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Name: Paul Fish
Brownville, Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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PaulF
Sep 17, 2016 8:46 AM CST
I need to pay as much attention to peppers as tomatoes and the results will be better. I love the look of King Arthur but it is one for that gave no results. It will get another try next year.
Name: Tom
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tveguy3
Sep 19, 2016 6:59 AM CST
If I want lots of ripe peppers, I usually designate one plant for that, and I don't pick any of them green. They always produce ripe ones for me then. This year I only have 3 bell peppers, one red, one orange, and one yellow. All three have produced ripe peppers for a while now. even though I have picked green peppers from the plants. Next year I should be back to my larger garden space and have more plants.

My Hot Banana pepper that has been pouting for some time now, has kicked it into gear, and looking much better. I think maybe something was messing with the roots and it's now regrown some and taking off. I should get a few before frost now. Smiling
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Name: Rita
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Newyorkrita
Sep 19, 2016 10:09 AM CST
Tom, that is good about you pepper taking off at last.

I picked a nice batch of peppers yesterday and some I had left to get red so I had a mixture of red and green ones.
Name: Cybrczch
SE Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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cybrczch
Sep 26, 2016 5:35 PM CST
Today's harvest from the 'ugly stick beaten' pepper crop of 2016:

Thumb of 2016-09-26/cybrczch/3b6417

Clockwise from upper left:
Sweet Banana peppers - my three plants were my mainstay this year. At least 5 per plant so far. Found one hiding in the tomato vines, that's the red one.
One bell, possibly Big Red or Ace, or maybe even King Arthur - fourth from the potted plant
One Gypsy - fifth from the potted plant.
Four Carmens - first harvest from them, one per plant - four foot plus plants bending over from the weight of the growing peppers. I'd settle for 2 foot plants with peppers a month earlier.
And one lone fauxlapeno - "Fooled You" - but it's because I picked them this weekend and didn't see I cracked the branch this one was on. Also picked a bunch of fauxbaneros that are dried and ready for a very mildly spicy powder.

As for my other beat-up pepper plants... I might get one pepper off of two Golden Star plants before frost. I might get one Big Bertha pepper off of four plants before frost. Big Red is Big Dead. And the one Ace pepper plant has 3-4 that are getting close to useful size.

Removing most of the tomato plants, harvesting fall beans, hoping fall cucumbers do something before it gets too cold (last night was first night temps dipped into upper 40s). Trying to decide which bed to put the garlic into next month.
Name: Rita
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Newyorkrita
Sep 26, 2016 5:47 PM CST
cybrczch said:Today's harvest from the 'ugly stick beaten' pepper crop of 2016:

Thumb of 2016-09-26/cybrczch/3b6417

Clockwise from upper left:
Sweet Banana peppers - my three plants were my mainstay this year. At least 5 per plant so far. Found one hiding in the tomato vines, that's the red one.
One bell, possibly Big Red or Ace, or maybe even King Arthur - fourth from the potted plant
One Gypsy - fifth from the potted plant.
Four Carmens - first harvest from them, one per plant - four foot plus plants bending over from the weight of the growing peppers. I'd settle for 2 foot plants with peppers a month earlier.
And one lone fauxlapeno - "Fooled You" - but it's because I picked them this weekend and didn't see I cracked the branch this one was on. Also picked a bunch of fauxbaneros that are dried and ready for a very mildly spicy powder.

As for my other beat-up pepper plants... I might get one pepper off of two Golden Star plants before frost. I might get one Big Bertha pepper off of four plants before frost. Big Red is Big Dead. And the one Ace pepper plant has 3-4 that are getting close to useful size.

Removing most of the tomato plants, harvesting fall beans, hoping fall cucumbers do something before it gets too cold (last night was first night temps dipped into upper 40s). Trying to decide which bed to put the garlic into next month.


Well, it does look like a nice pepper harvest.
Name: Cybrczch
SE Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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cybrczch
Sep 27, 2016 12:20 AM CST
Newyorkrita said:

Well, it does look like a nice pepper harvest.


Yes, but usually I would have this harvest and more starting in mid-August. Now that the peppers are finally setting and sizing up, it's going to get too cold to ripen them. I may only get one bag of frozen peppers this year Sighing!
Name: Rita
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Newyorkrita
Sep 27, 2016 9:24 AM CST
cybrczch said:

Yes, but usually I would have this harvest and more starting in mid-August. Now that the peppers are finally setting and sizing up, it's going to get too cold to ripen them. I may only get one bag of frozen peppers this year Sighing!


That really is a shame that you didn't get your usual harvests. I sure hope next season is a good one for your peppers.
Name: Rita
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Newyorkrita
Sep 28, 2016 3:24 PM CST
My pepper plants are still making peppers. Hurray! Hurray!

So next season I want to start my own from seeds. Was just looking at Evergreen seeds at the peppers.

http://www.evergreenseeds.com/...

Put Shishito, Fushimi and Green Twist in my cart. Try to check out. I have $9.90 and the note pops up that there is a ten dollar minimum order. Drats!! Now I either have to not order and find stuff elsewhere or find something else to add.
Name: Rita
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Newyorkrita
Sep 28, 2016 4:43 PM CST
Newyorkrita said:My pepper plants are still making peppers. Hurray! Hurray!

So next season I want to start my own from seeds. Was just looking at Evergreen seeds at the peppers.

http://www.evergreenseeds.com/...

Put Shishito, Fushimi and Green Twist in my cart. Try to check out. I have $9.90 and the note pops up that there is a ten dollar minimum order. Drats!! Now I either have to not order and find stuff elsewhere or find something else to add.


Went to Kitazawa Seeds. Put Shishito and Fushimi in my cart. They don't have Green Twist!!

http://www.kitazawaseed.com

They do have one that I now want called Slim Pim Tenderbell Hybrid.

http://www.kitazawaseed.com/se...

Didn't know I wanted it until I just saw it. Hilarious!

It seems to be a thin walled smaller bell type. But I still want the other too and don't know what I will end up doing.
Name: Rick Corey
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RickCorey
Sep 28, 2016 6:26 PM CST
Franchi has some fancy peppers, but I didn't see any of the names you were looking for.

http://www.growitalian.com/cat...

Are you going to be in either of the currently planning seed swaps?
I have an order waiting for a call-back from Tainong seeds, and they offer these two peppers:
http://www.tainongseeds.com/pe...

Midori Tougarashi
Japanese heirloom pepper.
10-12 cm long, 1/2 cm in diameter.
Taste similar to Japanese shishito pepper


Black Beauty
Beautiful! Easy to grow.
Vigorous plants produce many small 2~3 inches long fruits.
Extremely spicy!



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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Sep 28, 2016 7:11 PM CST
RickCorey said:Franchi has some fancy peppers, but I didn't see any of the names you were looking for.

http://www.growitalian.com/cat...

Are you going to be in either of the currently planning seed swaps?
I have an order waiting for a call-back from Tainong seeds, and they offer these two peppers:
http://www.tainongseeds.com/pe...

Midori Tougarashi
Japanese heirloom pepper.
10-12 cm long, 1/2 cm in diameter.
Taste similar to Japanese shishito pepper


Black Beauty
Beautiful! Easy to grow.
Vigorous plants produce many small 2~3 inches long fruits.
Extremely spicy!





No, not in the seed swaps.

Thanks for those links but none of them are ones I am looking for.

I am still thinking on what I will do.
Name: Rita
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Newyorkrita
Sep 28, 2016 8:38 PM CST
Okay.

So in the Evergreen Cart I have Shishito, Fushimi and Green Twist Peppers and Momotaro tomato seeds.

In the Kitazawa Cart I have Shishito, Fushimi and Slim Pim Tenderbell Hybrid Peppers and Sun Gold Tomato Seeds.

Shipping at Kitazawa is $6.25 and it is for up to 12 packets of seed, same shipping price.

Shipping at Evergreen is $4.50 and I couldn't just get the 3 peppers as minimum order is $10.00. So I had to add something else if I want to order.

So as I have those two peppers as duplicates I can't just order both carts. I can't take anything out of the Evergreen Cart or I can't order. But it seems wasteful to spend $6.25 in shipping at Kitazawa if only order two things.

Confused Confused Confused

So don't know what I am gonna do. Will leave it for now and get back to it tomorrow. Maybe it will get clearer.

Name: Sandy B.
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Weedwhacker
Sep 29, 2016 8:03 AM CST
LOL, Rita -- I can relate to your plight with the seed ordering... I used to do that very thing, ordering a few packets from this place, a few from another -- until I realized how much I was spending on postage alone. I decided at that point that I would limit myself to ordering from 3 or 4 places; there are SO many varieties available (and many are quite similar, so if the exact one I wanted isn't available there is usually something pretty close to it) and I always manage to find more than enough to suit my purposes. (on the other hand, I don't put in 100 tomato plants...) Smiling
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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
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Newyorkrita
Sep 29, 2016 9:52 AM CST
I haven't done anything about it yet this morning. If it wasn't for the fancy Asian Peppers I wouldn't have to order from either place.

Shishuto one can find in some other places but not those others.

Yup, the postage adds up!!
Name: Rita
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Newyorkrita
Sep 29, 2016 10:32 AM CST
Took the Sun Gold Tomato Seeds out of my cart as I know I will be ordering at both Territorial and Tomato Growers and both have it.

Then I ordered the three types of Peppers at Kitazawa. I will just do without the Green Twist Peppers at Evergreen. Maybe I will get those next year, maybe I will forget about them completely.

This is my first order from Kitazawa. I am NOT impressed with all the extra charges they want to add when it comes to shipping.

Well, at least I am started on my pepper seeds for this winter.
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
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Weedwhacker
Sep 29, 2016 7:24 PM CST
"Maybe I will get those next year, maybe I will forget about them completely. "

If you're anything like me -- 10 other varieties will have caught your eye by next year... Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Sep 29, 2016 8:39 PM CST
Weedwhacker said:"Maybe I will get those next year, maybe I will forget about them completely. "

If you're anything like me -- 10 other varieties will have caught your eye by next year... Rolling on the floor laughing


Well, at least I do have three types of the Asian Peppers now and that really should do for that type. Especially as I plan to have multiple plants of each type. And there are so many seeds in those envelopes that I should be good for three years or more.

What I discovered this year is that those Asian peppers are so great. Easy to grow and set lots and lots of fruit. And taste great!!

There are other peppers also that I would like to get seeds for also. So there will be more seed ordering for me.

I have finally learned (I think) which types will really do well for me.
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
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Weedwhacker
Sep 29, 2016 8:48 PM CST
I must not have been paying attention, Rita -- are those sweet peppers? or hot? (I always think "hot" when I think "Asian pepper.")
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C/F temp conversion
Name: Dillard Haley
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farmerdill
Sep 30, 2016 5:46 AM CST
Southeast Asia and India use hot peppers. as you go further north into China and Korea, moderately hot peppers, Japan prefers sweet peppers. Shishito which is similar to the Spanish Padron, Fushimi, Himo Togarashi, Mangani,. Japan does have some moderately hot varieties like Sapporo, Takanotsume, Yatsufusa.
For real hot peppers tho. look for Thai and Indian varieties.
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Sep 30, 2016 3:49 PM CST
Weedwhacker said:I must not have been paying attention, Rita -- are those sweet peppers? or hot? (I always think "hot" when I think "Asian pepper.")


Sweet. I don't like hot. nodding

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