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Name: Mary
Phoenix Arizona
MaryMcP
Feb 4, 2010 8:04 AM CST
I ordered a dozen plants from ChilePlants.com - that is their minimum order. I'll have some to share if anyone is interested. I have grown these chiles for 3 years, same plants just keep producing like mad. I wanted them in a different area and finally decided it would be much easier to just plant new ones than try to move the established plants.

LMK if you would like a couple of plants. They will ship to me mid-April.

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rayman6422
Feb 4, 2010 9:51 AM CST
Mary, they are easier to move than I would have ever guessed.
I had one I brought with me to this house and in the haste of moving and trying to bring as many plants as possible with me I popped it out of the ground and stuck it in a 5 gallon pot and had it sitting like that without tamping the soil down in the pot for about 6 months before I stuck it in its permanent home. Not the ideal way to transplant but the plant is now over 5' tall and going on its 5th year in its current location.
Name: Mary
Phoenix Arizona
MaryMcP
Feb 4, 2010 4:10 PM CST
I couldn't even get a shovel in last time I tried, although that was before all the rain. Anyway, already ordered, want one or two?

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rayman6422
Feb 4, 2010 7:14 PM CST
No thanks. I did the same thing you did from the same company. I saw they had a couple chiltepins I liked and then found you need to order a dozen.
Name: Dan
San Tan Valley, AZ
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Dann_L
Feb 4, 2010 10:21 PM CST
I have 7 different varieties started and under lights plus I'm going to start some Bird's Eye seeds this weekend.

Not sure where I'm going to put them all.
Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting ‘...Holy Crap ...What a ride!'
Name: Mary
Phoenix Arizona
MaryMcP
Feb 5, 2010 6:27 AM CST
Dan, I've seen ads on Craig's list for folks selling seed starts. I think you should augment your day job with these plants. Who knows, it could become your new day job!
Name: Alma
Phoenix & Cottonwood, AZ
USDA zone 9b, Sunset 13 & ??
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tomatofreak
Feb 27, 2010 3:00 PM CST
Mary, do the ones you ordered have round chiles or the little pointy ones? I'd love one or two if you still have them by swap time. I do agree that this is about the most forgiving plant when it comes to moving that I've ever known. I moved one about 5 or 6 times and it just kept on going.
Alma
In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. – Thomas Jefferson
Name: Mary
Phoenix Arizona
MaryMcP
Feb 28, 2010 7:01 AM CST
Chiltpins are small, round peppers. Usually dried. Mexican restaurants offer them in small bowls with menudo.

The pointy head ones are Bird's Eye.

I should have enough to share Alma. The minimum order from this vendor is 12 plants.
Name: Alma
Phoenix & Cottonwood, AZ
USDA zone 9b, Sunset 13 & ??
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tomatofreak
Feb 28, 2010 12:22 PM CST
No, mine is not a bird's eye; it's a true chiltepin. http://www.amazon.com/Chiltepin-Hot-Pepper-50-Seeds/dp/B000U... Believe me, I grew up with bird's eye peppers; they were one of my mom's favorites. Reminds me, I should have one....
Alma
In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. – Thomas Jefferson
Name: Mary
Phoenix Arizona
MaryMcP
Feb 28, 2010 1:05 PM CST
hmmmm, that thwarts my thinking on what I've been growing. I'll look more closely later.....wanna get a black bean chili going in the crock pot soon.
Name: Alma
Phoenix & Cottonwood, AZ
USDA zone 9b, Sunset 13 & ??
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tomatofreak
Mar 1, 2010 10:03 AM CST
Mary, I have no doubt yours is a chiltepin, too. In all my reading and viewing photos of these peppers for a few years (since I planted the first one), I've seen both round and pointy ones. No need to second guess.
Alma
In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. – Thomas Jefferson
Name: Alma
Phoenix & Cottonwood, AZ
USDA zone 9b, Sunset 13 & ??
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tomatofreak
Mar 2, 2010 11:05 AM CST
Mary, check this out: http://www.mesamexicanfoods.com/market/shop/chili-tepin/p_44...
I suspect that there's no such thing as ONE name for one pepper, so no wonder it gets so confusing.
Alma
In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. – Thomas Jefferson

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rayman6422
Mar 3, 2010 9:05 AM CST
That chileplant website has one called Bird's Eye.
I think I got one of these.

Description from their website.
hot; Chiltepin/Tepin Type; 0.375 to 0.5 inches long by 0.375 to 0.5 inches wide; medium thin flesh; matures from green to red; upright pods; green leaves; 18 to 24 inches tall; Mid Season; Uses: Drying, Prolific.

Here's the picture from their website.


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Name: Alma
Phoenix & Cottonwood, AZ
USDA zone 9b, Sunset 13 & ??
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tomatofreak
Mar 3, 2010 9:46 AM CST
Ray, this site goes to show how many names get attached to the same pepper. http://www.dirtdoctor.com/organic/garden/view_question/id/29... I'm going to move my pepper plant - once again - because it isn't producing where it is. Too much shade, I think. The original plant was in full sun and was a beauty. I never figured out why, because these little bombs are so hot, the birds love 'em! Do you notice birds eating them at your house?
Alma
In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. – Thomas Jefferson
Name: Alma
Phoenix & Cottonwood, AZ
USDA zone 9b, Sunset 13 & ??
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tomatofreak
Mar 3, 2010 9:49 AM CST
LOL, just have to post this even though the color isn't all that great. Nevertheless, the bride here is a woman after my own heart! http://www.profinishdesign.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/...
Alma
In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. – Thomas Jefferson

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rayman6422
Mar 3, 2010 9:53 AM CST
Makes gardening fun when each person thinkis they are talking about completely different plants yet they think they are talking about the same one.

The best producing one I have is up against my back wall that faces west so it doesnt get any sun after noon.
Except the very top. Its probably a good 5.5' tall now.

The thrashers are horrible with ours and eating the ripe chiltepins.
I'm trying to teach Lily (our youngest dog) that thrashers are bad.
I heard or read someplace that birds dont have the nerve sensors that register heat so it doesnt affect them.

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rayman6422
Mar 3, 2010 9:56 AM CST
Now thats funny.
Must be one tough lady.
Name: Dan
San Tan Valley, AZ
Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Region: Southwest Gardening Vegetable Grower Dog Lover Tropicals
Dann_L
Mar 3, 2010 10:03 AM CST
I wonder what the fortunate young lady that catches the bouquet is going to do with it!
Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting ‘...Holy Crap ...What a ride!'
Name: Bridgett
Sonoita, Arizona
Zone 8a
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Sonoita
Mar 3, 2010 11:09 AM CST
My Santa Fe Grande just sprouted! Yeah!!
Be the person your pet(s) believes you to be.
Name: Alma
Phoenix & Cottonwood, AZ
USDA zone 9b, Sunset 13 & ??
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tomatofreak
Mar 3, 2010 11:54 AM CST
OK, for the ignorant here (me), what kinda pepper is that?
Alma
In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. – Thomas Jefferson

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