Vegetables and Fruit forum: Where's the heat!

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Name: Tom
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tveguy3
Sep 21, 2014 1:20 PM CST
I went out and picked a bunch of Poblano Chili's today. I spent most of the morning roasting them and then peeling them. Then I took the nicest and largest ones and stuffed them with cheese and made Chili Rellenos. When I took a bite of the first one it was really flavorful, but NO HEAT! Where did the heat go? This was the same package of seeds that I have used for 2 other years, and they were nice and zesty, these were as mild as an Anaheim! What could be the cause of this! I've been told that if a pepper is stressed by too much heat, or too little water that they are hotter. Could it be that we've had too much rain and cool temps? Boy, I'm dissappointed! Maybe I'll just have to put some salsa on them to get a bit of heat.


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Name: Sandy B.
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Weedwhacker
Sep 22, 2014 8:12 AM CST
Tom, I think the cool weather does make some difference, although my peppers this year seem pretty much as hot as ever -- especially judging from the hot bananas and Garden Salsa. I actually didn't think poblanos had much heat to begin with... although I haven't grown them in a long time so maybe I've just forgotten... I have a variety called "Biggie Chili" that is really large and has just a medium kind of heat that I was thinking would make good rellenos (if I ever get inspired to go to that much trouble Rolling my eyes. )
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Name: Tom
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tveguy3
Sep 22, 2014 9:51 AM CST
My hot banana peppers are quit hot this year too, as are the jalapeno. But poblanos in the past have had a bit of heat, not hot, but a nice little bit of zing to them. I did manage to save the day by dipping them in a bit of salsa. Maybe I need to try those "Biggie Chilis". What is weird though is that this is the same package of seeds that I have been using for 3 seasons now, and this is the first year it has been this mild.
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cycadjungle
Sep 22, 2014 1:34 PM CST
If the plants got a lot of water when those peppers ate being produced and it was also cooler in outside temperatures, it would certainly make the peppers less hot.
Name: Tom
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tveguy3
Sep 22, 2014 2:07 PM CST
That must be it, as we had a lot of rain, and a very cool July.
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Name: Sandy B.
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Weedwhacker
Sep 22, 2014 5:10 PM CST
In my case, make that "a very cool May, June, July, August and September!" Rolling on the floor laughing

Where's the heat, indeed!!
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Name: Tom
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tveguy3
Sep 22, 2014 5:35 PM CST
Heck, Up there, if you don't see your breath it's either July, or you've died! Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Sandy B.
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Weedwhacker
Sep 22, 2014 9:21 PM CST
You have a mean streak, Tom Glare

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Name: Tom
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tveguy3
Sep 23, 2014 3:29 AM CST
I grew up in the Northern part of the state, I remember winter temps as low as -44 degrees! Blinking
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Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
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Weedwhacker
Sep 23, 2014 7:40 AM CST
Sticking tongue out I don't even want to think about it right now... I'm going to pretend that the weather we're having this week will continue until at least February (and then start warming up) Big Grin
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