What peppers are you growing?

Discussion in 'Just Good Food' started by GMB54-120, Jun 26, 2016.

  1. GMB54-120

    GMB54-120 Active Member

    Jul 17, 2011
    A few i saved for hot sauces.
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  2. GMB54-120

    GMB54-120 Active Member

    Jul 17, 2011
    A few of the larger ones i saved for seeds. I also saved a bunch from some smaller pods too. Not sure it will make any difference but what the hell.
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  3. Hannibal

    Hannibal Senior Member

    Dec 30, 2004
    Greene county
    looks good, I made a good sauce from the lemon drops, and made a sauce from tai last week.....didn't grow habs this year, but have goast/reepers in the freezer.........been pickin my Mexican peppers, got 6 varieties, they will get dried and ground for chili powder.
     
  4. Ellis Prairie

    Ellis Prairie New Member

    Dec 2, 2009
    You fellas might enjoy the Facebook group, Pepper Geeks.
     
  5. GMB54-120

    GMB54-120 Active Member

    Jul 17, 2011
    Thanks, i don't use FaceBook but there is a great pepper forum called thehotpepper. It very mildly moderated too. Very little censorship.
     
  6. GMB54-120

    GMB54-120 Active Member

    Jul 17, 2011
    I normally dont grow habs but i got them for about $2 for 4 plants. They are just too **** hot for me. I did start making milder hab sauces and one worked out great. Its only a tiny bit hotter than say....Tobasco and milder then their hab sauce.

    The hab carrot ferment i have going though will be really hot for my tastes. Its about 2 months old now. After blending i will give it a taste and possibly tame it down with a orange bell pepper....not really sure yet but it smell REALLY hot.

    I got the lemon drops to make sauce but.....i love them fresh too. I just cant eat them fast enough. :D They also make a great pepper powder. A little of the powder in some mayo rocks on a salmon burger.
     
  7. GMB54-120

    GMB54-120 Active Member

    Jul 17, 2011
    This year

    Scotch Bonnet Yellow MOA
    7 Pot Yellow...These are brutally hot
    Early Jalapeno
    Biker Billy or Mucho Nacho Jalapeno
    Lemon Drop
    Aji Cito...similar to lemon drop but more heat
    Thai Giant Orange...these are mild for Thai peppers
    Beni Highlands...milder yellow hab type that produces early
    Gochugaru...Korean mild peppers used for kimchi
    New Mex 64...mild Anaheim type with just a touch of heat.
    Super Chili Hybrid

    Might add some Serranos and Cowhorns again.
     
  8. sandals

    sandals Quack

    Nov 13, 2014
    bourbon
    Red orange yellow green and purple sweet peppers .

    Anaheim Serrano jalapeño cayenne habanero and Bannana
     
  9. gurgalunas

    gurgalunas Well-Known Member

    Jan 3, 2013
    Platte City
    I'm scaling back on the Peppers this year. I made enough habanero sauce and jelly last year that I'll probably only plant 1. I'll put in 6 jalapeños for salsa, canning. I found Italian sweet peppers to be really good last year, and will definitely plant them again this year. Probably 4 plants. Here is the dish I cook several times per week, in season, using Italians instead of bells.

    http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/peperonata/

    I've never found a good use for the Serrano, Poblano, etc. They are too spicy for sweet use, and not spicy enough for my tastes for salsa.
     
  10. GMB54-120

    GMB54-120 Active Member

    Jul 17, 2011
    Serrano are normally much hotter than jalapeno. They make a good jelly and a really nice hot sauce. The thing i like most about them though is they turn red easier than most jalapenos.

    I just started two more Anaheim varieties. Both are hot for Anaheim.

    Lumbre...these can be really hot. 9k-10k Scoville and some people have reported much hotter.
    Sandia Select....These have thicker walls than regular Sandia and can reach almost 7k-9k Scoville.

    Try Potatoes O'Brien with a good mildish medium heat Anaheim sometime....Its blows away a bell pepper. Anaheims are incredibly versatile and roasted/peeled they freeze well for making verde sauces later.

    Poblanos make great chile rellenos and dried (when ripe) make a fairly good base for enchilada sauce. Ancho powder anyone?
     
  11. GMB54-120

    GMB54-120 Active Member

    Jul 17, 2011
    I will have some extra lemon drop seedlings and extra NuMex Lumbre (hot Anaheims) if anyone near Grants Farm would like a couple.
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    Lemon Drops are late producers but produce LOTS around the middle of August up until it gets cold. These are from plants i grew last year so they should be true since i didn't grow any other baccatums. They are not super hot but usually much hotter than a jalapeno or serrano.

    This one was in a fairly small pot and produced tons of peppers
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  12. Meller

    Meller Active Member

    Sep 5, 2008
    Just bells, Anaheim and jalapenos this year. Might get a ghost pepper plant just as a novelty, the amish store had some individual plants
     
  13. GMB54-120

    GMB54-120 Active Member

    Jul 17, 2011
    Just a heads up if you want to try a "super hot" Lowes had Bonnie red Bhut Jolokia aka Ghost pepper plants this year. Its new for Bonnie and they seem to be pushing the retailers to sell them.

    https://bonnieplants.com/product/red-bhut-jolokia-ghost-pepper/

    Be aware that Ghost peppers have a VERY long growing season. Dont expect any ripe peppers until well into August or later.
     
  14. Meller

    Meller Active Member

    Sep 5, 2008
    I think these were Bonnie plants.
     
  15. GMB54-120

    GMB54-120 Active Member

    Jul 17, 2011
    The orange habs Bonnie sells now are also BRUTALLY hot for orange habs. They went to a hybrid called Spartacus a year or two ago. Wickedly hot and produce fairly quickly for a habanero type. Its a cross between a orange hab and a naga.
     
  16. GMB54-120

    GMB54-120 Active Member

    Jul 17, 2011
    Let her drip!!! Thats 12 i wont have to hand water.
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  17. GMB54-120

    GMB54-120 Active Member

    Jul 17, 2011
    Burn baby burn!!!!

    7 Pot Yellow...This bad boy is loaded with pods now
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    Aji Cito
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    Beni Highlands (mildish habanero variety)
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    Lemon Drop
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    Early Jalapeno
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    Bonnie Mucho Nacho Jalapeno...this one has been really producing pods.
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    Jalapeno Chichimeca
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    NuMex 64
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    Korean Gochu
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    Bonnie Cajum Belle...another heavy producer
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    Scotch Bonnet MOA Yellow
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  18. Hawk

    Hawk Well-Known Member Sponsor

    Oct 15, 2009
    Just tons of jalapenos
     
  19. GMB54-120

    GMB54-120 Active Member

    Jul 17, 2011
    If you like jalapeno the best i highly recommend the Early and Mucho Nacho. Both have mid to upper heat for a jalapeno. Some of the mid to upper heat level Anaheims are great too. NuMex64 is mild and Lumbre is pretty hot. Big Jims are mild to mid and HUGE with great flavor.

    Im also growing poblano, Lumbre, milder orange Thai peppers, super chili and Tabasco peppers.
     
  20. rat

    rat Legbone

    Dec 13, 2005
    You must have a cast iron colon