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GIANT MONSTER Chili Pepper !!!

This is a discussion on GIANT MONSTER Chili Pepper !!! within the The Jungle forums, part of the Land Plants category; I brought some of these Chilies fresh from California and saved the seeds. I am ...

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    Question GIANT MONSTER Chili Pepper !!!

    I brought some of these Chilies fresh from California and saved the seeds.
    I am not sure, but think it may be a huge Mexican variety and let me tell
    you they are fiery hot!!! If you handle the seeds your hands/skin will burn close to an hour no matter how many times you wash them with soap, so
    definitely not a variety of Bell Pepper. Anyway, I was intrigued by the size and decided to plant some of the seeds I had saved as no such monstrous chilies exist here in Thailand... Here the result after about a year!
    The chilies are dark green until they reach full maturity when they turn RED!
    The one illustrated here is over 6 inches long (15 cm.!) and covers the full
    length of my hand. Does anyone know the name/ID of this variety? Thanks.

    Cheers, Michael
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    Hello Michael

    i'm also fond of chilis got some few very very hot chili pepper plants, seeds were ordered online. based on the site that i frequent whenever i visit and purchase seeds online, your chili could be the California Red Chili, aka chili colorado and anaheim.

    the california red chili fruits can grow as much as 20cm

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    oh wow and yummy looking, perfect for thai dishes!

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    I have a ton of hot peppers left over from my garden that I don't know what to do with. Wish I could ship them to you guys. I make salsa, but my plants went nuts this year. I have some really hot habeneros. I guess I could save some seeds and send them out if anyone is interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daethen View Post
    I have a ton of hot peppers left over from my garden that I don't know what to do with. Wish I could ship them to you guys. I make salsa, but my plants went nuts this year. I have some really hot habeneros. I guess I could save some seeds and send them out if anyone is interested.
    how about sharing them here

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    Definitely intersted in the habeneros seeds. Should I PM you my address?

    Cheers, Michael

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    After more research with images I suspect this is what they call ANCHO-POBLANO Chilies... right?

    Cheers, Michael

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    They look like poblanos, but poblanos generally are not that hot, more medium in heat. I wonder if they could be Hatch chiles. I recently tried some from a grocery store. They look similar to Anaheims, but are about as spicy as a jalapeno-quite the kick .

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    I am more than willing to share. I will harvest some from the peppers and dry them a bit. Anybody who wants them send me an address and I will do what I can. I have habenero, jalepeno, and the long chili type pepper. Put in your request now!!

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    Ok, my eyes are watering but the seeds are harvested. They are drying as I type. The jabeneros are really strong in my opinion. I am a bit of a whimp when it comes to hot spicy, but I have friends who aren't that have tried them and told me they are HOT. I use rubber gloves when preparing them. The one time I didn't I had numb/burning hands for 2 days. And we put this in our food, hhmmmmm............

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