George, you mention the Frank's Thai pepper. I grow a dwarf pepper every year that I got originally from Sand Hill preservation Center. The pepper is called Frank's bell. Is that one from you? It is a real novelty and is one of the few sweet peppers that will color up reliably around here without rotting. It is not like anything that I would normally call a bell, It is more like an italian frying pepper but it's walls are even thinner. I l It is very hard to get a blocky bell pepper to turn red around here. Usually they will develop rot before they get to the full red stage. If you do know about this pepper I would be interested in hearing it. Thanks John
Valley Sweet is one of mine. It is a F11 growout of a popular commercial hybrid. Sweet, no trace of heat, medium-thick wall. Tasty!
I just love the variety of hot peppers you have. Great work. Your pepper plants look much better than mine.
Glen, I think you might like this one. I read jalapenos do well for you, and this one's parent was a jalapeno. It would be interesting to see how it would grow in Panama. I would be happy to send some seeds your way, if you're interested. In fact, I'd be happy to send any of you folks here some seeds. Just send me a Personal Message with your name/address. No postage required.
Rick, I would love to get some seed. As you know, I have no access to seed here. This is a seed saver site and I am also willing to send seed out to those who need it. Just ask me. I love jalepeno's. I no longer make hot sauce out of em. What I do is slice em and make pickled jalepeno rings out of em. I will send you my address Rick.
These are foto's of the Rattlesnake. That is the name of this Hatch, New Mexico bred offering. Rick sent it to me. I haven't tasted them but they are making some big ole biggins. Supposed to bite like a rattlesnake I guess. I am waiting for them to turn red before tasting them. These will go in some vinegar with salt. Probably chop em up.
Oh, my mistake. The second foto is called Vierra Jalepeno's. They don't look like jalepeno's. They look like jalepeno's that got frisky and had extramarital affair with a cayenne. Common problem. I haven't tasted this one either but they are real pretty peppers.
Hello everyone. Today I am showing some foto's of some plants that have been attacked by tropical nematodes. I did not treat the soil correctly this year due to lack of materials. This is the result. I should have added copious amounts of organic material to the soil. It wasn't available at the time I planted. Nematodes are a tropical climate issue. We solve this by only planting variety's that are nematode resistant and also by mixing lots of organic material into our soil. No chili pepper is totally immune to nematodes. My local variety's seem to be the most resistant. Nematodes are micro-scopic worms that invade the root system of plants that it likes. They reproduce in the roots and swell up into visable root knots. These root knots block moisture and nutricion from passing thru. And, this kills the plants. Annuum's seem to be the least resistant and die the fastest. Most Chinense variety's have at least some resistance. It varies.