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Thu Jul 17, 2014, 04:20 PM

 

OMG my Tabasco peppers finally grew

and they are so hot, they bring tears to my eyes. They are GLORIOUSLY hot!

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Reply OMG my Tabasco peppers finally grew (Original post)
Aerows Jul 2014 OP
nenagh Jul 2014 #1
Aerows Jul 2014 #2
nenagh Jul 2014 #3
Aerows Jul 2014 #5
Major Nikon Jul 2014 #4
Aerows Jul 2014 #6
Major Nikon Jul 2014 #10
Aerows Jul 2014 #7
Major Nikon Jul 2014 #8
Aerows Jul 2014 #9

Response to Aerows (Original post)

Thu Jul 17, 2014, 04:52 PM

1. Well done Aerows...

Enjoy!

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Response to nenagh (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 17, 2014, 04:55 PM

2. This is the third time I've tried to grow them

 

I failed the first two times, but these are magnificent!!!

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Response to Aerows (Reply #2)

Thu Jul 17, 2014, 05:06 PM

3. You have the knack now... :)

I don't know much about the hot peppers... but is there a chance that they will come up a second time next year now that you've been successful this year?

Maybe your feline assistant was a lucky charm

I'm sending a big pat-pat for her/him today..



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Response to nenagh (Reply #3)

Thu Jul 17, 2014, 07:32 PM

5. She follows me everywhere I go!

 

I absolutely adore her, and you are right - she was probably my lucky charm .

They are hot as HELL and will be awesome in vinegar. My own grown pepper sauce . You can't imagine how delighted I am!

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Response to Aerows (Original post)

Thu Jul 17, 2014, 07:17 PM

4. My jalapenos are hot as bejebus

I'm growing them hydroponically and I would have never imagined they would be so hot. I ate one out of the first harvest and it tore me up. I took some to work and a co-worker wanted to eat one. I warned him they were hot, but he assured me he eats a bag of them per month and they aren't hot. He ate one of mine, his face turned red and his nose started running profusely. He said it was the hottest jalapeno he had ever had. In addition to the heat they have some very intense jalapeno flavor.

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Response to Major Nikon (Reply #4)

Thu Jul 17, 2014, 07:33 PM

6. I'll bet they are delicious!

 

I love hot peppers, and these are a volcano .

Do you soak yours in vinegar to make sauce, or just eat them as is? I swear these Tabascos could make my eyes nearly bleed. They are awesome!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tabasco_pepper

Mine are just turning yellow .

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Response to Aerows (Reply #6)

Thu Jul 17, 2014, 10:38 PM

10. When I eat them by themselves I usually roast them first

For whatever reason I've never pickled them. Whenever I have a surplus of peppers I just hang them to dry or I roast and freeze them.

When I make picante I lightly saute them with some onion and garlic, then process them with canned San Marzano tomatoes, cilantro, and some seasonings.

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Response to Major Nikon (Reply #4)

Thu Jul 17, 2014, 07:49 PM

7. Oh, and I'm growing some jalapenos, too

 

but mine haven't turned out very hot. Flavorful, and jalepenos have a distinctive taste, but I wish mine were hotter. It sounds like you have a gorgeous crop .

They will makes some delicious Armadillo eggs.

http://www.homesicktexan.com/2011/02/armadillo-eggs-recipe-jalapeno.html

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Response to Aerows (Reply #7)

Thu Jul 17, 2014, 08:10 PM

8. If you want to make peppers hotter, don't water them very much

Wait until the leaves wilt before you water them. It's very hard to kill pepper plants by under watering.

It is for this reason I never suspected by peppers grown hydroponically would be very hot because they get watered 4 times per day. Much to my surprise the opposite was true. I guess that because the roots were relatively dry the rest of the time it must have made a big difference. These things are so unique that I'm thinking about growing nothing but peppers next year and selling them at the local farmers market.

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Response to Major Nikon (Reply #8)

Thu Jul 17, 2014, 08:20 PM

9. It's so fantastic to grow peppers :)

 

I wish my jalapenos were hotter, but my Tabascos could set even a hardy mouth on fire!

You are right, too. I let mine dry out a bit. It didn't work out so well with the jalapenos because we've had so much rain, but my tabasco has gotten a great bath of sunlight.

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