garlic a couple months ago.
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I and many others think of you as the pepper guru.
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I had no idea nor do I consider myself a guru on anything including peppers.
Many here are much better than I.
But thanks.

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Well, okay pepper sauce guru then. But you have to start that sauce from somewhere.

I finally found a commercial sauce that is low enough in sodium that I can eat and cheap enough to risk trying. Its a Taco Bell red sauce. Not much flavor besides vinegar and a faint ketchup undertone but at $1.29 a bottle it is a treat. I haven't had any commercial salsa or taco sauce in 8+ years. My growing partner warned me that the non-bell peppers I planted were too hot for even himself and his family that likes spicy food.

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Saltie, please allow me to make some suggestions:

Paprika
Apple Pimento, if you can find it. Large thick, low-heat pods.

Chille Relleno
Poblano, any of several varieties.
(Cubanelle is a good stuffer too)

Hots
Scotch Bonnet, MoA (Jamaican Ministry of Ag)

Not Hots
Gourmet Seasoning
Trinidad Perfume

I can send you some of these if you can't find them.
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Enjoya pepper, I just received some in a swap and read up on it... One article says it was a mutant discovered in a garden, other says the peppers come from grafted plants. There was a discussion on here, but no one growing them out really said how or what color they came out. I read another article that said they ended up being yellow.
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This is a tentative list that most likely will change after our MMMM mailer gets here. And I just remembered there are some more to look through.

Bell
Enjoya
Keystone Giant
Margaret's Bell
Pinot Noir (2 seeds)

Paprika
NuMex Garnet
Leutschauer

Chili Relleno Types
Anaheim
New Mexico Improved
NuMex Heritage 6-4
Sandia - maybe too hot?

Jalapenos
Fooled You
Jalamundo
Jumbo

Hot Favorites
Cayenne Long Slim Red
Serrano
Tabasco

Not Hot
Cubanelle
Jimmy Nardello
Padron
Red Sweet Cherry
Shish!to
Sweet Banana
Sweet Cayenne
Topepo Rosso
We just opened the MMMM mailer and yeah, the list is changing.

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Lisa, thank you for reminding me about eggplants.

Last year, I started some peppers and tomatoes on January 17th - they did fine. There's just something about starting them on January 1. It's new year and a new garden...although I started onions and elephant garlic a couple months ago.
That's my goal to start them,too. Doing lots of super hots this year,tripling the peppers and decreasing the tomatoes next year.
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We just opened the MMMM mailer and yeah, the list is changing.
Good tune!

So what did ya get??
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DM, There are some I've been wanting to try. Some I have no clue about other than what is read online. Some I'm interested in because my extended family wants to try something different and not so hot.

Ever heard of a cheese pepper? A friend is mailing 3 different ones to go with the two we got today. I'll grow all 5 varieties.

There are mini bells - chocolate, orange, and red.

Penot Noir F1 seeds. #$% they are good.

Purple and Jalapeno Grande will find a few spots in the garden.

Some Alma Paprika has to make the list.

I wonder if Chili de Arbol is as good as Cayenne?

And so many more to research in the next few weeks. It's starting to look like I'll be planting at least one 72 cell tray of peppers.
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