Not Growing Up!
A plastic "tent" using wire/sticks & plastic or glass sheets set over the plants (not touching) will provide the heat & 'extended summer' the plants may need, & ripen the pods & turn up their heat nicely.
That, or it will cook them to death!
Just a thought!
Hope all is well there!
[Oh yea, if they are like many other plants, bringing them indoors & putting them under some hot-high intensity grow lights with a longer light period, will get them to grow more & extend your growing season. Cutting the light back again will encourage more blooming & fruiting too. Some plants can deal with this & respond well, while others slowly decline. But if you don't mind a little work, it can be well worth the effort.]
If nothing else, bringing them into a frost-free environment may provide you with a head start in the late winter/early spring.
Last edited by GrowinOld; 08-27-2011 at 03:16 PM.
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you drive by poster you!!!!
(leaving the porch light on.....)
Not Growing Up!
I plan on taking you up on that!
Just don't be serving any of those peppers!
mini hoop house made from PVC ribs with clear plastic stretched over. sort of a mini high tunnel. Will capture more heat towards end of season. just also increase humidity and may make some foliar fungal diseases more of a problem (powder mildew and anthracnose). Might get you a few more weeks after it starts getting cool. could add a container of water inside it to add thermal mass and protect from light frosts. sort of creating the "wall of water" ghetto style....
the oldest pepper on the vine is now a brilliant orange
Houston, we have color :-)
yeah no worries on the colour, Butch, I wouldn't have started worrying til october to be honest. My habaneros are still all green.
I would think that maybe the seeds you got were cross pollinated. There are a bunch of superhot peppers that are not yet stable so seeing weird results is not much of a surprise, especially since the listing seemed somewhat muddled as to exactly what the peppers were.
Them pics show what is pretty much guaranteed to be a very very hot pepper so do be careful. I just found some dried Ghost Peppers (the common yet totally incorrect name for the whole Naga/Bhut Jolokia "complex") and am eager to see how they stack up to my usual habanero and scotch bonnet experiences
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to drive a sandwich
Thanks mate, that makes me feel better... I was getting worried.
I took a little nibble, I couldn't resist any longer...
Hot is a freaking understatement!!!
Very good flavor that is truly unique with heat that feels like your tongue is in the middle of a pyroclastic flow.
It is unlike any pepper I've ever eaten before (heat and taste).
It also has sort of a Wasabi twang to it..... very complex flavors.
Seductively wicked with the kiss of a beautiful woman then almost immediatly.... the kick of a freaking mule.
Very good indeed, it will make some great Salsa Verde :-)
Last edited by Av8tor1; 09-01-2011 at 12:28 PM.
Not to jump in to your thread off topic but looks like my first butch t peppers are on their way!
Yours are looking good. And great description of their taste... I'm expecting similar with these bad boys....