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a tale of two peppers....

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omg they are looking so evil LOL

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wish they would start turning color though.... getting worried I got them started too late
I am getting some color, but it doesnt look like the other pics i see online

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most pics i see is the green then a nice yellow, then bright orange, then finally flame red...

(both pics are of same plant btw)
(one grower said they sounded like the Chocolate Bhut Jolokia, but I didnt have pics at the time to show him. I didnt order the Chocolate, nor was they listed where I got the seed... sooo I dunno. It is a natural varaiant... maybe I just got ummm "lucky" LOL)

???

evil looking i tell ya!!!!! LOL
 
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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! :-O

Just a thought!
Hope all is well there!
Paul


[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.
 
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paullllllllllllll

you drive by poster you!!!!

(leaving the porch light on.....)
 
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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....
 
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the oldest pepper on the vine is now a brilliant orange

Houston, we have color :)
 

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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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Mab,

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 :)
 
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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....

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