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Sep 7, 2016 9:41 PM CST

Do you think I could get a seed or two I am trying to start peppers and I would like to try yours???
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Sep 8, 2016 7:46 PM CST
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Name: Keith
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I finally tasted my pepper. It started off sweet the first 5 seconds, then became πŸ”₯😱. I won't be eating any more πŸ˜„
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Sep 9, 2016 11:04 AM CST
Name: Rick Corey
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Aww, they are so pretty!

Maybe if you cook them, the heat will subside enough that they can be enjoyed?
You can make a "pepper vodka" by dicing a few into a small bottle of vodka kept in the freezer.

If not, you can dry or freeze them and then make bug sprays and squirrel-deterrents next year.

Plus, I read that rubbing hot peppers on the top rail of a fence will keep wild elephants out of your garden.

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Sep 9, 2016 12:20 PM CST
Name: Gary
Wyoming MN (Zone 4a)
It must work, I haven't seen an elephant all summer! lol
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Sep 9, 2016 7:41 PM CST
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I'm going to try that -- those pesky elephants are everywhere this year! Hilarious!
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Sep 11, 2016 6:00 AM CST
Name: Prabhi Setty
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keithp2012 said:I finally tasted my pepper. It started off sweet the first 5 seconds, then became πŸ”₯😱. I won't be eating any more πŸ˜„

Thank you for telling us your experience with pepper hybridizing.
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Sep 30, 2016 12:18 PM CST
Name: Don
Meadville, PA - Crawford Co. - (Zone 5a)
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Keith, my stepdaughter just took a photo of ornamental pepper plants grown from the seeds you sent me. Unfortunately, the plants are behind the impatiens that took off like wildfire this summer. I have a pot of variegated leaves/yellow peppers, a pot of green leaves/purple peppers and a large pot of both types (couldn't bear to get rid of the seedlings that I didn't have individual pots for.) Will try to get better pics.
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Oct 1, 2016 7:27 PM CST
Name: Don
Meadville, PA - Crawford Co. - (Zone 5a)
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Keith, here's another photo of the pepper plants grown from the seed you gave me.
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Oct 2, 2016 2:31 PM CST
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Name: Keith
Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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DonfromPA said:Keith, here's another photo of the pepper plants grown from the seed you gave me.
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They filled in great, almost like groundcover!
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Oct 11, 2016 4:16 AM CST
Name: Yardenman
Maryland (Zone 7a)
I am admiring the impatiens, LOL!
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Oct 11, 2016 4:27 AM CST
Name: Yardenman
Maryland (Zone 7a)
If you have a south-facing window, you can transplant the peppers to pots and get a few more during the Winter. I will be doing that this week. They ARE perennial given warmth and sun.
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Dec 9, 2017 4:32 PM CST

Keith. Is there any way I can get some of your ornamental hybrid pepper seeds? Would trade seeds in return. Thanks!
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Dec 11, 2017 8:02 AM CST
Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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keithp2012 said:I finally tasted my pepper. It started off sweet the first 5 seconds, then became πŸ”₯😱. I won't be eating any more πŸ˜„


Those fish peppers can be hot...
The tiny peppers off the purple plants are generally not as much.

One year my variegated peppers crossed with habenaros, and... They were sure good! Unfortunately, many of the seedlings reverted to green.

While the green plants produced a lot more peppers a lot faster, I wanted the tri-colour plants....

I agree with the people encouraging you to use them in cooking....
I think it's cool to use a tiny pepper to flavor an entire pot of stew!

And.... Those small plants are awfully pretty when I pot them up over the winter, and pick the peppers as needed....

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