The first 2 foto's are of a variety called Bhut Orange Copenhagen. This is my favorite pepper so far. They are also called BOC. I did google this variety to see if I have the correct shape. It seems like I do. Super-hots are so new that the shapes vary quite a bit due to lack of stability. This is a new variety but its not a hybrid. Someone was growing Bhut Jalokia in Denmark and noticed the orange colored pods on what normally would be red pods and saved seed from that plant. He continued growing it. I love the shape of my pods. I haven't seen the color yet. That comes later but its supposed to be orange color. The pods are also supposed to have a distinctly fruity or citrus taste and are quite spicy. Less spicey than the red Bhut's they say but very spicey never the less. Many people rave about the flavor and taste of this variety. There are so many new variety's of spicey chili peppers out there now that BOC doesn't get much attention now. Its much less spicey than many of the newest variety's. I am not growing the pepper to only have the hottest chili pepper. Its gotta be stylish and beautiful. This one definitely has that going for it and for that reason alone I plan to continue growing it. The plant(I only have one) is continuing to set fruit now and should have quite a few later on.
These are foto's of yesterdays harvest. There are yellow and red chombo's plus Biker Billy plus paper lantern plus Vierra Jalepeno and long thin cayenne plus sweet ahi all mixed in. I then processed the peppers which means washing and deseeding. I don't deseed the smallest chili's. Then I throw em in the food processor and chop em very small. Then I add vinegar, salt, sugar and cook them over low heat for several minutes. I didn't add much vinegar so it is more of a paste than anything else. I never discard solids now. This chili paste will last me a couple of weeks. Later, when I am adding super-hot chili's to this concoction it'll up the heat level to the point where it will last longer.
My adult super hot pepper plants are really beginning to produce peppers. This is just the beginning. There will eventually be hundreds of these peppers of all shapes and colors. I will have enough to last me for a very long time since I am the only one that eats them.
This plant is the BOC or Bhut Orange Copenhagen plant. Notice this branch just full of developing peppers. I counted over 20 on this branch alone. There maybe 25 or 30 on this branch when its all said and done. Might need some kind of branch support to keep it from breaking later as these peppers get good size. Bumpy, mean. Pure evil.
Plants are looking good glen looks to be nice harvest coming.i believe you will get second harvest maybe not as big but may get just as much the second round.i m guessin your growing season almost year around or very long growing season?i usually get second harvest on peppers usually half of what first harvest was.i have gotten a third harvest on jalapenos before but they kind harvest all throughout the year.with weather past few year i have been able get almost third harvest on peppers but they usually bout wore out by then.
Where do you live? I am from Florida and sometimes we would be frost free. Weather in Florida is very mild so sometimes I could over winter my tomato's and peppers getting an extended harvest. Here in Panama it is hit or miss with Peppers or chili's. Its so hot here. All variety's are different also. Sometimes its just luck. Super hot chili peppers are new to me. They are in their own category of pepper. They are much more difficult for me to grow than for example, Chombo's. This is my first year growing them so I will need to learn a lot about more about them. I do know that they do not like it when its too hot outside. And, when the sun is very bright and hot they don't like that either. And, Bhut Jolokia is more sensitive to the searing sun than Carolina Reapers. I highly recommend that you try growing these super-hot peppers. They are very rewarding to grow. And, they are challenging to grow. They grow very slowly also. Much slower than other variety's. Probably the best part of the super-hots is how beautiful they are. The wonderful colors. The diversity of this branch of the Pepper family.
Rick, there are actually 3 Orange Choco Bhut plants. That foto has peppers that look different than the others. I will be categorizing the seed. That particular foto has the best looking peppers so far. Huge. I will offer to send you seed from that one so don't worry. They are freaking HUGE!!! Everything is growing in hyper-drive right now since the weather has changed. I am pretty excited. Super-hots are pretty neat. The variety's are amazing and they seem to be unstable. You get lots of variations.