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Old August 6, 2016   #1
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Default Dark spots on Carolina Reaper Fruit

Good morning from Maine!

I started noticing these dark streaks on some of my Carolina Reaper fruits a couple of days ago (pic).

I'm currently growing 2 pepper plants per 5 gallon container.

I usually water once a day, because the soil has been drying out quickly in the hot weather.

I've been fertilizing about once every 2 weeks with a mixture of fish fertilizer and worm castings (I haven't really been measuring the amounts of fertilizer I'm mixing in with water. Just eyeballing it really).

Any help identifying what this may be would be appreciated!

Thanks.
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Old August 6, 2016   #2
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Capsaicin burns, must be the hottest pepper ever.






Just kidding, I have no idea.
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Old August 6, 2016   #3
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Haha - I actually took that seriously for a second!
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Thats normal and occurs in many different peppers. Its just in the begining stages of ripening. You should be burning your face (and guts) off before you know it.
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Good to know, and thanks for the explanation!

I started these back in February under lights indoors. Not sure what use I'll have for them, but I wanted to grow something in the middle of winter.. These apparently take long to mature so I figured I'd give it a shot.

Other peppers I'm growing are White Ghost, Black Pearl, and Chocolate Habanero.

Not sure why I did this.
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If you like hot but not death hot the Chocolate Habanero that you are growing is a real winner for me. The flavor is really good and it has to be one of my favorite peppers.
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Thanks for the suggestion! I figured that might be the only one that I could use consistently in cooking.

I may try overwintering one or two plants.
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If you like hot but not death hot the Chocolate Habanero that you are growing is a real winner for me. The flavor is really good and it has to be one of my favorite peppers.
Death germinated great for me!!! Charon Salsa soon to follow
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Death germinated great for me!!! Charon Salsa soon to follow
Right on brother. More like Choro salsa
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Good morning from Maine!

I started noticing these dark streaks on some of my Carolina Reaper fruits a couple of days ago (pic).

I'm currently growing 2 pepper plants per 5 gallon container.

I usually water once a day, because the soil has been drying out quickly in the hot weather.

I've been fertilizing about once every 2 weeks with a mixture of fish fertilizer and worm castings (I haven't really been measuring the amounts of fertilizer I'm mixing in with water. Just eyeballing it really).

Any help identifying what this may be would be appreciated!

Thanks.
Your reaper should be turning red soon. Here's my reaper with one pepper just turning colour and one ready to pick.
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Awesome! Hoping to pick some soon then!
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I think some folks are missing the advantage of these super hot peppers.
There are many ways you can utilize them and not burn your lips off.
I do know the easiest way to keep them for long term is to ferment them.
The jar can sit on the counter for a very long time and you just use what you need to make other things as hot as you want.

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I think some folks are missing the advantage of these super hot peppers.
There are many ways you can utilize them and not burn your lips off.
I do know the easiest way to keep them for long term is to ferment them.
The jar can sit on the counter for a very long time and you just use what you need to make other things as hot as you want.

Worth
Know of any good YouTube vids or links to other instructions on fermenting peppers? I may give it a go.
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Know of any good YouTube vids or links to other instructions on fermenting peppers? I may give it a go.

Right here is what is as far as I am concerned becoming the the definitive place for fermenting.
You go there an I or someone else will be more that ready and willing to help you all you want.

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http://www.tomatoville.com/showthread.php?t=38997
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Thanks! I'll check that out.
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