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Dec 31, 2015 7:08 PM CST
Thread OP
Name: Reid
North Branch, MN (Zone 4b)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Master Level
Red Belt, Planet, both long sweet non bell type.
Tequila Sunrise, Orange long and sweet from Baker Creek.

Bull Nose, Shishito, and Stavras, all from @sequoia in a seed swap.

And I have yet to settle on a snack pepper
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Jan 2, 2016 7:26 PM CST
Thread OP
Name: Reid
North Branch, MN (Zone 4b)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Master Level
These are peppers I am trying this year.
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Jan 12, 2016 5:02 PM CST
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
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Let us know when you pick and how it goes.

My favorite snacking pepper is hands down, Jimmy Nardello. Very sweet and very productive!
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Jan 12, 2016 10:13 PM CST
Thread OP
Name: Reid
North Branch, MN (Zone 4b)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Master Level
@abhege I love Nardellos! I have been saving my own seeds from them for three years now.
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Jan 13, 2016 9:03 AM CST
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: Ukraine Dahlias I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Houseplants Tomato Heads Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Now I'm encouraged to try the Jimmy Nardello seeds a friend sent me.
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Jan 13, 2016 8:01 PM CST
Thread OP
Name: Reid
North Branch, MN (Zone 4b)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Master Level
@pirl totally do it. You won't regret it. They are such a fun shape and ornamental! The flavor is out of this world.
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Jan 13, 2016 8:13 PM CST
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: Ukraine Dahlias I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Houseplants Tomato Heads Garden Ideas: Level 1
Plant Identifier Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Celebrating Gardening: 2015
I will. He sent them to me, along with Bhut Jolika peppers, just before he died so I'll grow them in memory of him.
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Jan 20, 2016 4:31 PM CST
Name: Sally
Nichols, iowa (Zone 5a)
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Reid,
They all sound delicious!
I tried Marconi Red last year because a friend really liked them. Now I do! They ripen to red so much better than a bell pepper.
When you do settle on a snacker, I'd be interested in what you choose, lol!

Hi Pirl!
If anything it is a pretty, red pepper :o)
A small town has no secrets except itself
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Jan 20, 2016 6:39 PM CST
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: Ukraine Dahlias I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Houseplants Tomato Heads Garden Ideas: Level 1
Plant Identifier Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Celebrating Gardening: 2015
The man in front of me at the supermarket today paid $2.50 for a big red pepper. I hope it's worth the price!
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Jan 23, 2016 6:41 AM CST
Name: Sally
Nichols, iowa (Zone 5a)
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Pirl,
Oh my! Ours were over a dollar so I opted for a three pack at slightly less. I can always use them and must confess, that if not for the price, I'd love to buy red, yellow and orange peppers all the time.
A small town has no secrets except itself
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Jan 23, 2016 8:41 AM CST
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: Ukraine Dahlias I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Houseplants Tomato Heads Garden Ideas: Level 1
Plant Identifier Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Celebrating Gardening: 2015
I froze many from our garden, in October, so I'm ready for winter through spring.
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Jan 23, 2016 9:39 AM CST
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
Greenhouse Region: Georgia Garden Sages Organic Gardener Beekeeper Vegetable Grower
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This year our peppers came in really late so we didn't have many for market, which we finished up the end of July. We plant a large variety so I have reds, oranges, yellows and greens. We gave away many tubs of them but we also froze a lot. A fellow vendor at market told us about freezing peppers whole so we tried it. I wasn't sure how to go about using them but the other night I made a chicken fajita bake and took one bag of peppers out to use. After letting them sit about five minutes I cut off the tops then made one slice in the pepper and they opened up easily for me to remove the seeds. Then I sliced them in wide strips and baked them with the chicken, garlic and onions. It was delicious! At least now I think I may really use up all those peppers.

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Jan 23, 2016 2:06 PM CST
Name: Sally
Nichols, iowa (Zone 5a)
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Pirl,
I used to freeze a lot of peppers. Last year my two freezers were literally too full to add another thing.

Nice selection Arlene!
I may start freezing mine again.
A small town has no secrets except itself
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Jan 23, 2016 2:39 PM CST
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: Ukraine Dahlias I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Houseplants Tomato Heads Garden Ideas: Level 1
Plant Identifier Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Sometimes dinner is decided by whatever falls out of the refrigerator/freezer in the garage.
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Jan 24, 2016 6:16 AM CST
Name: Sally
Nichols, iowa (Zone 5a)
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Pirl,
Laughing! I can still put together a good meal in 15 minutes after not finding anything to eat!
A small town has no secrets except itself
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Jan 25, 2016 7:52 PM CST
Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
Frugal Gardener Garden Procrastinator I helped beta test the first seed swap Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Region: Pacific Northwest
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I think it was Safeway where I found bags of frozen bell pepper strips: green, red yellow and orange. They were more expensive than, say, frozen corn, but they looked much cheaper than fresh peppers.

And there's no waste. And I always have some red peppers.

They have only been "in stock" about 1/4 of the time.
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Jan 26, 2016 4:13 PM CST
Name: Sally
Nichols, iowa (Zone 5a)
Charter ATP Member Birds Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Vegetable Grower Peonies Lilies
Irises Region: Iowa Dog Lover Daylilies Cat Lover Butterflies
Rick,
I used to freeze cut up peppers all the time to use on pizzas. I got tired of them frosting over every time I opened the container. Plus, the skin seemed tough so eventually I quit.
I think this year I'll just freeze some of the Marconi's. I do miss having them.
A small town has no secrets except itself
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Jan 26, 2016 4:24 PM CST
Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
Frugal Gardener Garden Procrastinator I helped beta test the first seed swap Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Region: Pacific Northwest
Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database.
With some peppers, it seems like the skin is almost all the flesh there is.
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Jan 26, 2016 4:33 PM CST
Name: Sally
Nichols, iowa (Zone 5a)
Charter ATP Member Birds Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Vegetable Grower Peonies Lilies
Irises Region: Iowa Dog Lover Daylilies Cat Lover Butterflies
Rick,
I agree. I grew up on California Wonder and never even considered a different kind till a former DG friend said she really liked the Marconi. Niw I do too. They still have a skin, but made great stuffed green peppers for the freezer. I'll still do a green pepper in the garden but I'm off to try new things!
A small town has no secrets except itself
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Jan 26, 2016 4:37 PM CST
Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
Frugal Gardener Garden Procrastinator I helped beta test the first seed swap Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Region: Pacific Northwest
Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database.
Yumm!

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